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Author Topic: Flea market Finds: Second-hand  (Read 4824 times)
Banfili
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2016, 02:32:31 pm »

Nice haul, Prof Marvel!
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2016, 07:07:44 am »

Commenting here to follow the thread! Hopefully I can check out some flea markets where I am. I'm now a student in Santa Fe, NM, which is quite an old city. There's bound to be some good vintage stuff somewhere around here!
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« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2016, 04:45:02 am »

Nice haul, Prof Marvel!

Belated Thank You Bonfili -
more later....


Commenting here to follow the thread! Hopefully I can check out some flea markets where I am. I'm now a student in Santa Fe, NM, which is quite an old city. There's bound to be some good vintage stuff somewhere around here!

Greetings My Dear Josecou and welcome to NM ! by all means check out
the Santa Fe Flea Market
the Habitat for Humanity Restore
and more I will look up for you.

Oh and you have the Festival of Lights along Canyon Road to look forward to!
https://www.newmexico.org/christmas-in-santa-fe
https://www.railyardsantafe.com/


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« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2016, 08:21:52 am »

Thanks Prof Marvel! I'll have to check those out!
Quick question, where can I find info on the Santa Fe Flea Market? I was searching for it, and I could only find info on one called the Tesque Flea Market. Is that the one you're referring to?
Thanks again, and sorry for my delayed response!
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2016, 04:40:15 am »

Thanks Prof Marvel! I'll have to check those out!
Quick question, where can I find info on the Santa Fe Flea Market? I was searching for it, and I could only find info on one called the Tesque Flea Market. Is that the one you're referring to?
Thanks again, and sorry for my delayed response!

No worries, and welcome to "New Mexico time"  aka mañana

Yup it appears that the Tesuque Pueblo took over the North Side Flea Market that used to be somehow associated with the Sante Fe Opera ... at least it was off Opera Road.... but I've been wrong before LOL

You'll want to wait until milder weather, most vendors close up for the winter.

But don't forget the Canyon Road Farolitos and Bonfires


Feliz Navidad !

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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2017, 06:59:57 am »

Here's a nice little thing we found today:





It's about 10cm by 6cm by 6.5cm high, and the glass is very thick:





No idea of age (seems oldish) or original purpose, but I'm thinking maybe it needs a mummified baby.  Am I growing ghoulish in my old age?
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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2017, 07:28:22 am »

I shouldn't think so, Colonel - sounds quite normal to me! What kind of baby would be the question!
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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2017, 10:07:19 am »

Oh, I think something nasty, don't you?

But then, most babies are a bit that way ...
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« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2017, 01:50:01 pm »

Looks like it's just some cheap (when originally bought) souvenir trinket or jewelry box, probably early 20thC? Given the French caption (according to which the image is of Port Said in Egypt, at one end of the Suez canal) it was probably aimed at French tourists.
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« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2017, 05:33:51 pm »

Perhaps it should be a mummified baby?
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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2017, 11:41:26 pm »

Yes, but of what?!
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« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2017, 12:50:02 am »

Yes, but of what?!

Perhaps a 'Pharaoh's finger' would be appropriate?
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« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2017, 02:07:46 am »

Perhaps a 'Pharaoh's finger' would be appropriate?

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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2017, 07:48:44 am »

Ooooh!  I like that!!

(Except she might object to the removal of her finger.)

Pharoah's finger sounds like a good option, and possibly even within my limited capabilities.
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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2017, 09:54:56 pm »

Pharoah's finger sounds like a good option, and possibly even within my limited capabilities.

You might be able to use jointed chicken bones from dinner, or the like.
It worked rather well for Friar Tuck.

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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2017, 08:52:04 pm »

Today's charity shop and junk shop haul



A vintage camera tripod, all in brass apart from the top fitting, stands about 5ft high. I'm unsure if to keep this for photographing events or if to mount a lamp on it in my lounge.
Two Nerf Jolts £2.50 each! (these may and up in a box as a pair of dueling pistols).
A decorative thing that goes over a button in the shape of a saddle (for the Blists Hill, Wild Wild Westmiddlands World event).
Numerous fittings at 20p each
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« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2017, 01:54:29 am »

Newer Nerf guns are stupidly expensive here and older models are all but non-existent as we're (as usual) about 100 years behind in trends.  Grin
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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2017, 07:12:56 am »

If I had that tripod I would use it on my own camera!
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« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2017, 01:36:23 pm »

If I had that tripod, I would've used it with a camera I inherited from my grandfather. It's made by Agfa, from roughly 1950s, has a sort of bellows thing on the front when you open it up and it shoots on 120 film.
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« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2017, 03:18:22 am »

instead of oddly thick glass, might it be rock crystal?
 
a mummified cat might be nice, and area-appropriate.  Or mutant octo-kitten, if you prefer.
The ancient egyptians removed the brains, heart, and other organs and stored them in canopic jars.  Seems like you might be able to work that in somehow...


Here's a nice little thing we found today:





It's about 10cm by 6cm by 6.5cm high, and the glass is very thick:





No idea of age (seems oldish) or original purpose, but I'm thinking maybe it needs a mummified baby.  Am I growing ghoulish in my old age?
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« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2017, 01:27:06 am »

I picked up this vest for $5.00 at a local hospital thrift shop (yes, I AM fond of paisley!)


Today I scored some watch parts for $9.00 at a flea market.  The three watches in the upper left should yield plenty of parts which I'll put to use in SP and model projects.

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« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2017, 03:29:23 pm »

That is a nice vest, score!

Can you show a close up of the lowest piece of those 3? The "most complete" movement.
Thanks!
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2017, 01:52:49 am »

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Can you show a close up of the lowest piece of those 3? The "most complete" movement.
Thanks!


Here 'tis:


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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2017, 02:18:04 am »

Thank you for taking the time to do that!
The bridges look familiar and it has a French patent #, I was curious about the look of it.
Thanks again.
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« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2017, 02:33:08 am »

Perhaps it should be a mummified baby?

How about a clockwork scarab beetle?
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