Monday, January 03, 2011

I didn't get my Alice fix!

I was bidding on this, but quickly withdrew from the heated bidding war because I just didn't have the money for it.
It's a 1900 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. It's quite rare. I really wanted it. A few friends said I should check the authenticity of the books first (ask for a photo of the copyright page). Another one said I'd need a special viewing case and a dehumidifier because in our very humid and tropical climate, such old books will disintegrate.

Well, after all that, I lost the bid. Well, I didn't even try after the bids went way beyond what I was willing to pay for it. I was a tad disappointed because I collect all things Alice. So, to make me feel better, I'm thinking of bidding on these:

This is an exquisite collection of figurines modeled after the illustrations of Sir John Tenniel. It's a limited edition created by Kaiyodo. I love it!

This is whimsical wall clock depicting the mad tea party scene. And look at the time! It's backwards!

They're not cheap either so I'm a bit hesitant to bid. But it would be ever so nice if I added these to my collection. Big sigh!


  1. If you're in the UK, you should come to Oxford and see Alice's Shop. You'll love it there! :D

  2. that book is amaziiing. OMG the cover is almost magical. How much was it sold? Love the clock too:)

  3. I vote for the wall clock, coz at least you can still use it, as compared to figurines that you will display in your living room (it would look pretty, though). ^_^

    Too bad for the books, it would have been a priceless addition to your collection...

    Speaking of Alice, I just did a Mad Hatter Tea Party for my niece's 1st birthday, that party theme would've been perfect for you! ^_^

  4. Toys! Kaiyodo makes really good figurines. We have a few at home :)

  5. Wahhh the wall clock is so cool! Pwede kayang i-DIY yan hehe.

  6. I loved the story. I have a nice, hard-bound (new-ish) Lewis Carroll and I love it to bits. I'm trying to get my husband to read it this year.

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving an uplifting comment. I read your stories about your mom and in a lot of ways, I experienced and felt the same - about her not having an insurance and we spent a lot, comforting other people who cried a lot too,the outpouring of support - flowers, financial help and prayers, keeping and giving away her things, and also looking at those small pieces of jewelry that were pawned many times so she has something to send me to school.

    I'm an avid reader of your blog. I love the way you write - full of life! I will always spend a lot of time here, my third place...

    Your fan,

  8. I got the Kaiyodo figures =D Yey!

    Karina, we orphans are the only ones who understand each other, right?


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