Our family really enjoys going to garage sales. It is fun to see who can find the best deal! This past weekend, the kids and I enjoyed our time visiting the Perkins, Oklahoma city-wide garages sales. It is an annual "event" in a small town about 15 miles south of Stillwater. This was the first year that we had heard of it, so we decided to check it out.
We spent 4 hours traveling around this tiny town. the second garage sale that we visited supplied what we thought was our find of the day. I bought a clothes basket full of odds and ends such as C-clamps, steel cutting blades, an old telephone amplifier, plastic sheeting, a rolling pin, a small saucepan, and a few other items all for $2. Actually the only reason I purchased the basket was for the C-clamps because I knew we needed them and knew they were worth well over the $2! At this same sale, Savannah found a basket full of arts and craft paints and supplies, and I bought 3 salad size Corell plates (since I have a tendency to break my "unbreakable" Corell Ware).
One was a 1876 dime and the other was a 1858 quarter. After a little research online, the total worth is about $25-30 for both of the coins (Ebay here we come!). The quarter is actually the most valuable of the 2. We also thought it was really neat to think that we were holding coins that were 153 and 135 years old.