Couple things to show for this last weekend. First I got a cast iron and porcelain street sign. I picked it up at an antique shop for $60. Its rusty and beat up but I like the look of it. I’m going to try and build a makeshift post for it to stand on. Thought $60 was a fair price as well so I snagged it.
Also got this complete boyscout uniform from Early 1960’s. 2 Shirts with patches, 2 pairs of pants, 1 pair of shorts, 3 handkerchiefs, belt and cap.
As to be expected there were no estate or yard sales this first weekend of 2015. I went to a few antique stores looking to get lucky and believe I did. See below.
I snagged these 2 antique Oak school desks for $20 each. They are marked Moulthrop on the sides and the drawer pull under the seat stamped Langslow Fowler Co. Rochester NY Moulthrop. They are small desks and need some cleaned of the wood, but for $20 I had to buy them both. I have never seen desks like this before, so cool.
I am a sucker for World War 2 military memorabilia. This is a US Military ID dated 1942, also includes 2 patches, 2 pins and his letterhead stamp. I purchased this for $40 so It’s not like to got a great deal but it came in this nice shadow box also. This will most likely stay with my personal military collection which is why I didn’t mind paying retail for it. I was able to find his obituary online, here is an excerpt on his military career: “An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Marsh served as a captain in Europe during World War II and as a major in the Korean War. Later, he joined the Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel.”
I have been very busy the past 2 months and haven’t had any time for the updating of the blog. I was sick in November and then Thanksgiving was here and then decorating the house and hanging lights for Christmas. Then of course shopping for gifts and before I knew it Christmas was here. Now unfortunately the Holidays are over and it is time to get my butt in gear and get back to working hard. I didn’t get a chance to go to many sales while sick and busy in December. I would, however, like to share some of the things I was able to buy in November and December. I will now be back to updated every week with my Awesome yard sale finds so please check back often. Hope everyone had a wonderful 2014 🙂 Here’s to 2015 being even better!
This is a 1920’s era Art Deco pair of brass wall sconces made by Sterling Bronze Co. New York. There were an estate sale purchase found in a basement.
Vintage 1980’s era Harley Davidson leather motorcycle jacket. Paid $40 at a moving house sale.
1989 THE WHO The Kids Are Alright Tour water bottle from a yard sale 25cents.
This old Humpty Dumpty stool is from an estate sale. Paid $20, has a great old Folk Art look to it.
I got a 6 AM start this Saturday morning. Started at a yard sale in Blue Bell and then went to Paoli and then Merion Station and so on. I purchased these 2 antique photographs of Princeton and The Princeton Lynde Debating Team of 1890. Paid $10.
Collection of rusty old 1930’s Pennsylvania License Plates. Paid $50 total and also included some 1950’s and 1970’s plates as well which I did not photograph here.
Not much to report for November 1st. I had a Halloween party so I did not go to yard sales on Saturday. There wasn’t much going on anyway as far as sales go. I will share a few things I got the previous week which I did not share on my last post. I am also posting my yard sale finds for November 8th directly after this post.
Gold plated record for Treasury of the World’s Most Honored Musical Favorites Produced for Longines Wittnauer Watch Company by Columbia Special Products.
3 vintage Fire King milk glass mugs in great 2 tone 1960’s colors. Paid $1 each.
Another early start this Saturday morning. I got up at 6am, fun fun. The first sale was a moving sale but it turned out to be a bit of a dud. Craigslist ad had loads of potential but it did not live up to its claims. I got some vintage Christmas things, but nothing worth sharing on here. Next sale was a very good sale. Was just a yard sale, but I was the first one to arrive as they were setting up. Very nice elderly couple, still active. This man wanted to sell everything. You could tell he was plain done storing things. You have to love when people are finally ready to let things go. You go to some yard sales and certain things are way overpriced with zero room for negotiation. I have come to the realization those people do not really want to sell these items.
Anyways, I got about 30 antique glass and porcelain insulators for $20 there. All different shapes, sizes and colors. Went around the back of the house and instantly saw a large crate full of old motorcycle trophies. He wanted $5 each, we negotiated down to $50 for about 20 trophies. By negotiated, I mean.. he said how about $75, I said how about $50 and he said “Yes!”, lol. Like I said, he wanted them gone, probably could have gone even lower. These were his trophies he won in the early 1960’s. Very cool to meet an old motorcycle racer from back in the day. I also purchased his fathers Horsehide leather jacket. In need of repairs to the lining but the leather itself is in outstanding condition. I paid $25 for this jacket. And those were the highlights from that weekend, All from that one yard sale. And normally it will be just the one sale that makes your day.
Old front quarter horsehide leather jacket.
1960’s motorcycle trophies
I wasn’t feeling well this past weekend so I would like to share a few of the items I found at the estate sale last weekend. Please refer back to the previous weeks post on 9/13 to hear all about that interesting hoarder estate sale. Please see below for the pictures of just a few of the items I discovered at this estate sale. If you are new to my site, I am Nicole, I am an estate and yard sale picker. I am located near 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.
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Small Ivory chess set with compartment on the side for holding the tiny pieces. Not missing any pieces Wohoo!
These are the infamous canes which gave me so much trouble at this estate sale. Thought some of you may like to see them.
1969 BIG THUMB game. Fun little 60’s game which probably wouldn’t fly today. The idea is for one player to put their thumb inside the plastic thumb and the other players wack the thumb as hard as they can to try and get the thumb to move to earn small yellow coins. Lol.
This weekend I would like to feature the following holiday signs. I found these old store signs at a yard sale on Saturday. These were made by hand all by the same local sign maker from the 1950’s. There are dozens more and many different sign styles not shown below. The same person made them all locally. There are some sketches and works in progress as well which is pretty cool to see.
Anything you see on my site is for sale unless already sold. I do keep some items I find for my personal collection but most items will be placed up for sale on ebay or craigslist when I have the time.
Here you will see some of my picks from local yard and estate sales for this week. Anything you see on my site is for sale unless already sold. I do keep some items I find for my personal collection but most items will be placed up for sale on ebay or craigslist when I have the time.
Old glass motorcycle riding glasses with side protection.
This is some jewelry from an estate sale. Some Sterling, possibly a gold piece, haven’t checked it out yet.