I went to one estate sale and got a small bundle of pins for $20. Some cool ones in there such as the WWII pin, 1960s auto memorabilia pins, a pair of old athletic award pins, Hopalong Cassidy pin, etc. I like old pins. I once went to a yard sale and bought a large trash bag full of someone’s lifelong pin collection. It is kind of sad when I find things like that but I do treasure them when I find them and also pass those items along to others who will treasure them even more.
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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 just posted the previous 3 weeks worth of yard sale finds. If interested, please go back to 8/23 and 8/16 to view those which were posted today along with this weeks finds. I have been very busy and today was the first chance in the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to post on this blog. I will be more consistent from now I, I promise. Barring any catastrophe of course. *knock on wood* 🙂
I found some wonderfully old books this week. First, I will tell you that I was lucky enough to be the first one to this sale. The start time was set for 9am but I showed up around 7:30 to see if they were set up and open. And they were, so I walked up to a large set up of books and the like inside a garage. (it was raining so this was a relief.) This was a moving sale. Lots of cool old things which I will share photos of below. Now, this first book is beat up, It is dated inside to 1827. It says it is a “Revised code of Laws of Illinois. This is really neat being there cannot be many of these out there. Yes it is beat up, but the pages are readable and I would think the rarity of it would surpass the condition. I have no idea what this is worth and I believe I will need to find an antique historical book dealer to find out. I will update when I get around to doing that.
Also at this sale were these 2 WWI era Military Medical Manuals dated 1918. I love antique medical books. In general they have some of the most wonderful illustrations inside. These do not but very cool to find sitting on a shelf at a garage sale.
And finally there are these old Medical graduation certificates and awards. These are about 6 more larger framed certificates that are not pictured here but were also included in my purchased from this same moving sale. Not sure why they were being sold but who am I to judge. I am just happy to have been the person to purchase them. Being a collector of medical items, I may keep one because these are certificates which are local to me (Philadelphia). The dates range as you can imagine because you graduate different studies at various years and receive awards at different times of your life. I believe the earliest was early 1940’s and the latest award in the 1990’s.
This is a WWII U.S.Navy Signal Light which I won at auction this past weekend for $15. I am hoping to be able to make a lamp out of it.