It's no secret that I'm a collector of many things vintage. I frequent estate sales and also search online. Some of my finds I sell in my own online shop and some I keep. This helps to both finance my own collecting while also freeing up space and keeping my hoarding habits in check. The key is to only buy stuff you love so you don't mind being stuck with something that doesn't sell. I recently discovered the above Hanova of Pasadena enamelware casserole while searching for another new obsession, Cathrineholm. It was love at first click!
Some other recent finds; A Cathrineholm lotus chop plate I nabbed at an estate sale and a teapot found on eBay. I treasure a Trumpfreflex camera that belonged to director Walter Lang bought at his family's estate sale and I love this Hayley Mills record I got for I think $1. A long time fan, I even named one of my cats "Hayley Mills" so this little gem isn't going anywhere. This extra rare Sylvia Hood Owl was a very lucky eBay find while this unusual $12 purse always gets compliments. Probably one of my best finds ever was this rare Margaret Keane print, which I really wanted to keep. However, after posting a photo on instagram I got an offer I couldn't pass up and had to say sayonara.
Hanova of Pasadena was created by Erwin Prust and Bob Hill in the early 60s. This design known as the "Scandinavian Bird" design was first launched around 1967 and was very popular. Not a lot of info online about them but I learned that much via this blog post. Most I found were priced at $125 and up, however this chartreuse colored casserole I found on a newish site called Chairish had a few cosmetic flaws. This is probably why the seller had it priced quite a bit lower. Since I planned to use it only for display and could easily turn those defects to a wall, I did't really mind and was able to get it at a great price. A good tip, if you are open to less than mint condition you can often find better deals. Just consider how you will be using it to access what is important.
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