“Old Sailor Nostalgic Toy Junk,” is exactly the kind of thing I look for. But we love you, Kendra.
When I go to antique (junk) stores, flea markets and yard/garage sales I never look for diamonds in the rough. I only look for things I may want in my home or as gifts. I do buy quite a few old tools – and use them or give them as gifts to those who like them. And old cast iron cooking utensils, too. Even when in very rough shape they can usually be brought back into serviceable condition with patience.
War Pig – I sometimes call them “garbage” sales. However, I’m still looking for someone selling old $20 gold coins for $20! :) – do you think I’d inform them of their mistake??? Others I’ve been to had items that you could get at a local store for less than at the “sale”! Gotta be careful or you get ripped off!
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I remember, back in the early ’70’s going to an estate sale & looking in the 25¢ record bin for goodies. Then I found one: The Beatles (“butcher cover”) autographed by George Harrison, for 25¢.
That one album paid for a year+ of my college education. There was also an autographed Stones album, but that only resold for a few hundred.
I’ve made some finds. but I don’t go looking for them. My brother and me found five Log Cabin Maple Syrup tins (not bottles) in fantastic condition when we bought a box of cans and tins for a dollar. In one of the tins were ten gold coins. 1869 gold dollars. Back then worth a lot less than now plus they were nicked up a bit, but they still bought my brother and I each a brand new car back in 1969. When I go looking for treasures on purpose I never find anything. I have made a tidy sum over the years of reconditioning old cast iron cooking pots and pans.
Saw a sign in an antique store: “We do not sell junk. We buy junk. We sell antiques.”
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