Even though the chances of making it there when it opened were very slim, I went ahead and signed up for it anyway.
I was #58 on the list.
Unfortunately, I didn't make it and ended up being #160 when I finally got there.
It took 2 hours before I was able to go inside.
Sadly, it was pretty picked over by the time I walked through the doors.
Backing up just a little ... this year I have taken Fridays off hoping to get in an extra day of estate shopping.
Unfortunately, for me this sale opened Thursday!
They're killing me!
This sale was only Phase 1....Phase 2 is....that's right next Thursday!
I know many of you run into that same problem.
...but enough complaining...
It's a smaller size measuring 9"x 5.5".
It's from the 1800's and is a fur trading journal.
The Mississippi Valley Fur Co., in Chester, Illinois.
All the sales from skunk to mink have been written down in this book.
I thought my #1 would get a kick out of it and he did.
I hope you have a very successful treasure hunting week-end!
Remember, the Fall Show at Monticello ends this Sunday so if you haven't gotten a chance to see it you've still got a couple of days!