First off, from the Sidewalk Sale:
The yellow dots are the price tags from the sale. I haven't had a chance to log all this yet, so I've left the tags on. I got all this from one vendor, who was clearing out his stock at the sale. His prices were great! Even better, I picked up all this after he went to half-price. I ain't stupid!
The wooden piggy bank has a cork in the bottom. The smiley/frownie saucers are Hadley Pottery. The white vase on the top row is from the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Just good stuff all the way around.
There were a couple of larger items that I put right in my booth: a vintage Last Supper pic, a woven bottom child's chair, a wooden trash can, and a vintage wooden magazine stand.
Now the Big Flea:
These are just the highlights. I left out the DVD's, manga, modern toys, and books for brevity's sake.
I think you can kind of see the plastic shield looking things on the top step. They were just odd enough and just cool enough to attract me. The Holgate Toys block sorter has all the blocks with it. The Snoopy pull toy in the middle of the second step is the only thing I got from that 5 buck F-P table in yesterday's post. The paper masks on the end of that step are from the 60's. The castle jewelry box is in rough shape, but it has loads of charm. I can see someone with talent spiffing it up nicely or giving it to their kids as is to play Legos with it. The pans came from a dealer I really like because he's so easy-going. He finally decided to start making a dollar table on the last day. Yay!
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As for those funky feet at the top left, they belong to these two candle holders.
I got them through the time-honored game of "looking intently and expressing interest enough to catch the sellers eye, but walking away for a suitable length of time, then coming back and getting offered a lower price from the seller." I love that game!
Of course, there were comics. This is just a selection.
Comics for the booth.
Comics for me.
More for me. I might have that Hercules comic, so it will go the booth in that case. I used to be able to remember everything that was in my collection, but that was a long time ago.
This one is pretty much regarded as one of the oddest comic covers ever.
Let's take a closer look at that caption.
I think I know the answer: SHE'S LOST HER FREAKING MIND!!!!!!
One of my fave comic finds four me were four more issues of Treasure Chest. I have been slowly but surely building a collection of these things. I think I may be the only person in the country collecting these.
I plan to do a post on these babies sometime in the future, after I've had a chance to get some scans of some of the really awesome covers. Briefly, these were published for distribution in parochial schools on a weekly basis from the 50's to the 70's. They contain religious stories, Catholic doctrine, and wholesome serialized adventure stories featuring wholesome boys and girls as protagonists, jokes, games and other stuff. I'm most interested in the Catholic angle, of course, but the other stories are solidly written and well drawn.
Due to the serialized weekly nature of the stories, it's hard to read one from beginning to end. I'm starting to get good chunks of stories gathered together. These are my main comic collecting obsession right now, along with 60's romance comics, and Classics Illustrated. If anyone ever runs across any of them, let me know. I'll gladly pay for them.
BONUS: Stuff from junking with my uncle yesterday. I had intended to go to the booth yesterday, but he texted and asked if I wanted to go with him. Since that was the first time he ever texted me, I felt like I should go. We had fun and found some stuff.
Believe it or not, I had to be talked into getting that folk art with the cross and music notes in the upper left. My uncle kept saying that I'd never find anything like that again. I'm glad I finally decided he was right. I've been needing a big glass jar to make a junk jar out of, but have been having a hard time finding one. I love the Jesus print, which is dated 1942. The troll monk doll was a no brainer.