I've been to some pretty fun yard sales lately. The one this weekend really captured some fun Raleigh memories because this particular house was locally famous for its huge Christmas displays that it held every year during the 1950s through the 1970s.
The large figures displayed Dickinsian or Nativitiy themes and really were great. Hand painted in long gone factorie in the 1950s and 60s, some of the larger figures were taller than me. I tried to buy one that still had the 'for sale' sign on it (the great figure of the Dickinsian trumpet player) but I was told that someone had bought every one. -Not a small sum, let me assure you.
I was talking to a long time neighbor and she told me that she wasn't surprised. "Some folks have the money and this display meant a lot to people." The buyer supposedly is going to display them at Christmas time like in the old days. The cynic in me told me to start checking Craigslist for them to be sold off, one by one.
Upon reflection, I told the cynic to shut up.