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#1 Wishful

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

Found this old tin box at a garage sale. Guy wanted $10 at first but I got it for $5. Only 1 old stamp in it but lots of snaps and misc stuff. Never saw this before but thought it would be fun to have.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

The P-38 and those rivet setters are worth the $5 bucks! Nice find!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Wow that's great! I never find stuff like that :bawling:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

That's some real deja vu - I had one of those as a kid when I first started doing leather work.

Neat find.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

cool thing is it is already full of stuff.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

Wow that's great! I never find stuff like that :bawling:


Me either. Kinda pisses me off... Nice find OP!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

That is Verrrry Cool! I want one...

I see there was one for sale at ebay for $50.00 - it didn't sell...
and one at etsy for $15.00 that did...
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

"Me either. Kinda pisses me off... Nice find OP!" - Guess you need to go to more yard sales!" Actaully I have found several good finds over the last year or two. Keep trying!


I see there was one for sale at ebay for $50.00 - it didn't sell...and one at etsy for $15.00 that did...That is Verrrry Cool! I want one..." I could be persuaded.... :)

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Wishful, you are correct! What I REALLY like is estate sales. The stuff seems to be better quality, but the crowds are insane around here. Can't wait til summer :)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

.....estate sale....crowds are insane

I think that sums it up better.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

I still have mine setting on another wooden chest I made about 45 years ago. I would have bought that little metal drawer cabinet about 1953 or '54.

Wonder what I paid for it. Hadn't opened it for a long time. One drawer has some mirrors in it as well as the good tough plastic we used for ID card windows. They are still clear as a crystal. Guess I need to use some of them.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

I picked up a box of miscellaneous tools and leather scraps along with F.O. Baird's original 1951 Leather Secrets book at a garage sale a few years ago for $20

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Bunch of lucky folks around this site. No leatherworkers in my area and doubt if I would ever find leather related. I have nearly everything i need but I could never pass up a junk box when found. My problem has always been, "everything is neat", and spent many years dragging worthless goodies home. Still, must be the thrill of the search, or some other funky reason.

Do enjoy reading of finds on the site. Sets me off into a dreamlike mood, thinking about those great discoveries.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Hello Ray,
Don't take me wrong. I have a major amount someone else's junk in the house. I have been garage saling for years and I'd hate to guess how many I've been to that were a waste of time. My leatherwork finds are very few compared to how many sales I've been too. But I have always been a `Collector of collections', so I am looking for a lot of different other things too. I missed out on a major leatherwork find last summer because I wasn't an early bird.





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