Junkcollector

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junkcollector

I am a math/science teacher, amateur photographer/couple's dancer, mixed media artistist, outdoors sports person, and collector of different things at different timeI am a math/science teacher, amateur photographer/couple's dancer, mixed media artistist, outdoors sports person, and collector of different things at different times (cookbooks, original prints/contemporary art, glassware/pottery, iron/steel work, children's books, fashion jewelry, kitchenware/utility knives, tools, watches/clocks, wooden chairs...). I am currently living in South-Central TX, but am from Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and generally suffer from wanderlust. All of my items have been inherited, found, or purchased at personal property auctions/thrift shops/garage sales (teacher budget). I just can't pass-up something that appears to have an interesting history or has a fascinatingly practical design. Financial value is nice, but an item is only worth what you are paid for it. I've made mistakes trying to find investment items and have since settled into collecting for myself. My collections stay small as I frequently weed-out my collections, keeping only my favorite pieces. Otherwise I'd be buried in the fascinating things I've found over the years. My favorite item to date has to be a general's stick from the end of WWII that had field art and an inscription. A local museum was happy to accept it as a donation. I rescued it from the toy section of a thrift shop for $1.99. The history of the item was well worth the investment. (Read more)

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  1. Thank you Michigan Mills and Bekessa.
  2. Thank you, Michigan Mills.
  3. I have a picture of these on a ladder for a slide (playground). They may have been used for other things, as well, though.
  4. These 3 items remind me of the mini Mexican blankets sold at shops/flea markets here in southern Texas as decoration/mousepads (the smallest ones). Trying to find the exact artist of one of the pieces...
  5. Reminds me of the styles of the glow-in-the-dark ones we had when I was a kid in the early 1970s (but ours were articulated). Does this one glow-in-the-dark?
  6. Some things intrigue me, other things bother me. I really wish we had a general 'artisan' category. I can't put a finger on it. Can you say where (generally) the estate sale was located? Do you rememb...
  7. Several of the bakeries around Chicago used to make them. The last I checked a few still do. I'm not sure how you would date it, since I remember these from my own childhood in the 70s. We used to get...
  8. Every piece of jewelry has value to someone. People collect vintage, themes, styles, and even parts for up-cycling (making new items from old pieces). Based on what I see here, I'd be most curious abo...
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