Hick found some buried treasure over in his Freight Container Garage. As you may recall, as soon as the Freight Container Garage was move-in ready, Hick bought his original 18 storage units. So there's still a lot of "merchandise" over there that has yet to be unearthed. Last week, Hick found this collection:
It's not a matching set. But it's Cobalt Blue Glassware. I've discovered by consulting the innernets that the two large urn-looking things in the back are actually a pair of Anchor Hocking Cobalt Blue Ribbed Glass Vases. I think they are 13 inches tall, according to assorted listings. People seem to be asking around $45 for one.
That funny square one in the front left is a Blenko Cobalt Blue Glass Double Spout Carafe? Water jug? Bottle Pitcher? Nobody seems to use a standard description of this one, other than Blenko and double spout. They also seem to be listed for $45. Doesn't mean people will pay that, but it's a starting point.
I mention the asking prices because when Hick showed me his "collection," he said, "I can get $20 for the set." I think maybe he could get more individually. He plans to put them on Buy/Sell/Trade. So I told him to make sure he mentions Anchor Hocking and Blenko in his descriptions. Because you know people will look them up before going to barter with Hick.
Oh, and they're all VINTAGE. Not antique! Depends on how you search.
Upon sharing this knowledge with Hick, which he already professed to know (I seriously doubt that he searched for a carafe), he said, "I'd sell on the internet if you'd set it up for me."
"No. I'm not going to run your business for you. I'm not going to check every day to see if somebody bids on it, and I'm not going to feel the pressure to get it mailed out on time. YOU have a laptop now. The Pony fixed it last weekend for you. So why don't YOU set it up to sell on the internet? Huh? Oh, wait. That would take up too much TIME! And effort."
"Actually, I don't want to sell on the internet. If it gets broken during shipping, then people will whine that I sent them a broken item. And good luck getting it back if they want their money back. I'll just put it on Buy/Sell/Trade. Then they come meet me at my store, and it's done."
Yeah. That's a real smart decision by Hick. Especially since there's no way in Not-Heaven I'd sell stuff online for him. I don't have a stake in Hick's business.