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Monday, November 28, 2016

My number one Urban Archeology tip for finding treasure? "Get on all fours and check your drawers." Found this nearly worthless currency while looking through this old desk at a Connecticut estate sale Saturday. #estatesale #money #found #connecticut #dig #urbanarcheology #tips


My number one Urban Archeology tip for finding treasure? "Get on all fours and check your drawers." Found this nearly worthless currency while looking through this old desk at a Connecticut estate sale Saturday. #estatesale #money #connecticut #dig #urbanarcheology #tips

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Eagle Lock Co Terryville CT made cabinet trunk and padlocks from 1833 to 1975. Very common to find these during weekend digs but still interesting to see even a worn key with elaborate stamping. #connecticut #collectible #keys #found #estatesalefinds #estatesale #antique #eaglelockcompany


The Eagle Lock Co Terryville CT made cabinet trunk and padlocks from 1833 to 1975. Very common to find these during weekend digs but still interesting to see even a worn key with elaborate stamping. #connecticut #collectible #keys #estatesalefinds #estatesale #antique #eaglelockcompany

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Still in its packaging this early sample of a technological breakthrough from Wallace Carothers at the DuPont experiment station. Nylon was all the rage in the 1940s, causing at least one riot over the fashionable leg covering. This cord was another by-product though might have paled by comparison. #nostalgia #found #estatesale #nylon #chemistry #invention #oldproducts #1940sfashion #1940s


Still in its packaging this early sample of a technological breakthrough from Wallace Carothers at the DuPont experiment station. Nylon was all the rage in the 1940s, causing at least one riot over the fashionable leg covering. This cord was another by-product though might have paled by comparison. #nostalgia #estatesale #nylon #chemistry #invention #oldproducts #1940sfashion #1940s

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Loose translation: From Giuseppe to Francesco: "I hope to see you when I come to America." If you can't connect with family this Holiday, connect with a friend. #friends #thanksgiving #found #foundphoto #italian #inspiration #estatesale #antiques #immigration #20thcentury


Loose translation: From Giuseppe to Francesco: "I hope to see you when I come to America." If you can't connect with family this Holiday, connect with a friend. #friends #thanksgiving #foundphoto #italian #inspiration #estatesale #antiques #immigration #20thcentury

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Monday, November 21, 2016

More treasure from the ancient bottle dump. These may be a certain kind of ceramic button from the 1840s. More research to follow. #found #buttons #ceramic #archeology #urbanarcheology #bottledump #19thcentury. #antique #fashion #buttoncollection


More treasure from the ancient bottle dump. These may be a certain kind of ceramic button from the 1840s. More research to follow. #buttons #ceramic #archeology #urbanarcheology #bottledump #19thcentury. #antique #fashion #buttoncollection

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

In honor of the Sony Walkman recently celebrating a birthday, I give the Graphophone! The was more a recorder but the height of audio technology of its day. Except for the baby everyone else looks a little undead. #antique #oldpaper #audio #sony #recorder #advertising #found #estatesales #zombies


In honor of the Sony Walkman recently celebrating a birthday, I give the Graphophone! The was more a recorder but the height of audio technology of its day. Except for the baby everyone else looks a little undead. #antique #oldpaper #audio #sony #recorder #advertising #estatesales #zombies

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you Lt Joseph Weiner WWII Veteran deceased who left his collection of posters and maps for me to find appreciate and retell what little I know of his sacrifice for his country. Joe, your story lives on with this stranger. I hope that's ok. #found #worldwar2 #veterans #appreciation #memories #service #veteransday


Thank you Lt Joseph Weiner WWII Veteran deceased who left his collection of posters and maps for me to find appreciate and retell what little I know of his sacrifice for his country. Joe, your story lives on with this stranger. I hope that's ok. #worldwar2 #veterans #appreciation #memories #service #veteransday

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Alcatraz Island Postcard 1962


"Alcatraz Island was once a paradise. You kind made desert of it...ages ago." Dr Zaius. #postcard #nostalgia #funny #1962 #estatesale #alcatraz #california #prison

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