posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by Tartarspoon
Please tell me something about the wooden box.
I once met an old woman who showed me an ancient method of divination involving an old heirloom trunk handed down in her family for generations.
The trunk she said came from Brittain to the U.S. with her family and may have been hundreds of years old.
The method involved putting a piece of paper on top of the trunk and letting the hand wander drawing a continuous line. Like with automatic writing.
The difference wast that the scribbles always drew an incredibly clearly defined picture. She demonstrated this method to me without the trunk, which
she said made the picture many times more clearly detailed.
Even without the trunk, she most definately drew some interestingly realistic pictures out of nothing but scribbles. I wonder if this may have been a
popular metaphysical exercise once, and perhaps still has a quiet following today.
Does your trunk, or box have lots of faint impressions on the lid, like someone drew pictures on top of it often?
P.S. That complimentary ticket to the Southern Exposition for it's first of five years, is probably a museum worthy item. It is one of the first
three hundred tickets, and a ticket gifted to someone of influence. In comparison, Wikipedia shows a picture of a ticket from the second year.
Your's could potentially be the only ticket from the first year.
Your ticket has a story, that makes antiques much more valued. Especially if the other items you have relate to that story, and lend it support.
[edit on 28-6-2009 by Cyberbian]