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here are a couple cigar ash trays I’ve been able to snag and a mug from a playboy club      

found these at a garden sale on weekend.   $50.00    all of them are still intact barring one missing part of one track set.   these look to be all 1980's sets.  

Copped this monkey bowl at an estate sale for $10 they had four. Looks like they were food trays gonna be my valet tray for keys, wallet, change, watch, phone.     

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Had some shit I was gonna take a few days ago. Felt burnt out on selling tho so I donated it all to good will.

 

Came up on some BRAND NEW Vans there for $19 in the process. (little rubber stubble on the soles and all)

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I am into woodworking and I go to all kinds of sales where ever I go. In the woodworking community, most of the stuff you buy for tools is from these. Very few people actually buy everything brand new. Usually you end up with stuff new and old.

 

I rarely see anything that looks like it belongs on the oontz. Mostly it is just junk.

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every swap meet i go to there are those little bonsai stands, and they are always people trying to rip people off.

 

shitty $5 spreading junipers from home depot stuffed into a bonsai pot and garnished with a panda on sale for $25...

 

 

i've been hitting estate sales lately. i don't collect old paint, but yesterday i found 4 full cans of1965 paper label/metal cap seafoam green derusto, a bunch of 70s derusto, and a couple 80s rusto cans and paid $4.19... was pretty happy about the find, just cool looking cans, and i assume they're actually collectible-ish.

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wow....how did i miss this thread?!

 

i go to swap meets (flea markets) about once a month...sometimes a couple times a month. there is one in town thats pretty close to me called the folsom blvd flea market...you can pretty much find just about anything here..from the lucha librador masks to regular nintendos/games to porn to paint to pets....etc etc etc...its the one i usually go to on sundays just to people watch or see if i can find some diamond in the rough shit on the cheap...its super fucking hood though.

 

then theres one thats a little bit further out in the next city over called the roseville denio's auction....this one has better selection on produce and is much much larger...you can find anything at this one...literally anything...but since its a bit far and costs money to park (the folsom blvd one is free parking and free entrance), i usually dont go to it too often.

 

then theres one a couple towns away in the city of galt...ive only been to this one once but it was a good sized flea market...only thing that sucks (besides it being about an hour away) is that its only open on tuesdays and wednesdays...but i wouldnt mind going there on a day off to get some good elote and buy shit.

 

that reminds me...i have to go back to the denio's auction to visit the hot sauce vendor...they have a lot of different hot sauces....also i should pick up some socks on the cheap if i go.

 

as for estate sales/garage sales, i dont really go because a lot of the good shit gets bought up by 7am, and im not waking up that early to buy shit...most of the local antique shops around here are just run by people who buy cool shit at estate sales and mark them up a bit and resell them, so i'd have better luck going to the antique shops...matter of fact i saw a really nice balisong for sale at the last antique shop i was at..i should go back and pick it up sometime.

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1 hour ago, KILZ FILLZ said:

Copped this monkey bowl at an estate sale for $10

they had four. Looks like they were food trays

gonna be my valet tray for keys, wallet, change, watch, phone. 
 

 

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Good idea! Shit looks clean and has that mid century modern / Brady bunch feel. 

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found these at a garden sale on weekend.

 

$50.00

 

 all of them are still intact barring one missing part of one track set.

 

these look to be all 1980's sets.

 

 will be slowly heading to eBay

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Nice thread bump. Ive been missing yard sales and fleas badly last year. I also get into a bunch of places where tenants have dashed in a hurry and left behind some cool shit for me. Im hoping this year things open back up.

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On 2/14/2021 at 9:56 PM, Schnitzel said:

found these at a garden sale on weekend.

 

$50.00

 

 all of them are still intact barring one missing part of one track set.

 

these look to be all 1980's sets.

 

 will be slowly heading to eBay

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It'd be cool to make a 3d printable replica set of files out of these.  It'd take a lot of time and a micrometer.

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I do miss picking, even at some of the antique stores and shit.

 

Everyone has their own thing so curious, what's yours?  Also, what's the best item you've gotten?

 

I usually go for railroad, firearms, and alcohol related items, but if something has good subject matter that I relate to I'll consider it.  

 

Off the top of my head the best thing I ever got was from a buttfuck USA antique store, it's a railroad art sign or plaque that represents several classic RRs.  I got it cheap enough, and a few months later my buddy saw the same one hanging in a RR museum.

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5 hours ago, One Man Banned said:

I do miss picking, even at some of the antique stores and shit.

 

Everyone has their own thing so curious, what's yours?  Also, what's the best item you've gotten?

 

 

 I hunt garage sales regularly just in case some old writer is ditching their graffiti related ephemera.

Have never come up on ANYTHING AT ALL in 20 years.

 

 

But hope springs eternal that one day I'll met the old writer too battered by booze and drugs to list his crap on ebay.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Schnitzel said:

I hunt garage sales regularly just in case some old writer is ditching their graffiti related ephemera.

Have never come up on ANYTHING AT ALL in 20 years.

But hope springs eternal that one day I'll met the old writer too battered by booze and drugs to list his crap on ebay.

 

So what do you pick up instead, and what's your best?

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mostly old toys or old scifi books or cool comics.

or bulk lots of lego for my kids.

 

I've decided to be ruthless and if there's nothing once I have a quick run through I dont go hunting for stuff to buy. I'm a "collector" not a "Hoarder" (though my wife would disagree).


The brio's are pretty much the best score I have had in the last few years.

 

The second hand booksellers in my city are demons for going through garage sales before they open so generally garage sales are pretty slim pickings now.

 

 Best overall would be "The Collected adventures of the cartoon messiah Cheech Wizard" now that I think of it and a couple of old "Cherry Poptart" comics in like 1999.

 

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cheech got lent to somebody who i never saw again. recently spent 75 bucks replacing it.

 Cherry poptarts got given away to mates in my big overseas move in 2003

 

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