Saturday morning's estate sale was just what I needed: a quick sale nearby with just enough fun stuff to make me happy. There was a great tablecloth in excellent condition, a stack of bandanas (which always are reliable sellers) and some good additions to the Santa collection.
Just when I thought the Santa collection was complete, I found these three, all of which are new to me. The pull-toy Santa turns out to be pretty valuable as far as mid-century plastic Santa figures go (more valuable than skiing Santa, not as valuable as motorcycle Santa), and I haven't found a reference yet for the roly-poly Santa. The fellow at right is a candy container with an open sack.
I'd have loved this game if only for the treasure-chest box design, but it was filled with cards, numbers printed on wooden discs, and square pieces of glass for markers. Because my husband and I were home Saturday night, paralyzed with the kind of fear that overtakes parents when their 18-year-old daughter takes the car out with her friends for the first time, we played a round. "You can say we played this on your blog," he suggested helpfully. "You can say it was fun." Consider it done, dear.