Welcome to the weekend Greenwich!
Prefer to stay away from the crowd of the sidewalk sales in Byram and Old Greenwich?
Well, here's some help if you want to be an armchair shopper. Greenwich Patch has "eBay Saturday." Each week, I'll search the term "Greenwich, CT" on the popular auction site eBay and see what pops up, and post it for Patch readers to see (and perhaps bid on). Maybe you have a Greenwich-related item — a postcard, a milk bottle from the old Round Hill Farms, a menu from the former Manero's steakhouse. If you do and want to sell it, you can click on your submit your photo or videos button above.
This week's choice is what is described as an early 1900s postcard of the historic General Israel Putnam's Cottage.
There are 10 days left to the auction of the postcard which also has a 'buy it now' price of $8.99, plus $1.25 for shipping. The card only has a signature on what appears to be an unused, unmailed flip side.
Putnam was a celebrated war hero whose exploits in New York were legendary. He is perhaps best known for his horse ride down the steep rock embankment near what is now Old Church Road, towards Stamford, to alert soldiers of an attack by the British in 1777.
We're not vouching for the authenticity of the item ... it's buyer beware. But at the very least, ebay Saturday can give you a trip down Memory Lane!