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Old 10-17-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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My sister really seemed to enjoy Sanford Antique Mall when she came to visit back in May. I'm not much into antiques so I can't offer an opinion. I don't remember if I saw postcards or greeting cards, but I'm sure you could call and ask. Have fun!
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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I just got back from Gresham Antique Mall. Most vendors are 20 to 50 percent off.

I saw postcards from other states, but that was about it. None from NC. I collect them myself, and I didn't see any holiday-related or humorous ones.

There's not a lot of furniture but there is a lot of glassware. I couldn't find any 1950's illustrated children's books that I wanted to get for a friend. If I was going to buy anything, I'd buy the old salt and pepper shakers (there are some gorgeous ones in the back), but they were $20 to $40 a set. I know that's the going rate, but it's not in my budget. But they were still great.

There seemed to be a steady stream of customers.

I overheard an employee say that the N&O called, and "That was fast." I had posted they were closing as soon as it was posted on CL. This is probably how it went: CL --> CD -- N&O
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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The antique mall in Sanford was OK, we got some cool things but the area around it was really creepy. Looked like a ghost town on the day we went in August.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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The antique mall in Sanford was OK, we got some cool things but the area around it was really creepy. Looked like a ghost town on the day we went in August.
Yeah, we went on a Sunday afternoon and everything else around it was closed. We had hoped to find a nice place for lunch, but no dice.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:35 AM
 
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There's a little yellow house, red shutters on Main Street in Holly Springs. I was in there many years ago and they had tons of post cards. I bought some really old ones from NYC. I'm not sure if they're still open or still have that many.

I actually posted to second the SELMA recommendation. It was the first place I thought of when I read the title. Also, there are several shops in Pittsboro. I wonder how these shops are doing in this economy?
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Look for a store that has a sign that says "Antiques made daily".
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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I've noticed loads of (furniture) antiques on CL this past year. I think people are trying to get a few bucks wherever they can.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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How old an 'antique"? It's fun to look through the items at Classic Treasures Consignments in Durham. I just bought a pine table with fluted legs and have got my eye on an antique French bed there :-)
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