Sunday, June 22, 2008

Liberty Bell Lamps

Last week, William came by to help me get the junk out of my attic to have a yard sale. He handed down pile after pile of stuff. Then, he handed me the Liberty Bell Lamps. Two. Identical. Antique? No. Horrible? Yes.

They came with my Ex-The Redneck. They were so ugly that they never saw the light of day, but we couldn't sell them since they were "family heirlooms." I've watched enough Antique Roadshows to know an antique when I see it. These were 1972 Colonial crap.

And they were such "family heirlooms" that she'd forgotten about them. For TWO YEARS.

Yesterday, at my huge yard sale, I took great pride in putting the lamps on the table with a price tag of .50 each. The second lady that walked up snagged them.

I put the .50 cents in my pocket.

Please, if you ever see 'em on the Antiques Roadshow, just don't tell me. Okay?

16 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Wouldn't that be awful if they made a fortune on ARS?

What news on the slimming miracle? I'm desperate!

Karen said...

You should send that 50 cents to your ex.

Leighann said...

HA! You wicked little thing you!

SkylersDad said...

What the heck are Liberty bell lamps? Sorry if my stupid is showing through...

Real Live Lesbian said...

Ake: There's just no way they're worth more than .50! You'd have to see them to appreciate their ugliness! No news yet. Should know tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Karen: You just cracked my shit up, girl! I was laughing so hard I had to call my girlfriend and tell her your comment!

Leighann: Yeah, I'm pure evil.

Skylersdad: They are just lamps with Liberty Bells on the bottom part. You haven't missed much by not knowing what they were. :)

Dana said...

That's a good Sunday Secret *wink*

Biscuit said...

Even at just 50 cents a piece, I'd be a rich woman if I managed to sell all of the crap my husband hangs on to "just in case."

doggybloggy said...

"They were so ugly that they never saw the light of day".....you are such the littler punster....LOL

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

I want pictures!! Something THAT tacky needed to have pictures!!

Jay said...

I totally would have bought those and put them somewhere in my apartment. I bet they are super cool!

Of course, I'm sure they are already for sale for a dollar each in somebody's junk booth at the flea market. ;-)

Dianne said...

Liberty Bell lamps!!

wow - my ex had Mayflower lamps - I swear!! the base of the lamp was a freakin' ship with some crude stitching on it that said Mayflower.

He took them with him.

I didn't even get 50 cents :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

Dana: I probably shouldn't keep it a secret. I'd love to send her a check for them!

Biscuit: Preachin' to the choir!

Doggy: I am, huh?

Capn: I wish I'd thought to take a pic!

Jay: If only I'd known you needed Liberty Bell lamps! LOL

Dianne: They were apparently related. Have I met you at a family reunion? LOL

buffalodickdy said...

I heard they were the two lanterns they used in the old North church to signal Paul Revere to ride...

Hammer said...

I remember that stuff from the 1976 bicentennial. I'm sure we will see a lot more of this stuff emerging from attics and basements.

coopernicus said...

I don't know...they may be worth as much as 75 cents...but I understand the need to get rid of them. Maybe running over them with the car would have been more satisfying.

Anndi said...

You evil wench... That ROCKED!