On Facebook -JOIN I Antique Online.com: Collectors of Antiques and Collectibles.
Here is the link for the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/327133184409134/
Please join our FB group where YOU can post directly.

I Antique Online

A Community For People Who Buy, Sell or Collect Antiques, Collectibles and Art

A salesman's sample provides miniature pleasure

I'm fascinated by salesman samples. I picture a road warrior of yesterday with a donkey and a cart making the rounds to houses away from the beaten path. Or a mom and pop general store like my great-grandparents used to own in Germantown, TN with a catalog and a couple of miniature tables or bookcases.

I don't own many samples because finding room for my full-size treasures and the inventory for my online store take precedence, but I always check them out when I find them at an auction or in a brick and mortar antique store.

The picture is a salesman's sample of a bed warmer that I bought in England. I couldn't resist the turned handle and copper pan, complete with a made up family crest. It hangs on a hook in my kitchen amongst the coffee cups and near an old toffee hammer. I probably need to polish it.

What salesman's samples do you collect?

Views: 137


You need to be a member of I Antique Online to add comments!

Join I Antique Online

Welcome To I Antique Online: The Best & Biggest Social Network On Antiques & Collectibles

C. Dianne Zweig


Visit my blog Kitsch n Stuff

Visit my Art Studio/gallery  

Visit Pinterest

Visit Facebook www.facebook.com/iantiqueonline and "LIKE" our page.


JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP I Antique Online.com: Collectors of Antiques and Collectibles Public Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/327133184409134/

C. Dianne Zweig's Blog

& Terms of Use

© 2020   Created by C. Dianne Zweig   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service