I took it easy on hunting again, trying to only select items that were very unique, well-priced, and sellable. I stopped at a few yard sales and a Goodwill while out-and-about last week and yielded the following finds. Maybe next week I'll get back at hunting in earnest, but it was nice to take a little "break" this week.
I was on the fence on buying this Jukebox for $5.99 from Goodwill, really a retro reproduction radio, and decided I'd get it a try on eBay and in my antique mall booth. Funny enough last week there were 2 real retro radios at okay prices ($8 to $20ish) but the backs were completely missing so I passed on them. Anyone know if severely damaged mod radios are still worth the cost? I'd say not...
I also made a quick stop at the flea market this Wednesday while running errands and miraculously only came back with three items. I actually was on my way out of the market but decided to walk back to the vendor with the vintage mod ephemera to get at least one paper bar guide. This one had my favorite photo on the front. I love how contrived the photograph is, that's got to be an incredibly hard post to hold so perfectly! And the photos/illustrations were the most colorful/attractive.
This is the back of it. Love that photo and the glasses, gives me ideas for merchandise photo staging. And home mixology. The little bar guide I really wanted was a Playboy bunny one who adorable drawings of girls in the 1960s classic bunny-girl outfits but I couldn't bring myself to pay $3.00 for it when it was stained and had holes in it. Maybe I'll find another one day.
This large painting needs a better photo, shot in un-ideal morning light, but anyway... Loved this city scape and scored it from a church sale for a mere $2.00! (On Etsy.)
I found it impossible to resist these stack of Contract magazines donated to Goodwill by someone who must have been an architect or fellow mod design fan. I didn't find anything about them online while in the store, not sure if I'll sell these as a lot, individually, or take them apart to sell the beautiful ads within. May have to show you the insides soon, lots of gorgeous photos of staged mid century furniture and gorgeous illustrations and page layouts.
The last dear I found similar to this sculptural beauty sold almost instantly, I'll be getting him to Etsy soon. E-mail me if you're interested in him (or anything else in this post, all for sale as usual). Got a great deal of $2.00 from the flea market. (On Etsy)
I should have resisted this one but my love of kitschy illustration wouldn't let me put it back. Destined for the antique mall where I'll list it at a low price for the damage, maybe on Etsy/eBay as well. Love that odd froggy character on this lunch box.
This "Dial-A-Drink" fun mod doo-dad was available from the same guy selling the mod guides. A bit damaged for online so it may be destined for the antique mall as well. Was worth a try for $1.00 although I kind of regret both my ephemera purchases. I have more than enough, literally hundreds and hundreds to scan! (Books/magazine pages mostly.)
All of these items will be listed online (or ebay or Etsy) soon (will update with links) if you'd like to buy anything you see PLEASE do e-mail me
Did you find anything interesting this weekend?
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