5/30/2015 Yard Sale Finds

This weeks highlight was one particular yard sale which I got a bunch of awesome items for very reasonable prices😄 this was the start of a moving sale and she was selling everything out of her garage. So I was able to uncover some really neat items. Shown below is just a handful of what I found there, I bought a lot😉 

 I only paid $1 for this painting. Painted landscape Signed by artist “Henry Ernest Fritzsche ’07”. I believe it is 1907 because I looked name up and matches man who was painter among other things born 1874.
Vintage Tile-tex store display sign. Very cool original sign in excellent condition. 

  This is a whole stack of 80s-90s sports hats with original tags still attached, very cool.
These are pencil drawings done in the early 1990’s in the style of comics. Extremely well done, super detailed up close!    

This is just a pen drawling of a deer but I liked it, it’s got some feeling.

 

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5/23/2015 Estate Sale Finds

  
My find of the day, maybe of the month even: 39 Star American Flag with old pen writing on it which reads “Election of Harrison 1888”. It was oddly written correctly facing on the upside down flag. Thought that was interesting and worth noting. Benjamin Harrison won over Grover Cleveland. This election was notable for being the third of four U.S. presidential elections in which the winner did not win the popular vote. The first, in 1824, saw John Quincy Adams elected by the House. The second occurred just 12 years earlier in 1876, while the fourth would occur 112 years later in 2000.- Wikipedia  

  
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05/16/2015 Yard Sale Finds

Hi all😀 I have some interesting things this week to share from my many yard sale adventures. First off a 1920s Salesman 7 Bottle Container. After that there is a cool window fan. Love that color and I don’t even mind that’s it’s got some scratches and wear. It looks even cooler to me that you can see it is an old fan not a reproduction. Last but not least a 1940s Western Electric Bakelite telephone, purchased for $20 at a yard sale and sold on eBay already for $70.

   
   

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05/09/15 Yard Sale Finds

For this weeks Yard Sale “Picking” I got a whole lot of Fossils and Minerals at a yard sale. I mean a TON! Not sure how the sellers got them but there are about 15 display boxes from The Nature Company. They are also mostly individually labeled and priced from $79.99 to a few dollars. 

I used to love that store when I was a kid about 15 years ago. My dad and I would ride our bicycles up to the shopping center and look at all the cool fossils and minerals and drink the free hot tea. Seeing these brought back a lot of fun memories.

  

  Huge Megalodon Shark Tooth.

  A box of dozens of authentic Indian Arrowheads all tell age and locations.

This is just one box of about 15 I have all are full of awesome things like these. There are Amber with insects, All kinds of fossils and beautiful minerals. If you see something you want let me know by commenting below😉 

 
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05/02/15 Yard Sale Finds

Back to Yard And Estate Sales! Feels good to be back on the hunt for bargains and treasures. Hopefully I can keep up my good luck.  I have a few different things to share this week. Check them out below. Also, everything is for sale. Comment below if you are interested in anything 😊

   My find of the day was this 1940s Glass Globe for only $5. Has a beautiful glow and a really cool Art Deco style metal base.

   Awesome old framed 1868 marriage license with pictures of the couple.

  This Is a framed 1896 Diploma for Northern Indiana Business Institute. I love old certificates.

This Is an old child’s blackboard with scrolling graphics up top. It is shown opened where it was also made to be used as a desktop.

  Oil can with cool graphics. I love the look of vintage graphics like this one.


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4/25/15 Enjoying the Little Things..

I have a few things to share today.

First of all, I love my job, I truly do. I hope I am able to continue to do what I love for many years. I also want to say sometimes you can get overwhelmed and even a little burnt out selling antiques and collectibles and working on the internet from home. I skipped estate and yard sales this week and for the whole week found a new passion..  bird watching.

I know what you are thinking but it is really relaxing and even entertaining at times. One day I went out on my patio and put some seed out and discovered how many different kinds of birds I had in the area. I even purchased a new camera and spent the week honing in on my bird photo skills.

So this week, instead of posting my antiques and collectible finds, I thought I would share some of my backyard photos of birds. I hope you enjoy viewing as much as I did taking them.

And one more little note… Please, if you can, try to take some time to enjoy the little things in life.

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4/18/15 Estate Sale Finds

Another one of my top 5 Estate Sale finds in back to back weeks! That will never happen again! I purchased this vintage original travel poster for $40 did some research and saw them selling for upwards of $1000 online. It has such a cool Art Deco look to it. When I bought it, it was rolled up and priced at $85. I thought maybe it’s worth $100 if I’m lucky, boy did I get lucky!

   

  

Same estate sale as poster, box of about 100 vintage gas station maps. Paid $20, sold these already for $200. Could have made a lot more selling individually but time is at a minimum currently for me. 

 

As far as this 1940s TV box. I paid $5 for it, I removed the guts and plan to turn it into a fish tank for my place!

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