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Win eBay Auctions With This Tool

Hi Everyone,

I created a video to tell you about a great little tool that helps you win auctions.  It’s called Goofbid.  Have you ever wondered why there was a bid at the very last seconds before an auction that seemed to come out of nowhere and beat you after carefully watching it and having your finger on the enter button sure you were going to win?  Well here’s why-and best of all, it’s a FREE tool!

Enjoy!

Tracy

 

 

Civil War Prints & Calling Cards Now Available

I like to tell people that my roots are in the North and wings in the South.  I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, but have spent my entire adult life in the Southeastern US.  Naturally, living in Central GA there are many Civil War, or as my Southern gentleman friend likes to call it, ‘The war of Northern aggression’ sites around. 

Pictured below are some I finally stopped to read, despite passing the area many times:

Civil War Battle of Griswoldville, GA

Civil War Battle of Griswoldville, GA

Battle of Griswoldville from East Macon

Battle of Griswoldville from East Macon

Civil War Confederate Pistol Factory Griswoldville

Civil War Confederate Pistol Factory Griswoldville

The town of Griswoldville near Macon, GA

The town of Griswoldville near Macon, GA

It’s probably no wonder why I like antique items!  Right now I have some Victorian Calling cards listed for auction featuring General Sherman and General McClellan.  Some pictures are below.  By the time you read this, if I don’t have the antique art prints from various Civil War battles featuring both Confederate and Union generals, I will have those for sale soon.  Check it out by clicking on the graphic for my eBay store at the top left or you can click here to take you directly to by eBay store.

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Lee at Fredericksburg

Enjoy!

Tracy

 

 

 

Louis Wain-Cat Artist

Portrait of LouisWain

Portrait of Louis Wain

     I first ran across Louis Wain nearly a year ago-not literally since he’s been dead for over 100 years!  A fellow collector who has a booth at the local antique store told me about him.  At the time I was fairly new at selling Victorian items and quite interested as one of the items he was selling was a scrapbook I had my eye on that had a Louis Wain postcard in it.  So I did a little research and here are some interesting tidbits.

 

     Louis Wain is well known and loved for the cats he drew that were portrayed in the most human of activities.  His cats characteristically have large eyes.  He came to start drawing cats while his wife was battling breast cancer.  She found great comfort in her feline companion and Louis started dressing her cat up to amuse her and cheer her.  The idea took flight and he spent a good part of the remainder of his career drawing cats engaged in many activities. 

 

     I think I like Louis Wain particularly because he had schizophrenia.  I’ve been working with people that have schizophrenia for a good part of my career and continue to do so.  So many in the public don’t understand this mental illness and Louis is a good example of how someone with schizophrenia can have a productive life.

 

     Right now I have some of Louis Wain cat prints in my eBay store.  They came from his book, With Louis Wain to Fairyland.  Below are a few images of the prints for sale.  If you are interested in buying any, please click on the eBay store image to your left to take you to my store.

 

Enjoy!

Tracy

Please feel free to comment and share any information you have about Louis Wain and his famous cats.

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Hello!

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post as I get my eBay business and online store together.  Look for regular posts for information on different artists, what I’m selling on eBay and new items for the store.  Keep checking back often as I get this up and running.

See you soon!

Tracy