Treasures

Brownie Hawkeye Camera
Brownie Hawkeye Camera

My guy took a personal day on Friday so we could take care of several errands, including installing some blinds for a customer before she went out-of-town for a week.  While we were out, I mentioned a garage sale I wanted to check out.  Truthfully, it’s not really a garage sale.  There used to be a resale shop in Sweeny, crammed full of all kinds of castaway goodies that were no longer of any use to their original owners.  When the ladies finally decided to close the door on their resale shop, they hauled everything home that didn’t sell in the “going out of business” sale.

Every couple of weeks, they send out an email to their former customers announcing their “garage sale,” which consists of all the stuff that didn’t sell.  I’ve never gotten a chance to go by there until Friday.  I went looking for EAPC (Early American Presscut glass, also sometimes referred to as “Star of David” glass), but they have sold most of that.  In fact, the one item they had that I wanted was just too rich for my blood.  A rare bowl, they were asking $125 for it.  Um, no.  Moving right along.

We were about to leave, and then I saw this sweet little thing.  A Brownie Hawkeye in the original box.  So exciting!  And only $10!  I’m pretty pumped about it.  I found a source for film and I’m seriously planning on ordering a few rolls so I can see if it still takes decent photographs.   If anything comes of my experiments, I’ll scan the prints and share them here.

Kodak Brownie "Fiesta" Camera
Kodak Brownie “Fiesta” Camera

I also found this little camera, a Kodak Brownie “Fiesta” which is about ten years older than I am.  I think finding film for it might be a bit more  challenging, but at $5 for the camera in its original box, and with the flash attachment — I am pretty pleased if only to have it for display purposes.   It was a great deal, as I discovered earlier this evening this same camera is going for around $20 on eBay!

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