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Treasures I Got At Yesterday’s ‘603 Estate Sale’ In Manchester (N.H.)

by Anura Guruge


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In my old age I don’t go crazy anymore. I am extremely selective — mainly because we have basically run out of room. I just look for exotic items that tickle my fancy and you should be able to see the theme here.

There was no way I was going to bypass the ‘Prayer Feather‘. Not only was blinking beautiful it was (supposedly) Native American art (though I, in all my travels, have never seen such or heard of them). As some of you know I collect Native American art and have quite a collection. SMILE.

The straw family is American folk art — and beautiful too. I found them in a box of miscellaneous and mainly ‘tat’ Christmas decorations. I was lucky to find the baby.

As for the lobster trap Christmas ornament. Remember, wife’s father was a lobsterman and it has Maine connotations.

As for the b&w picture. It is on metal. I think it is quite an old ‘tintype’ — or ferrotype. It is well worn and the metal is bent. Judging from the subject it could be close to hundred years old. I like old pictures. So ….

Then the $15 (pre-discount) leather jacket. It is a ‘Wilson Leather’ women’s jacket in XL. Fits I. SMILE. I tried it on. Had it on for a few minutes. Folks said it looked good. Looked new. New or not used often. I am a sucker for lather. Plus, the less obese I need new jackets. The old ones are way, way too big.

So, that is what I got. Delighted with all of it.

My prized buy from the last ‘603 Estate Sale’ — in Derry, in November. You should be able to see the motif.


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Another ‘603’ (As In ‘N.H.’) Estate Sale — This In Manchester.

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These ‘603 Estate Sales‘ are addictive. Lot of fun. Very nice folks that run it and you can always get a deal. We go for what I call ‘the sport’. Nothing we want. Nothing we need. Nothing that we are getting to resell for a profit. Mainly to see if there is anything — somewhat unique — that catches our eye and we can get at a deal. They, after the first few hours, will majorly discount prices and entertain offers.

We did NOT get any of the items pictured above. We got a few items and I have NOT taken any pictures of them as yet. We spent $40. I think we spent $60 at the last onein Derry.

We have been to about five or six of these — once every few months. Miss some due to other conflicts.

This one, in Manchester, was a lot of fun. Least crowded we have been to, which was good as it was also the smallest of the houses we have been. Not as frantic as other sales. That was good. Lot of good deals. But, we really didn’t want any.

The ‘cricket’ poster for $40 cracked me up. I have seen it and I am sure I have a smaller version of it, in printed form, somewhere in my extensive cricket collection. Wonder if it sold.


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Estate Sale In Chester, NH, With Some Incredible Antique Toys & Memorabilia.

by Anura Guruge


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Deanna saw this on the Web. Some pretty neat antique toys — NOT that I want any of them, anymore. I have a few similar. We no longer have the space.

We went to one of these “603 Estate Sales” in June in Alton — had a lot of fun and made out like BANDITS. We were there at the end and they basically gave us a ton of stuff for $15 (I think). At that stage they just wanted to get rid of as much stuff as they could.

Sadly the weather is not going to be nice on Saturday. That might be a damper. Sunday might be ‘OK’ but all the good stuff would be gone by then since I am sure diehard collectors will be queing up for this Sale in the rain.


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by Anura Guruge