Friday, February 23, 2018

Chess, Backgammon, Risk

This week I was very pleased to ship out this luxury wooden chess and backgammon set.  Unfortunately the varnish was in such a bad shape.

Therefore I accepted first reasonable bid, otherwise it’s a fine piece of craftsmanship.

My neighbour brought it in last summer, but I waited to find matching playing pieces at the thrift shop. With my volunteers discount I paid 75 cents EUR.

Though still cold we had some fine weather last week and I profited from that to put it up. I had no idea what to expect as I saw plenty of comparable sets around in the classifieds. I’m really glad it went so fast. One more big thing out of the house!

So let’s see what comparable I sold last year?

Ah, here it is. Risk.

Found in a plastic tote on a rainy day placed by a paper recycling dumpster. Usually that means books and I expected them to be soaked and ruined. Almost passed by but curiosity won and I found this one with another less interesting game in fairly dry boxes.

Good for immediate listing and guess what? Sold the same day!

1 comment:

Cheapchick said...

Great finds! I think people still love old fashioned games, I know our family does