Fave Find: Antique Smoking Stand
I saw this weird looking thing hiding behind a pile of old clothes at an estate sale. It is way heavier than it looks, but I managed to lug it downstairs to the cash-out area. The woman running this particular sale was obviously having a bad day. She was on a cellphone while simultaneously yelling at a buyer who asked for a discount. There was no price on this item I was holding, so I almost put it back just so I wouldn’t have to deal with this woman. As I was about to, a man came running in from outside, yelling and cursing over everyone. Like really really loud, and really angrily. He was a neighbor and someone had parked in his driveway.
I was in hell, but something told me to hold onto this item. It seemed unique, and turns out it is. The piece is actually a smoking stand. The top tray holds an ashtray, and is removable for cleaning. The inside chest is all copper and works as a humidor for cigars. SO COOL. I bought it for $40 since Zach is a cigar smoker and I thought it would look cool in his office.
I looked these up on ebay and they seem to be pretty valuable. Anywhere between $100-$400. We don’t plan to sell it anytime soon, but maybe one day I can sell it and buy a bunch of Hugga Bunches.
- digthistreasure posted this