The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Flea Market Finds


At this week's flea market, bracelets anyone?

I see that some Bakelite bracelets can command quite high prices these days as collector's items.  
The orange one in the upper right corner has a $70 price tag so I don't think it is plastic.

This movie camera really caught my attention.  I picked it up and played with it, set it back away from the edge of the table from where it was sitting, took these two pictures, but the seller was too busy yakking on his cellphone to ask about it.  I thought it would be just a neat piece to sit on the display shelf at home and collect dust.

"Hey Buddy, hang up and sell!"

11 comments:

  1. Yes it looks like a kind of buck rogers ray pistol. I should be tempted also.

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  2. Glad SC was not with you! We had those things on top of our bookcase for ages with spiderwebs between them. I had no intention to climb a ladder to dust there. Only a few years ago, they finally vanished because we had a new floor and the bookcase had to be taken down.I moved the cameras to the attic at once!

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  3. ha ha. :)

    (p.s. i just helped my 80 y.o. neighbor lady walk a stray mule out of her pasture back to where it belonged, back in the trees. thankfully the mule jumped the barbed wire that i pushed down for it to go back over.)

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  4. It looks like a miniature TV camera from the 1950's

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  5. It would look good on display... did you get to buy it in the end?

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  6. Cool camera, John, and the motorcycle museum was already on my to-do list! Some of that stuff is a treat to the photographer's eye, right?

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  7. I guess that phone call must have been very important?!

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  8. Don't you just love it and when you don't want any help they are on your shirtails.

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  9. bakelite - that's what they used to make radios of (in the good ole' days). So no flea-market purchase after all that?

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  10. Flea markets are great for shots, aren't they? Love the ones of the bracelets because they are so colorful.

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