Generally, I'm pretty conservative financially- probably part of my thrifty Norwegian heritage- but sometimes, when I'm at an auction, I lose all sense of fiscal responsibility and I bid like I'm on crack desperate for my next hit.
A sensible way to bid on a box lot would be to figure out what's in the box, what I think I could sell each item for, and bid accordingly- but I lost all sense and just had to have this box. What was it made it so attractive? Probably the pocket watches. I didn't even notice the pretty baby bracelets until I had actually bought the box.
One of my favorite treasures from the box was at the bottom- this old celluloid silhoutte pendant. It and the horse pin are in my Gathering Dust etsy shop.
It's a childrens/young adults book of nature, with beautiful illustrations. It must have fallen apart from time and use, and someone made a cover and tied it together with string. I don't know what the original cover looked like, but I bet I couldn't like it any better than the rebound cover.