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Thu Apr 24, 2014, 12:38 PM

What is you fantasy find?

I have this image of going to an estate sale - sweet old lady - and finding an old dusty stack of magazines in her attic. Action Comics #1 is among them...

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wyldwolf Apr 2014 OP
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wyldwolf Apr 2014 #5
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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 02:01 PM

1. 1950s fender guitar

that's been stashed away for 50 or 60 years.

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Fri Apr 25, 2014, 07:09 AM

2. A real Picasso.

I'll even settle for a piece of Picasso pottery. Maybe even Paloma Picasso jewelry. Every time I leave the house to go "picking" I tell my husband I'm off to find my Picasso. Someday . . .

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Sat Apr 26, 2014, 05:28 AM

3. Still looking for a Fabergé egg or any other Fabergé item.

One of these days, I'm sure. (meanwhile, I don't hold my breath)
Actually, I'd love to find something of value that I might recognize.

Years ago I found a first issue Currier and Ives behind an gawd awful painting bought at a flea market. I actually bought it for the wonderful walnut frame that I had originally planned to make into a mirror.
Have missed some real goodies along the way.
Now I search for fun, who knows what will pop up.

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Sat Apr 26, 2014, 08:44 PM

4. I'm still looking for that atomic tray that someone described here years ago.

A stash of ephemera always makes me very happy.

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Sun Apr 27, 2014, 08:58 AM

5. I came "close" very recently...

50 or so perfectly preserved 1940s era Captain Marvel (Shazam!) comic inserts of some kind. Not worth a lot, but still cool to find. Yesterday morning I found several late 30s/early 40s Cosmopolitan magazines (before it became the '25 hot sex moves you MUST try' magazine, lol.)

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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 06:54 PM

6. Le Creuset cookware...

In mint condition at rock bottom prices.

And I got lucky. Twice. Since then, folks have caught on.

Also, Shelley china: teacup trios in the melanie chintz pattern.

Also waterford crystal....

Okay. I better stop now.

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Wed Sep 9, 2015, 08:30 PM

7. I found one of mine!

I am a diehard fan of the original Battlestar Galactica. When the show originally aired in 1978 and 1979, the science fiction magazines sold jackets for both children and adults based upon the Colonial Warriors uniform. I never ever expected to see one, because I'd never even seen one at a science fiction convention.
I was garage-saling in August and found one of the jackets for $20. It was a boy's size 16 so I can't wear it, and the family couldn't understand why I wanted it. (They kept trying to sell me a box of blank used VHS tapes that they'd recorded on.)
It's not identical to the TV show's jackets. The series' clothes were kind of a Crayola/topsoil brown, and this thing is a dark olive color that looks medium brown in some lighting. It is beautifully made of a very soft corduroy and doesn't even smell musty.

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