Garage sale arts and antiques you have found lately.

  • Apparition

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    Nov 20, 2015 7:29 AM GMT
    This forum is not nearly gay enough. What kind of garage sale finds have you found lately?

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    4 dollars (local artist, 1964)

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    50$

  • Nov 20, 2015 2:15 PM GMT
    Love that painting, congrats! The finds have been few and far between lately for me.

    Brian


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    Nov 20, 2015 3:48 PM GMT
    Apparition saidThis forum is not nearly gay enough. What kind of garage sale finds have you found lately?

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    4 dollars (local artist, 1964)

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    50$



    Those frames on late 40's -50's painting are better than the artworks. I recently bought one similar to that.
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    Nov 20, 2015 5:17 PM GMT
    Three coups over the past three years: a 5' x 4' oil by NJ artist Peter Homitzky, companion to a piece in the NJ state art museum in Trenton. I paid $475 for it; in a subsequent conversation with the artist, he told me it and its companion each would have originally sold in the $15K range. Also, a late 19th/early 20th century, 14", silver, art nouveau vase, whose silvermark several appraisers and I are still trying to decipher, for which I paid $300. And, a 1930s, art deco, oak, glass-doored, buffet cabinet, made by the English Cooperative Wholesale Society, for which I paid $225; a fine piece of furniture! I use EstateSales.net, which is a great resource for such things across the country.
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    Nov 20, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    Love the sailboats painting.

    I've been more in the mode of trying to get rid of crap, than accumulating it, in recent years. (Particularly my Mom's hoardings - split-second sorting to either the dump pile or the Goodwill pile. Not worth trying to sell anything.)

    The last thing that I can remember buying was at my neighbors estate sale. I bought his old Miller stick welder, which came with his funky personalized welding helmet. So, every time I use it, I think about Jim for a minute.
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    Nov 20, 2015 10:51 PM GMT
    The dildos were included free with the bag.

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    Nov 21, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    I found a hot guy at a yard sale once, and he didn't cost me a penny. In fact, he even provided the booze and weed. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 21, 2015 1:12 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI found a hot guy at a yard sale once, and he didn't cost me a penny. In fact, he even provided the booze and weed. icon_lol.gif


    Now, that's the kind of tag sale I can get behind! Oh, for those days of serendipitous rapture! icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 21, 2015 1:15 AM GMT
    Apparition saidThis forum is not nearly gay enough. ...

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    Nice piece! Jacobean Revival oak? Whatever the type, a steal for $50! There, does that make things better? icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 21, 2015 1:55 AM GMT
    Am embarrassed!
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    Nov 21, 2015 2:26 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidAm embarrassed!
    What's so embarrassing about saving a few bucks? My aunt's a multimillionaire and her favorite weekend activity is yard-sailing. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 21, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
    If you ever find one of these and the person selling it doesn't know anything about it, buy it. These solid oak H. Gerstner & Sons chest will last a lifetime. This one is missing drawer felt but is still estimated $300.

    My '64 model like this one, I have had for 30 years, is mint condition and wont sell for less than $500


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    Nov 21, 2015 1:56 PM GMT
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    A little bamboo-accented table for the basement rec room



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    A rhino hook!




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    A Pride coat rack



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    A set of vintage Chicago Bears gas station glasses from the 70s



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    One of the best places to get vintage items...a three-story house, and each room sells items to benefit various charities
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    Nov 21, 2015 4:36 PM GMT
    GO BEARS! I found a set of 4 of those a few years ago at a garage sale for $5 and gave them to my dad after I scrubbed 'em clean. He loved 'em! One thing I like about these sales is the ability to get items of local color. You can never have too many mugs or tees!
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    Nov 21, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    woodsmen saidAm embarrassed!
    What's so embarrassing about saving a few bucks? My aunt's a multimillionaire and her favorite weekend activity is yard-sailing. icon_lol.gif


    Think of your heirs. They have to go through all this junk!
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    Nov 22, 2015 2:51 AM GMT
    My fiancée and I hit estate sales,thrift shops and garage sales every weekend.I am not a hoarder so I don't buy everything I want.I limit myself to artwork,some good books and the occasional tchotchke.