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  • 17 Sep 2011
    How many times have any of us been out, we see something and have not a clue what we are looking at but your gut tells you...this is something cool? No, it may not bring you thousands of dollars when you turn it, but it is just "something"?   A few weeks back we saw this figurine.  Now, when one uses the word "figurine" you would expect porcelain, bisque, etc., but not this one.  It was in some sort of plastic or resin or something.  No clue what but it was SO 60's or 70's that Mark and I could do nothing but buy it.   Note that when we bought her, there was no can - no hint of what she might be.  Although we noticed, we had not a clue with the indentations were for in the base and in the hair.   I mean, look at this, how could one resist buying her?   A couple of days later I had the chance to begin a little research on her and I found nothing. Nada. And believe me, in doing my Google search I saw some pretty interesting photos especially when you enter "girl" "cowboy boots" "vintage". I'm sure you can only imagine.   After some searching I came up blank and so there she sat, on the mantel and waited as we tried to figure out what she was, for obviously, we did not know what she was.   This past weekend we found ourselves at a swap meet and as we gathered treasures a good portion of the day, we saw her. In an instant it became clear what she was.   Of course she came home with us as well along with her girlfriend and another guy.  We could not resist.   Have not a clue yet on what they are worth or even if they are worth anything.  Have not had a chance to really research them yet.  But what we do know is that they are pieces of Americana and its coming to age.   On top of that, let's face it.  They are fun and sexy and just SO American.
    1880 Posted by Daye Salander
  • How many times have any of us been out, we see something and have not a clue what we are looking at but your gut tells you...this is something cool? No, it may not bring you thousands of dollars when you turn it, but it is just "something"?   A few weeks back we saw this figurine.  Now, when one uses the word "figurine" you would expect porcelain, bisque, etc., but not this one.  It was in some sort of plastic or resin or something.  No clue what but it was SO 60's or 70's that Mark and I could do nothing but buy it.   Note that when we bought her, there was no can - no hint of what she might be.  Although we noticed, we had not a clue with the indentations were for in the base and in the hair.   I mean, look at this, how could one resist buying her?   A couple of days later I had the chance to begin a little research on her and I found nothing. Nada. And believe me, in doing my Google search I saw some pretty interesting photos especially when you enter "girl" "cowboy boots" "vintage". I'm sure you can only imagine.   After some searching I came up blank and so there she sat, on the mantel and waited as we tried to figure out what she was, for obviously, we did not know what she was.   This past weekend we found ourselves at a swap meet and as we gathered treasures a good portion of the day, we saw her. In an instant it became clear what she was.   Of course she came home with us as well along with her girlfriend and another guy.  We could not resist.   Have not a clue yet on what they are worth or even if they are worth anything.  Have not had a chance to really research them yet.  But what we do know is that they are pieces of Americana and its coming to age.   On top of that, let's face it.  They are fun and sexy and just SO American.
    Sep 17, 2011 1880
  • 03 Sep 2011
    This week I took a few days off and went to Seaside, Oregon for a few days.  Only about 250 miles from home but from my point of view it was the other side of the world.  While there I did some antiquing in Astoria, Gearheart, and Seaside but found nothing that just screamed at me "Take Me Home".  But, on the way home there was this garage sale and here are two brooch earring sets that were screaming even before I got there. There were three more sets that I did not buy but would have if they took Mastercard or Discover but I was not really planning on a garage sale on a Thursday in the middle of nowhere and my cash reserves were not what they should have been.  I did manage to whittle down her price to buy these two though and they are truly stunning.
    1284 Posted by Daye Salander
  • This week I took a few days off and went to Seaside, Oregon for a few days.  Only about 250 miles from home but from my point of view it was the other side of the world.  While there I did some antiquing in Astoria, Gearheart, and Seaside but found nothing that just screamed at me "Take Me Home".  But, on the way home there was this garage sale and here are two brooch earring sets that were screaming even before I got there. There were three more sets that I did not buy but would have if they took Mastercard or Discover but I was not really planning on a garage sale on a Thursday in the middle of nowhere and my cash reserves were not what they should have been.  I did manage to whittle down her price to buy these two though and they are truly stunning.
    Sep 03, 2011 1284
  • 08 Jul 2011
    Check out our new blog! Two sisters picking their way through the southeast: pickingsistersweekly.blogspot.com
    1075 Posted by Jeri Gale
  • Check out our new blog! Two sisters picking their way through the southeast: pickingsistersweekly.blogspot.com
    Jul 08, 2011 1075
  • 26 Jun 2011
    Just wanted to let you all know that I finally met the "American Pickers" in their home town of LeClaire, Iowa! They are absolutely friendly and bug joksters! What you see on tv is what you get! They do love what they do!
    2172 Posted by Machelle Bryan
  • Just wanted to let you all know that I finally met the "American Pickers" in their home town of LeClaire, Iowa! They are absolutely friendly and bug joksters! What you see on tv is what you get! They do love what they do!
    Jun 26, 2011 2172
  • 19 May 2011
    I have been helping a friend sell of her fathers estate since his passing and have witnessed disgusting and outrageous attempts to basically steal her inheritance. The lies become all so familiar, I don't really need it, it is for my sister and it is in poor condition so it is not worth much. It doesn't matter how high or low the value of the item is, there is a picker out there ready to rip rip the owner off for thousands of dollars in a single transaction and EVERYONE is a picker. Some of the tactics used are as rediculous as they are elaborate, with role playing and collaboration. The dealers were the worst offenders of all.   I did not write this to single out pickers or dealers but to draw some attention from people in the field and hope some movement can happen to change the idea that it is acceptable to go out and by any means necessary attempt to get something for nothing.   I did meet some very nice pickers and dealers and I know there are plenty out there, but someone needs to put some effort at creating an ethical code to to deter the predators out there.   Business would only improve if you gave people a transparent honest place to go to buy or sell their antiques. It would be a better world and the economy would improve with a little work towards integrity.   Carol
    1080 Posted by Carol Helf
  • I have been helping a friend sell of her fathers estate since his passing and have witnessed disgusting and outrageous attempts to basically steal her inheritance. The lies become all so familiar, I don't really need it, it is for my sister and it is in poor condition so it is not worth much. It doesn't matter how high or low the value of the item is, there is a picker out there ready to rip rip the owner off for thousands of dollars in a single transaction and EVERYONE is a picker. Some of the tactics used are as rediculous as they are elaborate, with role playing and collaboration. The dealers were the worst offenders of all.   I did not write this to single out pickers or dealers but to draw some attention from people in the field and hope some movement can happen to change the idea that it is acceptable to go out and by any means necessary attempt to get something for nothing.   I did meet some very nice pickers and dealers and I know there are plenty out there, but someone needs to put some effort at creating an ethical code to to deter the predators out there.   Business would only improve if you gave people a transparent honest place to go to buy or sell their antiques. It would be a better world and the economy would improve with a little work towards integrity.   Carol
    May 19, 2011 1080