It's amazing what a couple of four-figure eBay auctions for Antonio Vitali toys will flush out of the basement, isn't it? A sculpted wood family, a set of animals, and a barn? That is a blessed occurrence indeed.
In this case, DT reader Amy is both the tipster and the seller. They found this incredible set of Vitali Creative Playthings dolls, and animals, and a barn, at a local antique shop in Oregon. And though their kids have played with them a bit, supervised, they have lived, until now "on a high shelf out of reach of the kids and the puppy."
And it shows. Bidding started over the weekend at an enticing but impossible $100. I suspect it will keep on climbing.
And climb it did. The final bid was $3,050. Plus shipping. Congratulations all around. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Princeton-area church rummage sales to attend.