ebay Saturday: Antique Postcard of Greenwich's Island Beach

Who's going to bid on this antique postcard of Greenwich's Island Beach, dating back to the 1930s?

Welcome to the weekend Greenwich!

Too cold to venture outside for tag sales?

Well, here's some help for armchair shoppers. Today Greenwich Patch launches a new column — "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.

Given the sudden wintry blast of winds this weekend, the inaugural item, selected from dozens available, is a classic postcard showing what the seller describes as a "1930s Connecticut postcard Island Beach Greenwich CT Refreshment Stand." The long-skirted woman and pavilions give a totally different perspective to the popular beach off the Greenwich coastline, well — except for the lounging sunbathers with their chairs and beach umbrellas.

We're not vouching for the authenticity of the item ... it's buyer beware. At the very least, ebay Saturday will give you a trip down Memory Lane!

The bidding starts at $4.99. And the auction closes shortly after 3 p.m., Jan. 16.

Leslie Yager January 15, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Top bid is currently $9.00, with day and 1/2 left.
Leslie Yager January 15, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I have a few doz. antique postcards. Max I pay is $5 or $6. Is this one super valuable?
Barbara Heins (Editor) January 15, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Can't comment on its value, but I love anything old that's related to Greenwich. I remember when the beer garden at Island Beach had all sorts of newspaper articles dating back to the '20s and '30s with photos ... back in the days when there was nightly entertainment and a casino out there. Can you imagine a casino and nightly entertainment out there now?
Leslie Yager January 15, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I'd settle for return of beer bar & juke box. Bartliks' concession would benefit too!


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