I love old certificates. These are some 1930s/40s ones I got at an estate sale. Very cool looking if you ask me!
I have some more auctions purchases to share this week. Who doesn’t love vintage cans and old advertising. There’s just something about the quality of packaging and the style of the way things used to be made. These are for sale, contact me to purchase. They are all new/never been opened and in great shape!
I got some fun auction goodies this week. I love silent auctions and this one is somewhere I both buy and sell at. The auction is located inside a large indoor farmers and flea market. I’ve been coming here since I could just about walk. It’s a place called Zerns Farmers Market in Gilbertzville, ps. You should check it out if you are ever in the area!
This was the weekend of advertising signs! I rarely ever see signs for sale at a yard sale because most of them are snached up already or are part of a collection. I got 3 from the same yard sale! I love signs 🙂
Estate sale!!! This was a fun one 🙂 My dad and I went about 30-45 minutes earlier than opening. We were numbers 8 and 9. By the time it opened up there were 25 more people. Even at 8 and 9 I think we got some of the best stuff. We split up and made a pile and make sure you not only mark your stuff sold you guard it or have an employee guard it. While I was awaiting a total I chased off 7 people from going through my pile that had SOLD stickers all over everything. Check out pictures of the estate sale below and some of my finds:)
Thank you for checking in with my blog to see what awesome things I have discovered this week from estate and yard sales!
For this week I purchased a whole bin full of ninja turtles and a few other random actions figures from an estate sale. I’ve done well with vintage ninja turtles before so I knew if they weren’t too expensive, I should grab them. They are in good shape too, weren’t dirty at all, which is rare for 20 year old action figures. These are destined for ebay unless someone contacts me prior to make a deal. I am willing to negotiate on price because I am short on time.
I found these 12 press photographs at an antique store. All airplanes, some really cool images. I love black and white photos. I have also had press photos before and did extremely well with them. And by extremely well, I mean, I purchased an whole box at a regular old yard sale for $20 and ended up making $1000 or so. But I had some real gems in there.. Kennedy, Woodstock, Nazis, St Valentines Day Massacre, Prohibition, just to name a few. I kind of wish I had held on to a few of them, they would have only gained value. But alas, on to the next deal. . .
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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.