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Old 10-14-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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What's funny is that I was actually looking at an old 1951 fishing tackle box the guy wanted 2 bucks for. I called my buddy who is the local fishing gear guru. He said to pass. That's when I spotted the Le Creuset DO. Checked ebay on my smart phone when I got back to my truck as my hands were full. Damn tackle box was going for 75bucks. Ran back to the vender and he had sold it. Last time I wait to verify info.

Uh yeah my buddy owes my dinner now.
Dang, he sure does!
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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I've posted this somewhere else but my wife found a 1980s Honda minibike (I call them scooters) at a recent garage sale for $50. The owner said it was running when they parked it with two flat tires but it now probably needed some work. Otherwise it was complete. I took it and put some gas in the tank and started it. I then replaced the inner tubes ($14.00), handlebar grips ($13.06), a throttle cable ($15.68), cleaned it up a bit and put some wax on it and sold it on CL for nearly $800. It was a tiny bike and a brilliant bright red after I waxed it.

Another time I found a non-running Stihl weedeater at a garage sale for $6.00. I replaced the plastic fuel lines and used it for several years before selling it for $35 when it got hard to start.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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I've posted this somewhere else but my wife found a 1980s Honda minibike (I call them scooters) at a recent garage sale for $50. The owner said it was running when they parked it with two flat tires but it now probably needed some work. Otherwise it was complete. I took it and put some gas in the tank and started it. I then replaced the inner tubes ($14.00), handlebar grips ($13.06), a throttle cable ($15.68), cleaned it up a bit and put some wax on it and sold it on CL for nearly $800. It was a tiny bike and a brilliant bright red after I waxed it.

Another time I found a non-running Stihl weedeater at a garage sale for $6.00. I replaced the plastic fuel lines and used it for several years before selling it for $35 when it got hard to start.
SWEET! As I used to say in the 80's
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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SWEET! As I used to say in the 80's
It would be sweeter if I didn't have to send it all to the County this year. However, it was a great deal.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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It would be sweeter if I didn't have to send it all to the County this year. However, it was a great deal.
Yup property taxes in December.

Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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1919 357X Revelation playing cards from the US Playing Card Co. All cards intact and no writting or creases including joker. I'd grade in G to VG condition.

Cards were part of the original productionrun that were produced for this series in 1918. Still has the US playing card Tax Stamp dated 4-19-19 on the box.

1 dollar at flea market this morning.

Highest sold for 45 on ebay but the deck was from 1924 based on the date code I observed on the joker in the picture.

I've run across these before and have NEVER seen an original first year run. Most are from the 20's and 30's
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: SC
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Amazing job on that bed finish, Kathryn. Love it, especially with the wall art and pillows with the bed.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Thanks, Bmachina!

I have been on the prowl for about a year for vintage paint by number paintings that AREN'T horses, cowboys, or beach scenes. Well, I hit the mother lode in Mountain View, AR at a junk shop this past week! I found these two beautiful 16 x 20 paintings, framed - for $9 each! I'm posting pictures of some of the details on the paintings as well. I love them!











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Old 12-08-2013, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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No luck since then I wasted away most of my money (after the taxes, obligatory expensive meal with wife, trip to Sixflags etc.) on attempting to become a professional antiques buyer, and I probably made about $500 overall, which was nice to use for Christmas and things It was a fun experience anyway!
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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Last fall we were at a garage sale and I found a box that had several motorcycle parts in it. I figured weighed over 50 lbs. I did see HD on a couple of parts and didn't really want to act excited. I haggled with the lady and got it for $25.00. I took it over to a buddy that is a big Harley nut and he took a look at all the stuff, I was even amazed at what was there as I paid no attention when I got it home. He was almost dancing when he had it all out on a tool table top.
He finally said "I can give you$800.00 for it". "Oh come on you can do better than that" I countered. "OK I can get you $1000.00 but that is it". We agreed on that price.
I don't feel bad he has did the same thing to me on a few deals also.
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