Well, actually it was supposed to be cerise because it was a travel and adventure. He put $20.00 on it. I explained to him it wasn't worth half that but nope, no luck. It sat on the shelf for over 2 years. Then they marked it down to $10.00. I told him again it wasn't worth half that as it was filthy dirty, yellowed and it really did smell. Nope, no luck. Next year it went down to 50 cents and they still couldn't sell it. I don't know what happened to it in the end.
Anyway. Collectables closed. Ha! I knew it would. They priced themselves right out of the market and everything in this two story building went back to the.............guess where? The Tip Shop. The downmarket tip shop. Last stop - Landfill. I was delighted. Not only that but they opened a wonderful, brand new building. Purpose built for all those things that are excellent all the way down to can't even sell it in an op shop. This really is the last stop before landfill sucks the stuff into its bowels.
Good news is there are tons of books and they are actually sorted. Not really into any kind of genres but on fresh new book shelves that you can read, not scattered around in shopping trolleys that you have to dig through.
Well I went to the tip shop today as I was out on my bike. The sun was shining, it was 11 degrees C so not bad (52 for you Farenheit people). I hadn't been there in a while so the Penguin hunting began in earnest. This is what I found. All of these books for $8.00 in total. Enjoy (if you're a Penguin person like some of us) and until next time......
|Part of the book section. There are about 5 or 6 shelves like this.|
|A Penguin Vintage Puffin|
Original Puffins are harder to find than Penguins b/c children were hard on them.
|Another old Puffin Book|
|Number 2133 Looks like a real cold war book from late 50's to 60's|
|Number 2816- How sixties does this look.|
|This is a real find. Green ones are quite collectable and this is a very early first.|
|An old Georgette Heyer at 2511. Interesting cover.|
|This book is from the Penguin Poets series. An interesting cover.|