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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fleas (not Bedbugs) in New York

Today we are going to visit a really fabulous flea market in
New York City.
I am driving myself crazy with these photos wishing I had bought more.
But flying and the 50lb limit for the suitcase is sadly restrictive.
Especially when you are sharing a suitcase.

First of all, you've got to get there -- take the subway (or walk) to:

The Antiques Garage
W. 25th Street between 6th/7th Ave

And just look for this sign......

OK, in you go....and get ready for some serious and fun browsing...

Perhaps you are in the market for a typewriter?

Or maybe a "Beau Catcher" pencil?
I'm so sure how that works (catching a beau?)....but you can write with one.

Maybe some vintage photos to collage with?

$1 vintage postcards to re-purpose

Boxes of paper ephemera....heaven help me resist.....

And then there are all the vintage stamp sets...(I'd buy this one just for the box).

Rubber Animal Stamps

Movable Hebrew Alphabet Stamp Set
(You just don't see these everywhere)

The piece de resistance was this beauty -- a vintage 1930's (?) school set
of wooden stamps with words, phrases, pictures and ABC's.


Anyone want to guess how much this beauty cost?
I am really having second thoughts about passing this one up.
                                                                               
So, if you are planning a trip to NYC, and you're there on a Saturday or Sunday,
this is the place to go.



And, if this isn't enough, only a block away --
W. 25th Street Market, W 25th between 5th/6th Ave
and
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
W. 39th Street between 9th/10th


Are you all packing your bags now?

After all this excitement, I had to go sit down and have a calming Japanese lunch.
(Special thank you to C.S.)



This weekend is my birthday celebration weekend. Any excuse for a party!
I was going to put a shot of the very special birthday
present I got from my sweetie but since I got so
much great mail I think I will save the photos for another day/another post.
In the meantime, I am eating cake....


Send Good Mail/Get Good Mail
Make a someone happy.

                                                                                   

32 comments:

  1. Looks like a great trip and a lot of fun! Remember for the next time, you can always use UPS or USPS! I've had to do that on more than one occasion. Sometimes the vendor will even ship it for you. ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    Sharon in TX

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    1. Thanks for the comment and good wishes, Sharon.

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  2. OMG! I would have gone nuts if I had been there!!! What a treasure trove!!

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    1. Dave--you and me both! I went nuts taking pictures. Wish i could go back.

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  3. Wow, that Hebrew type is very cool. And Happy Birthday. I don't know if anyone told you, but at our age we get a birthday week - a whole week. Time goes by so quickly, that you really need that. That Japanese meal looks delicious, makes me kind of sorry that I have split pea soup cooking on the stove.

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    1. I know...I wish I got that Hebrew type....
      I have always celebrated my birthday for a whole week...in fact a few weeks if I can get away with it...

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  4. Oh my oh my. that's almost painful to look at those pictures. what an amazing place. I want to plop right down on the floor with that bucket of paper and dig through. sigh. hope you can home with some treasure!
    and happy birthday!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I want to plop down on the floor with you and sift for treasures....put that flea market on your NYC list when you visit.

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    1. Thanks for the fantastic card, Annejo! I will post it on the blog....so fun...

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    2. I'm happy you like it! :D I'd like to see the "end result" since I didn't get to see it in real life!

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  6. Just AWESOME! The rubber stamp pictures make me ******WANT SOME BAAAAD*****. I hope you bought yourself some yummy B-day gifts.
    HAPPY DAY PAMELA! Something in the mail for ya (late...sorry- but fun!).

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    1. Thanks, Millicent! Something going out to you tomorrow...finally...

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  7. Hummmm....the cost for the school stamp set?? Maybe $50? It looked like it had never been used! Don't think I could have passed it up, nor the basket of old papers! What a way to celebrate your B-day! Best wishes to you and hope my mail b-day greetings arrived safely.

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    1. Happy Mail Day....$50.00??? Not even close!

      I got the card with the tea inside yesterday - right on my birthday! So, thanks....

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  8. OMG!!!!!!!!!! I would have been in heaven at the flea market! That looks like a lot of fun. I am new to your blog, but I must say that you have some great stuff here! I bookmarked it so I can come back and enjoy what you have posted. We have a flea market every 2nd weekend here and there are a few vendors that have some great stuff. I just discovered the stamp and coin man last month. Can't wait to see him again and pick up some great stamps from around the world.

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    1. Melanie--thanks for joining in the fun. Hope you enjoy the blog posts and nice to have you looking on. It is probably a good thing that flea market is in NYC and I live in SF or it would be very dangerous.

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  9. Wow, looks like paradise -- or overwhelm? :D Hope you had a GREAT time!

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    1. GinaVisione--oh...it was great....I wish I could go back...we don't have anything like it here in SF....

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  10. OMG is right, what amazing stuff in NYC. We get some of that here, but how ever did you restrain yourself? Thanks for the lunch pic, I would be lost without it. Love know what you eat too. I have tagged you, play along if you like or not. xox

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    1. You get some of that???? I never see stuff like that here...

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  11. Oh my word, I've never seen so many stamp sets in one place like that!
    The whole place looks fantastic!

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    1. Well...if you get to NYC...Alisa, you know where to go...

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  12. Such vicarious thrills! The first photo makes me drool. It only gets worse, then I'm slobbering by the time I get to the food.

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    1. You and Andia both like that first photo -- and that was just ONE of MANY boxes of them! I believe they were letterpress stamps.....just beautiful to look at and display....

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  13. That first photo alone makes me swoon! Happy birthday...looks like you are celebrating in fine style!

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    1. Andria - thanks so much! I had a great birthday with lots of mail and good wishes - what more could I want?

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  14. Love the NYC flees! My daughter lives there so I have been luck to so to several.

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    1. I can't wait to go back! Thanks for the comment.

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  15. Thanks so much for this information! I am hoping to make it up to NYC before summer, and I am definitely putting this place on my list! We were just there a month ago, and after that trip I realized I needed a running list of places to visit in NYC whenever I have the good fortune of being there. :)

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  16. I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I hope you had a fabulous one. I'm glad you got to enjoy the Garage. It's a great place to spend a rainy weekend.

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