Thrift store, yard sale, great deal find thread

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  1. weltondl

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    Dandy chicken fryer you found there! I'm jealous.
     
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    Here's my latest garage sale find. Hand forged cooking grate for 10.00. The lady I bought it from is a collector of 18th and early 19th century antiques. Their house was built in the early 1800s and is totally restored and furnished period correct. It's like a museum. I got a friends and family price.
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    Now I'm looking for some carbon steel skillets. I don't want to use my cast iron outside. They're family heirlooms and too nice to take any chances with damage.
     
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    Very cool grill
     
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    I can't wait to use it!
     
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    Hit a good sale yesterday and ended up with a few treasures. A couple of lanterns and some quality vintage pocket knives and a few other IMG_6944.JPG IMG_6948.JPG small tools The lanterns will clean up nicely and one of the knives already turned out nice. It's a German pen knife with carbon steel blades, jigged bone scales and nickel silver bolsters. Shows a bit of honest wear but still has a bunch of life left.
     
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    Scored a vintage Cutco paring knife at an estate sale for under a dollar. After about twenty minutes on a diamond stone and a leather strop it was shaving sharp. I'm going to try it out as a carving knife.
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    I went to a tiny flea-market I had never been to. I came back with a few things:
    A Optimus 8r Russian clone (5 Euros) and a candle lantern (1 E.):
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    A Anchor 500 c.p. pressure lamp new in box (Petromax clone, 5 E.):
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    And last but not least, A brand new French army (Armee de terre) Gore-tex Jacket (13 Euros):
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    $1 thrift store WW2 British Sten gun stock. Not bushcrafty but still cool. 20170816_104545.jpg
     
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    Just returned home from a sale. My score:

    Feather Brand canoe paddle
    cast iron skillet
    Camp Cookery by kephart, 1937 edition Jack Knife Cookery by Wilder, 1930 printing
    and Boy's Book of Camp Life by Jessup, 1928 First Edition

    I already have a copy of Jack Knife Cookery, but couldn't pass it up.
     
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    Just picked up another Plumb. $10 flea market find. Not as good as some deals, but not bad for around here.
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    IMG_7115.JPG Hit a couple of good sales yesterday and came away with some neat things.
     
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    That compass and case tho!
     
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    I gave the man $5 for that compass. He didn't have a price on it and I was almost afraid to ask how much he wanted. When he said $5 I was floored. He was a very nice guy and had a ton of cool stuff. I could have loaded my Jeep up but I'm running out of space for all the stuff I find. He did take my name and number, though, and is going to put together some more fly fishing gear and tying materials that belonged to his father and give me a call. I can't wait.

    The compass is a K&E engineering compass and it works perfectly. The case was very dry so I liberally treated it with Obenauff's oil and paste. It' turned out nicely.
     
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    Stopped by a second hand store yesterday and there was a brand new 6" Rapala fillet knife with a leather case on the counter. I asked how much and the girl said throw a price at me. I told her $5.00. She said that was too much, how about $3.00. DUH.

    Also stopped by a yard sale last saturday and picked up a nice mule deer rack and 1/2 a white tail rack for $12.00
     
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    Went to the local Value-Village to find a bed sheet to make a slip cover for my new Cabelas Ultimate XL mattress. While looking around, I found this small treasure, a Sigg-Tourist kit - among the various pots-n-pans. I have always liked the Svea stoves and have had a couple over the years. This one will be added to the backpacking 123 that I have. In this version, there is no cylinder windscreen/pot stand. The set comes with two pots and a fry pan, plus a two piece stove stand. All of it nests neatly. The pot set comes from Switzerland, while the Svea is of course Swedish. Got it for $4.99.

    It only needed a bit of polishing to come out all sweet and shiny. Works perfect and will join my Coleman 533 Dual Fuel stove as my go-to stoves.
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    I got this poor old American camper comet at the local Salvation Army thrift store for $5. Has probably seen a lot of use , definitely needs cleaning. But no rips, zippers all work and everything is there. Frame is intact. This pack must be near 40 years old at least. Not sure why I bought it? Other than it's vintage camping gear and solid built. I felt it deserved some respect.
     
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    Landed this at the local antique shop. Gotta look up more on it but regardless it's gonna be a fun tool. Even came with an Amish made sheath.

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    Spent around $30 at Goodwill and got 7 sweaters. One 80% Lambs Wool and 20% Nylon (which I hate), two 100% silks, one 85% silk and 15% cashmere, and three 100% extra fine merino wool. I think the personal score is from one of the Merino Wools. It cost $4 but the original price tag was still on it. Original Price Tag for this piece reads $88, I like those odds.
     
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    Score!

    Two Stanley braces, these are much heavier than the other two braces I have. A Stanley egg beater drill. A True Temper Kelly Perfect hammer. Stanley USA screwdriver and a Stanley Sureform tool.

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    I also found this old Silva BSA compass. My research shows it is a Silva Type 5 BSA model produced from the mid 40's to the mid 60's. It's not liquid filled, the needle is induction damped by the aluminum bezel. It works great and still points to North.

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    I also found a really good book about turkey hunting and a book that shows how to grow 68 garden plants from kitchen scraps.
     
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    Score indeed!
     
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    Nice way to outfit yourself for the winter!

    The one thing about the wool-nylon stuff is that it never has any moth holes in it. That's what I've seen at the thrift stores. Woolrich stuff is almost always that 85%-15% wool nylon blend, Pendleton blankets too.

    Do you dislike the blend for the way it feels? Or just wishing for 20% more wooly goodness?
     
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    Wishing for the 20% extra wooly goodness. I love me some 100% wool. The only thing I really like a blend of is when I find Silk and Cashmere blends.
     
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    Another clothes haul and for $27.28 I got the following:
    2 100% Merino Wool
    1 100% Wool (from Columbia Sportswear)
    1 100% Cashmere
    1 100% Lambs Wool
    1 90% Cashmere, 9% Nylon, 1% Spandex

    All sweaters, all worth it.
     
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    Hey, this may sound crazy...but if anybody comes across a 4xl button up sweater in natural colors (I think they’re called cardigans) I’d be happy to pay for it and shipping.
     
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    Check that...found one online. BTW do you all know that Goodwill has an auction site.
     
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    892DEB71-6DC5-4DEE-9460-528738886492.jpeg Scored an Orion smoker for $30 today! Only used twice :)
     
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    Got this, a 100% cashmere sweater, and a 100% wool scarf for $13.71 at the thrift store. This is on high for both of them.
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    Picked up an awesome cast iron heavy fire poker for $5 and an older Gerber 650 Portland made knife for $2. Good day at the jockey lot!
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    It's hard to find good books at Good Will but sometimes you get lucky.
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    Couple cool cutters from a recent thrift shop visit.

    Case XX "The Early Americans" 5 1/2" boning knife and an Old Hick' cleaver


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    A couple finds at the local ReStore - A set of Cutco knives and 2 Danish made bow saw blades for $4.25.

    The handle was $13, but I found it hanging on the rack at a local Ace Hardware, where it's probably been for many years.

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    Last night at a local Goodwill, I scored a Filson Double Mackinaw cruiser wool jacket, like new, my size, for $12.99!!! Also a pair of what appear to be new, 1951 Australian Army wool pants, also 12.99!! I'm buying a lottery ticket today!!

    My heart was absolutely racing when I saw that wool coat!!
     
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    Stopped by my local Cabela's and found a large Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping pad, and a North Face 0° Funace down bag marked at $49.88 each. They rang up at the regular prices, but they gave them to me for the mis-marked price!

    They had a bunch of stuff marked at that price, and I think they were frantically looking for tags after I got these.
     
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    Got a couple lambs wool sweater, a nice pair of pants that turn into shorts. I like them mostly cause they are airy. And I got a virgin wool sweater that was really big so I gave it to my overweight friend who has trouble finding sweaters. He can wear it every time he walks to work in the winter. For Virgin Wool, that thing stretches a lot.
     
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    Its nice you gave your fat friend a sweater.
    I am sorry,,,,,, but you make me laugh!
    Thanks I needed a laugh
     
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    I go to thrift stores alot, 2-3 times a week for years. While I have found a ton of good high quality wool stuff my Filson or Stormy Kromer vest has still eluded me. I did get lucky a few weeks ago and found a 100% queen sized wool blanket for only $6.99. I found it in Palm Springs of all places. Guess they don't have much need for a heavy wool blanket in the desert. Anyway congrats on your find...I'm jealous.
     
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    Scored theses today. One military issue 100% wool pea coat in my size no less,(hard to do cause I have such long arms) $10. Old binoculars that still work $5. Going to rip out the lenses for fire starting. Padded mat with tie downs $4. 4 tins @ 55¢ each. One rack with folding legs $1.50. I am really excited about the pea coat. It is ment condition
     

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