|Me posing with my biker leather jacket today to send this photo to my EBay inquiry as to whether or not my jacket is "shiny". Since I sent this I haven't heard from him. I guess it's to shiny enough for him.|
|Me, yes that really is, back in the day (1971) when my biker leather jacket was new and shiny|
Update time folks.
Today I posted more sale items on my EBay account. So far I have no bids on my antique Heidi doll. Looks like one of my grand nieces is going to receive a very nice gift. However, I feel sorry for the Heidi doll. Little girls tend to be very rough on dainty antique dolls, dragging the doll around by her arm until it falls off. My Mother often told me the story about how her two older brothers tore the head off of her doll.
|My Mother with her favorite doll which her two older brothers (pictured) eventually tore the head off (1926)|
may just keep Heidi here at Casa Tipton-Kelly. Get a nice display case and light her up. At least get her out of that box she's been in the last forty years.
The additional items I posted on EBay today were seven pairs of my vintage (from the 70's) Levi jeans. These are the jeans I wore during my gay bar cruising days. The waists measure 32 and 33 inches and the length 36 inches. Time and gravity has taken its toll and my waist is now 34 inches and length 34 inches. Plus the legs are too slim. I'm not a "skinny jeans" type of guy. I put a couple up for auction and the rest I put a set price of $20, figuring that one would pay more for washed out jeans at Walmart whereas mine are authentic "washed out" jeans. Much to my surprise I'm not getting any hits on those items I put up for sale.
Lastly I put up my favorite leather vest and leather biker jacket. The leather biker jacket I received an e-mail inquiry about the size ("pit to pit") and if the jacket is "shiny" (it is). I sent the pit to pit measurements and endured the insult from the person inquiring that the jacket "looked dull" (it doesn't) but I haven't heard anything since.
The auction items wills stay on for a week but if I don't get any bids I'll remove them. The other items that I posted for a set price I'll leave for a week or ten days but if no bites, I'll remove them too. I have to say I'm a little surprised and disappointed, I was expecting more of a positive response. However, I still have more items to post. This is all a new learning experience for me folks. One way or another, these items will be gone. I just thought I could make a few bucks off of what I considered my more valuable items that I've collected during my seventy-seven years on this planet.