Antique Stores Junkie!!!
***The dream date**
***carry tissues*** Having a hobby of visiting Antique stores is a privilege. To be able to witness belongs that has once belonged to someone’s loved one, a great friend, or even an enemy. The military items break my heart. To know that someone wore that gear to protect us the American’s Antique stores are a gamble, they have what you’re looking for they don’t. Items may be in excellent condition or have some wear and tear. Those items that need the extra TLC seem to be the family heirlooms that have been abandoned, pushed the back out of site. Musky smell, that smell of the cellar, wood burning furnace, cardboard boxes that have been touched by the flood waters.
***be careful where you walk*** Antique Stores can be extremely addicting. To tell the truth, I see the work Antique my heart skips a beat.
I was on cloud nine when I went to visit our daughter yesterday. There’s an antique store there in the little town of Noblesvilles. There’s no way to past this storefront up. There were tons if eye-catching goodies in the window. The building is three stories, decked out with wall to wall, floor to ceiling everything thought of I believe.
***Plan to spend hours*** When visiting an antique store I keep in mind what I want to pay and what is my next project to work on. I mostly purchase, pictures, postcards, newspaper clips, wedding invitations, funeral cards, I have bought books, but I find those are hard to find the families. The books can sell for lots of money. I pay anywhere from ten cents to three dollars for a picture, just depends on the condition.
***Don’t be afraid ask for a lower price*** Postcards, I’ve been pretty lucky with purchasing those. Believe it or not, I have seen postcards with no information on them sell for eight to ten dollars. When I’m touring through a box of postcards, I check the price on each one. I’ve paid anywhere from 5 cents to two dollars, with information on them. I only buy postcards with information on them. It may take a bit longer but, I sort the postcards into groups by price and name. It may take me extra trips back to the store to purchase all the postcards that belong to one family. And I may find some in another place in the store.
***Say Cheese*** Newspaper clippings, wedding invitations, funeral cards, and letters. The Antique Store I buy these items from are normally in bundles or in plastic sleeves to protect them. Pricing on these items is such a difference in price. Some can be twenty-five cents to hundreds. I’ve paid twenty-five cents to six dollars. The oldest newspaper article I have bought was two dollars. For two dollars I received, two newspaper articles, a wedding invitation and a movie ticket. I brought happiness to a family after seventy years. Those items were reunited with the family before Christmas 2018.
***Don’t forget to give Thanks*** War Ration books and coins. When I first created my Photos Finding Families-Genealogy group, is when I purchased my first War Ration books. I had heard about these books, but never them. This past fall I was able to purchase Coin Rotations. The most I have paid these items is three dollars. I was moved in a store when I came across a lieutenant sworn into office certificate. I did pay ten dollars for this, and I was able to have this back with the family before Christmas 2018. For the Coin Ration, I have found a connection in my own family tree that these may belong to.
*** Pray for Peace*** Bibles they can break the bank. I was lucky that I found one at a rummage sale paid one dollar. Yes, one dollar. Who would have thought a dollar for a Bible that contained information of the person it belonged to. The Bible was lost when the family member passed away in a nursing home. The Bible was lost in the process of moving the loves items out. The son, was in shock with I contacted him through Facebook. Bible reunited with son shortly after Christmas 2018.
If you in the Ohio or Indiana visit these Antique Stores. All of these stores have facebooks.
Covered Bridge Antique Mall Ravens Nest Resale
7508 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 Phone (513) 521-5739 https://www.facebook.com/CoveredBridgeAntiqueMall/
Ohio Valley Antique Mall Grand Antique Mall
7285 Dixie Highway (Route 4) Fairfield, Ohio 45014 Phone (513) 874-7855 https://www.facebook.com/OhioValleyAntiques/
Keys To The Past Antiques and More
656 Main Street Brookville, Indiana 47012 Phone (765) 647-1374 https://www.facebook.com/Keys-to-the-Past-Antiques-and-More-529385433774661/
Noblesville Antique Mall
20 North 9th Street Noblesville, Indiana 46060 Phone (317) 773-5095
Noblesville, Indiana 46060