She invested $2 in some books and sold them for $80. Holy cow!! I had to know more!!
Amy remembered reading some cute books she enjoyed as a kid and wanted to find them for her daughter. Recently while browsing in a thrift store she ran across about 20 of the books (Yay Amy!!). Check out this current Sweet Pickles books eBay auction to see what I'm talking about (not Amy's auction!). Anyway, they were priced at $.50 each but when she asks the salesperson, she tells her she will sell them to her for $.10 each! Amy kept a few for herself and sold the rest for $80. Way to go!!! That's an amazing price for vintage (1970's), used books. Not to mention she sold just a few random ones, and not the complete set of 40.
Here's the Wikipedia scoop: "Sweet Pickles is a series of 40 children's books by Ruth Lerner Perle, Jacquelyn Reinach, and Richard Hefter (who also created Stickybear and the Strawberry Library). The books are set in the fictional town of Sweet Pickles and are about anthropomorphic animals with different personalities and behavior. There are 26 animals—one for each letter of the alphabet. The books were published in 1977 and went out of print in the mid-1990s. The series' name is a pun; in each book, the main character gets into a "pickle" (a difficult situation) because of an all-too human personality trait. The front endpapers of the books portrayed the 26 characters, and the back endpapers portrayed a map of the town."
So, check out the current auction that I linked to. Remember what they look like and remember Sweet Pickles!!
Thanks so much Amy for writing me back and giving me all the scoop. I really appreciate it!! :)
Also, thanks to the Collectors Connection for the picture.