7/12/14 Yard Sale Finds

Thank you for checking out my blog which is updated every week with my yard and estate sale finds from the previous weekend. Please feel free to explore my “Picks of the Past” page and also you can see all previous weeks since I began my blog. And believe me, there are some really great and surprising finds over the last few years! Also be sure to follow my blog so you don’t miss anything I find in the future. All items I purchase at yard sales are for sale, so if you see something you want email me and we will work out a purchase through Paypal.

I am just an ordinary young woman with a love for vintage and antique items of all kinds! I have been going to estate sales with my dad ever since I can remember. I fell in love with estate sales from a very early age. Starting with Susan Vitale Estate Sales on the Philadelphia Main Line, Pa. “The Main Line is an unofficial historical and socio-cultural region of suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, comprising a collection of affluent towns built along the old Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad which ran northwest from downtown Philadelphia parallel to Lancaster Avenue (US Route 30).”-Wikipedia

The very first 2 things I remember buying were a fun little polar bear and bird carved figurines from a Susan Vitale Estate Sale. Not knowing at the time but they are in fact Ivory, those are something I will always keep as a reminders of her wonderful sales. You could always get a bargain at ones of her estate sales. Sadly, she retired a few years ago and I think that really kind of ended a certain generation of estate sales here on the Main Line. There are Gunning Co. sales which there are possibilities, but rare to get a great find because they look most things up. There are also Sales by Helen but she is overpriced, in my opinion, and not very friendly to negotiations. She has also kind of lost the following of many of the regulars due to one reason or another.

Enough about all that, let’s get on with my great yard sale finds of the 12th of July weekend.

Here is an old leather doctors bag which was purchased at a Gunning Co. Estate Sale. Full of old instruments and medicine, even surgical scrubs. I believe the doctor was a Obstetrician. I have a medical collecting interest so I am keeping many of the contents but everything in pictures including the doctor’s bag, scrubs, Stethoscope are for sale and some of the instruments. (I already removed what I am keeping.)
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Now I paid a lot for this leather doctor’s bag with contents ($200+) but it came with some great items. And when it comes to items I collect personally, I don’t mind paying retail. But, I never pay above retail just because I hate over paying for anything. So here are a few pictures of what I am keeping out of the bag. Some of the items already have homes in my collection 🙂

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