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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Post Rules!

On my weekend travels in to the basements and attics of America, I don't always need to leave with a pile of stuff. Sure, I'd like to, but I really enjoy the social aspect as well. Just 3 sales this past Sunday but at each I found both tangible and intangible treasures. My acquaintances, whether they be estate sale service owners or other pickers, are a source of enjoyment no matter what's for sale.

3 sales and this was one of only 3 small things I picked up. A Stanely ruler that looked vintage to me, and I was right. If you research the #34 1/4 V you might find that it was made in 1935 and is maple. One site even valued it at $80.  I'll never sell it, because it is too easy to store and has too much personality.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Digging with my friends at a windycats estate sale in CT. This persona razor blade is "Newly" improved. Must be meant for newlyweds? #found #estatesale #windycats #connecticut #razorblade #shaving #old #nostalgia #antiques #urbanarcheology #humor


Digging with my friends at a windycats estate sale in CT. This persona razor blade is "Newly" improved. Must be meant for newlyweds? #estatesale #windycats #connecticut #razorblade #shaving #old #nostalgia #antiques #urbanarcheology #humor

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Monday, January 2, 2017

I'm revving up the time machine to travel 90 year in the past for this masquerade dance. Ya coming? #tickets #ephemera #found #estatesale #masks #party #1927 #danbury #connecticut #fraternal #eagles #foeagles


I'm revving up the time machine to travel 90 year in the past for this masquerade dance. Ya coming? #tickets #ephemera #estatesale #masks #party #1927 #danbury #connecticut #fraternal #eagles #foeagles

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Vintage Prank Call Video: A tale of 2 Ponderosa Restaurants and the Rodneys that worked there

Those mix tapes created in the 70's and 80's still have a better chance of surviving than CD's. Here is proof!
Audio Cassette 1980's Mix Tape

My good pal Tony recorded many foolish things we did - a radio show for one - but he also recorded a few prank calls. One of this defies description and must be "seen" to be believed.  I produced a video to help explain the set-up and result. Take a look!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Treasure box unpacking Saturday morning. I will be my first attempt at insta- video. Here is one of the lantern slides - late 20s theatre or vaudeville? #found #foundphotos #lanternslides #estatesale #oldphotos #1920s #urbanarcheology


Treasure box unpacking Saturday morning. I will be my first attempt at insta- video. Here is one of the lantern slides - late 20s theatre or vaudeville? #foundphotos #lanternslides #estatesale #oldphotos #1920s #urbanarcheology

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Would join me for a live un-boxing of the estate sale treasure chest? Comment with "yes!" or something like it and I will post the schedule. I know there are some NYC glass slides in here and they are old! #found #instagramvideo #slides #newyorkcity #estatesale #foundphotos #unboxing #livepicking #urbanarchology #video #live


Would join me for a live un-boxing of the estate sale treasure chest? Comment with "yes!" or something like it and I will post the schedule. I know there are some NYC glass slides in here and they are old! #instagramvideo #slides #newyorkcity #estatesale #foundphotos #unboxing #livepicking #urbanarchology #video #live

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