This being a rural area, folks just don't appreciate the same things that appeal to an eccentric artist type like me, so I was able to get what I wanted for practically nothing. My favorite buy was the altered art shelf with cabinet nob hanging pegs. It came with the fabulous ancient padlock and I won the bid at $2.00. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? I still can't. I added the two ancient keys to finish the viniette. The alligator purse has a small tear on one side (easy to repair with glue) and is luxuriously lined with a buttery soft glove leather. An impulse buy that cost me maybe $6.00. Isn't it priceless looking? The sassy lingerie hamper wasn't an auction find, but I had to include it for show and tell because it is so unique. Found it at my favorite local thrift store, The Classic Shop. Other auction buys were a box of beautiful old, white china dishes ($2.50), a blue glass pitcher (50 cents), an 8 foot x 10 foot "Persian" area rug ($20), a large flat box of silver plate with a couple of sterling treasures in it (50 cents!), a box of antique postage, maybe 25 pages' worth from an album ($2.00) and a fabulous old type writer (in a wooden case) that I got for one dollar because I walked back into the auction room to get my things and no one was bidding on it and the auctioneer looked to me to take it, since I took so much other "junk". There WERE items that got some higher prices, but I got my treasures for a steal!