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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A 1942 Aussie penny with a World War II connection? I can only hope to make a connection. #found #coincollecting #australia #wwii #1942 #foundastory #estatesalefinds #urbanarcheology


A 1942 Aussie penny with a World War II connection? I can only hope to make a connection. #coincollecting #australia #wwii #1942 #foundastory #estatesalefinds #urbanarcheology

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

On the whole - I’d rather be surfing. This was originally written by the Surfaris, and the covered by the Ventures. I was curious how the drumming would be written as notes in the sheet music -or if the single lyric “WIPEOUT” would be in there at the top- it wasn’t. Still, a classic that upon hearing it can turn any flat surface into a drum kit. #found #sheetmusic #surfing #thesurfaris #drumsolo #1960s #foundastory #estatesalefinds


On the whole - I’d rather be surfing. This was originally written by the Surfaris, and the covered by the Ventures. I was curious how the drumming would be written as notes in the sheet music -or if the single lyric “WIPEOUT” would be in there at the top- it wasn’t. Still, a classic that upon hearing it can turn any flat surface into a drum kit. #sheetmusic #surfing #thesurfaris #drumsolo #1960s #foundastory #estatesalefinds

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Friday, February 15, 2019

The nerd in me told the geek in me that it was ok to buy these Russian night vision goggles at an estate sale today. Yes! They work! Dark basement or attic? No problem! #found #gearfordigging #nightvision #gadgetology #coolstuff #estatesale #urbanarcheology #foundastory


The nerd in me told the geek in me that it was ok to buy these Russian night vision goggles at an estate sale today. Yes! They work! Dark basement or attic? No problem! #gearfordigging #nightvision #gadgetology #coolstuff #estatesale #urbanarcheology #foundastory

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

STOP! in the name of history hunting!

#foundpaper #music #thesupremes #1967 #urbanarcheology #estatesalefinds #dianaross
I picked this gem up a few weeks ago. This first edition (for 1967) of the Supremes fan club news letter. The big announcement was the release of their new single “Now you’re gone...”. And a tease for a possible movie deal. A neat piece of 60s music history with a separate letter asking club members to remit 50 cents for the next to editions.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A good friend posted the image on the left....

#oldphoto #photoretouching #photoshop #beforeandafter #foundastory #urbanarcheology
A good friend posted the image on the left.... I saw it as “challenge accepted.” If you have an old family photo that needs rescue restoration - drop me a line. Photoshop is a hell of a drug.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Matchbook Monday: Stop worrying about heart disease and cancer!

#matchbookmonday #matches #smoking #coffinnails #foundastory #urbanarcheology
Matchbook Monday: Stop worrying about heart disease and cancer! Smoke Sano. A nice alternative to the regular filter less coffin nails from the 1950s. Unfortunately, all the flavor comes from the nicotine - so these were poor sellers and eventually squeezed out by other brands. No great loss. Nice condition for being 60 or more years old.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

I love old books, in fact, the older the better.

#books #bookcollecting #andrewjackson #presidents #1837 #foundastory #urbanarcheology
I love old books, in fact, the older the better. This tomb of “Jackson’s Messages” was written in 1837- while Andrew Jackson was still alive. I had to pick it up - it’s a pleasure to handle a book that has lasted 182 years.
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