The wonderful thing about picking is that you never know what you'll come across. Take this past weekend, for instance. We received a hot tip about an amazing opportunity out in the Fraser valley this weekend. Here was a private seller looking to liquidate the family's vintage collection. Vintage ephemera, clothes, knickknacks, china; you name it, it was supposed to be there. For reasons unbeknownst to us the whole affair was canceled at the last moment, leaving us to scramble to find other viable options. Disappointing to say the least! But that's what happens in this industry; sure bets can quickly turn sour, just as a random garage sale can yield the best unexpected surprises.
Holding our heads up high, we focused our attention to some local garage sales. I met a gentleman from Quebec who's been a collector/seller for most of his life. This was not a garage sale but instead a private viewing of a few of his items. Among the mostly antiquated collectibles were stained-glass doors, typewriters, phones, chairs, breweriana, cola, old tools and furniture. I scooped up a few very cool little items, but regrettably I had to leave behind the majestic Stanley '150' Miter Box since it's just too darn heavy.
Stay tuned; we'll try it all over again this weekend! Readers, keep up those pick suggestions!
---Regards, the CaribooCollectibles Team.