Leader Board Ad

Sunday, September 17, 2017

You maybe didn't know that the competition was turtle eating. Jimmy knew, oh yes...Jimmy knew. #found #childrensbooks #oldbooks #humor #estatesales #fleamarket #newmilford #turtles #firstplace


You maybe didn't know that the competition was turtle eating. Jimmy knew, oh yes...Jimmy knew. #childrensbooks #oldbooks #humor #estatesales #fleamarket #newmilford #turtles #firstplace

from Instagram

Saturday, September 9, 2017

I can't buy everything I see, but it is difficult even with the things that are small. Old pencil boxes are on my kryptonite list and if the top was present, I would have bought it. #found #pencils #old #drawing #cool #estatesale


I can't buy everything I see, but it is difficult even with the things that are small. Old pencil boxes are on my kryptonite list and if the top was present, I would have bought it. #pencils #old #drawing #cool #estatesale

from Instagram

Friday, September 8, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Out on the hunt early - I bag an Alligator Bag

#luggage #skins #odd #unique #cool #endangered #1930s #artdeco #alligator #estatesale #rare #briefcase #urbanarcheology #newmilford #connecticut
When you see animal skins and furs at estate sales I always pause (not paws) and ask:"Is that endangered and can it be sold?" If you purchase Ivory someone may read you the riot act, or to force you to read the reams  and reams of documentation about what Ivory is legal to buy. Alligator is not currently on the endangered species list, but I could be wrong. Asking an Alligator, however, could put you on the endangered species list. It is best to check the laws of the State you are purchasing it in. Me? I only take pictures...much safer.

from Instagram

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A True Dig (video)

My estate sale friends allow me early access, not because I want first pick at the best deals - No. They know I want to help them uncover those things that have not been found yet. Here, My friend Justin of Just In Antiques at the Brickhouse allows me to join him in a previously unpicked part of a recent sale.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

They must have raked in the cash!

#magazine #newengland #Elks #ephemera #promotional #promotionalproducts #nostalgia #estatesale #1928 #illustrationart #urbanarcheology #cash #rake #idiom #humour #humor #advertising #urbanarcheology
 They're showing you a rake and cash so there must be some truth to this ad from 1928. Some of the best fun you can have for a dollar is to visit your local library's summer book sale and dig through the vintage paper section. I am featuring ads this month from several copies of "The Elks" magazine I purchased.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Advertising that's positively negative

#magazine #illustration #advertising #Elks #ephemera #promotional #promotionalproducts #nostalgia #estatesale #1928 #illustrationart #urbanarcheology #humour #humor #advertising #cigarette #smoking #embarassing #dating #oldpaper #ephemera
You've stranded your fiancé in the city late at night and the solution is to light a cigarette?
Another advertising masterpiece from a 1928 Elks magazine. Embarrassing or devious?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Click bait ala 1928.

#magazine #newengland #Elks #ephemera #promotional #promotionalproducts #nostalgia #estatesale #1928 #illustrationart #urbanarcheology #collectible #language #french #francophile #humour #humor #advertising #urbanarcheology
Click bait ala 1928. You too can learn to talk "in French". Top half of an add for language lessons. More of the self help ads courtesy of the elks magazine. Good clean Francophile fun.