One of my stops on Saturday was back to the comic shop. Again? Well, they were having a 25 and 50 cent move sale, so, yes, again! I got a bunch of movie stills for a quarter each. Very few were labeled, and the ones that were came from films I was unfamiliar with, so I basically just picked a bunch that looked interesting to me. I've always been a big fan of period pieces and costume dramas.
I did find a little bit of Trekkie goodness, too. I'm not sure anyone at the shop was aware that they were selling a Leonard Nimoy pic for a quarter. Oh well.
Of course, I got some movies.
Two of my personal favorites. I love it when I can sell stuff that I really, really like at the booth.
A few for me. I adore Almodovar!
And a few that would not necessarily otherwise be on my radar, but that I know will sell. Nothing cynical or sarcastic about that statement. More like practical and pragmatic. If I have a booth that is only full of things someone like me would like to buy, then I am greatly limiting the amount of success I can have.
A few of the movies had never had the shrink wrap removed.
|The original Dukes were cuties, huh?|
Does anyone else remember this classic?
I also bought a few Deep Space Nine VHS tapes that were still in the shrink wrap. In a flea market, you can always bet that there will be people shopping there who are still using older media technology. I would never fill a whole booth with VHS, cassettes, 8-tracks or LP's, but I will certainly selectively source a few here and there.
More antique mall purchases. The comics are for me. I'm completely nuts about vintage romance comics. The plaque in the middle came from the 75% off booth. More on the rest in a minute.
Close up of the box. The box is vintage. The sewing embellishments are vintage. I just don't know if the act of adding the embellishments was vintage or not.
|Dig that 48 star US flag!|
|You can see the remnants of some kind of label on this one.|
Next we have an awfully big stack of books for someone who just had a massive book sale, huh? Religious books are one of those steady sellers for me. My favorite thrifts locally are the St Vincent de Paul stores, which naturally have a lot of religious articles and books. This stack (along with all the manga and comics) come from the same store, which is right across the street from my Peddlers Mall.
I'd been waiting on those comics to go half-price and therefore become affordable. Mission accomplished. They have a new kid working the register there, and Saturday he was wearing a Totoro t-shirt. (Nerds notice these things.) He turned about three shades of green when I plopped the Shonen Jump stack on the counter.
Him: I didn't know we had any Shonen Jump.
Me: Well, you don't anymore.
Then he tells me about the anime party he's getting ready to have. We (nerds) are everywhere!
Look at all this wee, sweet pottery! I must have been channeling my inner Shara!
Finally, an odd pair. A vintage Raggedy Ann book and a plaster reproduction of Veronica's veil.
Fun stuff. Good times. Certainly a sign of more good sales to come. Thanks for checking it all out!