Finding vintage items

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Leo501, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Leo501

    Leo501 Well-Known Member

    Aside from online searches and various websites, do you do other things to find vintage items?

    I was wondering about things like garage sales, flea markets, estate sales, etc.
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    all of the above..:)..
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  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Antique stores and thrift shops
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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I've never had much success locally and driving lots of miles is not something I prefer. As a result, eBay is where I spend the most time. For me, research in determining the correctness of a vintage item is essential.
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  5. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Check Facebook marketplace.
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  6. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    eBay & ETSY, are the best online places to look. I also go to estate sales every week, as well as garage sales. When I am in the
    mood, I go out and look through Goodwill Shops, Antique Shops and Flea Markets, when they happen and so on. But, I am retired
    and I have the time. I am also an online seller and look for many other items, that I like to sell.
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  7. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Antique shops and estate sales. It's the estate sales where I've found a '65 Slim, a New Standard, a '58 TV Special SS, a '70 Black Beauty, and a few other items like a vintage shaved mug. Sometimes the people didn't realize they could sell the razor and had to dig it out of the trash.

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  8. J_Man

    J_Man right on the Mass border

    On occasion I hit the Good Will and do get some great deals, like a mint F4 toggle for $7.00....I guess it's not quite mint anymore seeing as how I use it quite often. Also picked up my flare tip there for $2.00

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  9. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Family, friends, Thrift, Antique shops,Yard sales
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  10. Leo501

    Leo501 Well-Known Member

    Went to my first antique store, a small local shop, on Saturday, and just missed a razor or handle that that the worker thought the owner had gotten in over the last few weeks. It was fun browsing- paintings, albums, etc. and I'll head back again and go elsewhere. I have a few other places lined up including some Goodwill stores.
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Craigs list has gotten me some very nice hauls.

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  12. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I think there is no avoiding the fact that such a search will be hit-or-miss. You just have to keep looking at yard sales, antique shops, eBay, etc.
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