I've been wanting to start a camera collection for a while. The other day I was riding my bike and came across a garage sale. I figured I would pull in and see what they had.
There was two polaroid cameras sitting on the table along with an Argoflex seventy five. There was another guy there (a neighbor...and a little drunk) and he said he had some of his own at home. I rode as fast as I could back to my house to get my money! This is what I ended up with.
I have a buddy at work who goes to auctions on the weekends. We were talking about our finds and he said he too came across some cameras.
Two Brownies! One is a movie camera and the other is a 35mm.
A Weston Master II Universal Exposure Meter. Needless to say, they are mine now!
Now on to the Thrifting 101 part... two super quick tips:
1.) Find other thrifters and junkers and talk shop!
It's kind of the ol' two heads are better than one deal. Have you ever watch American Pickers? More often than not they end up trading one of their finds...for another. For the most part thrifters and collectors are always looking to add to their collections. It's even better to find folks who have different taste than yours. Tell them what you are looking for. If they don't have a love for it like you do...they will let it go cheap, just as you would if you found something you know would mean a lot to them. If anyone spots a 1980s lite brite...call me!
2.) It's never too late to start a collection.
I've been in love with globes for quite some time and never...I mean never see them! Then, one day I see two! I found one at the thrift store by my work...and another, smaller one by my house. Both light up...and look fab in my kids room. Even though I only have two...it's only a matter of time before I find others.
Hope everyone has a gem of a Thursday.
Peace out party rockers!
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