Thursday, June 24, 2010
I went to a funeral this morning for long time friend and laugh-meister Gerry Salsberg who first gained audience praise with Toronto's first Godspell company (along with Victor Garber, Eugene Levy & Gilda Radner) and then with Toronto's first Second City company.
On the way back I nipped in to my local thrift for a quick peek and came away with a pretty decent pair of Gucci bit loafers.
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Saturday, June 19, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Husband was a business man, wife a pediatrician, very active, lots of luggage, trunks etc and this flight bag was his from WWII, when he was a naval lieutenant. It's going to take a few trips to get all of what we bought.
I don't think any of the luggage will be for sale, we'll use it for rentals.
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Being the shoe slut that I am, a handy weapon in the arsenal for dealing with thrift store finds is a shoe stretcher which, when judiciously applied, forces the leather to be a tad more accommodating.
The marks (USMC) on this one suggest that it might have seen military service.
Stretchers are often confused with shoe & boot trees which are wooden forms inserted to help keep the shape of the boot.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Spotted at the St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market this past Sunday, an old HBC point blanket. Using Harold Tichenor's book The Collector's Guide to Point Blankets, as a reference, the label was used "for a brief period around 1930." The blanket was in very good condition but by the end of the day still remained unsold at an asking price of $95.00.
I was selling a 1920s Trapper Point blanket from Eaton's that I had bought at the market that morning. It sold.
Posted by Yank Azman at 8:08 AM