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Thrifters, Pillagers, Estate Salers..post your top 5 finds!

Postby Sputnikmoss » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:36 pm

My biggest scores from the past couple of years.....


1. 4 Eames soft pad executive aluminum group chairs in hopsack blue fabric- $29.99 each

2. 4 pristine HW Ashcraft barstools with red vinyl $20 each

3. 7 piece 9-band Frankl pretzel rattan set with vinyl cushions $300

4. great tan Eames plywood lounge with ottoman (made by Selig) $35

5. Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb bleached mahogony dining table $130
(still looking for chairs!!!)


What did you get that will make us all green with envy????
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Postby KateT(CA) » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:04 am

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Postby post50modern » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:55 pm

1) 60 Pieces of Georg Jensen Blue Shark Flatware - $20
2) 8 Herman Miller Black Shell Chairs + 4 Drafting Chairs - $200
3) Orrefors Ariel Vase - $35
4) 9 Eames DCM chairs - $200
5) Matching set of 20 Peices 1950's Glidden Pottery dinnerware $30

This, or course, spans a couple or years and at found "they don't know the value of this stuff" thrift stores in Jacksonville FL, Pasadena CA, Long Island NY, WInston-Salem NC and online.

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Postby Miguel » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:20 pm

Mix of finds from thrift stores and eBay:

1. George Nelson wall clock with Rimini blue Bitossi pottery dial ($30)
2. Greta Grossman buffet ($200)
3. Alessandro Albrizzi fireplace tool set ($60)
4. Set of sofa and loveseat by Dunbar (~$350)
5. Large Marshall Studio Martz lamp ($30)

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Postby Nathan » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:34 pm

Most of my finds are pre-Modern; a 1909 Myer Art Lamp for 75, Faulkner first editions for a couple bucks, all sorts of 20s office equipment for next to nothing (when I lived in Madison, that stuff was everywhere).

But I'll mention some of my faves --

1. 60 pieces of 39 NY World's Fair silver flatware -- 95, talked em down to 80

2. Vox Phantom IV -- 150

3. A dark green early 60s sharkskin suit that fits me perfectly, 8 bucks

4. And I always pore through the boxes marked "photo's ¢25" and have come across some cool snapshots on occasion -- 40s street scenes, funerals at Forest Lawn, Watts Towers, Park La Brea under construction, and a whole book of 40s ticket stubs from every downtown movie palace in LA. I love paper -- I recently dropped 50¢ for a broadside that reads "STUDIO WORKERS! Where is your 1946 Wage Increase?" and goes on about the mass meeting of studio workers to be held at the Hollywood Legion Stadium. I'm tempted to xerox off a bunch and put them up around the studios in town.

5. A signed letter from Groucho Marx to Howard Hughes, 1954. I paid "real money" for that one -- 25 bucks.

Check out Shannon's post of September 18 --
http://shainla.typepad.com/sha_in_la/2006/09/index.html
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Postby Josquin » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:27 pm

Most of my Japanese modernist finds are a bit too esoteric to mention, but here are some of my relatable flea market and used book store finds.
1. A rare Japanese folio of the complete works of Richard Neutra dated 1933. $25.00
2. Four paintings, one large gesso, one large and two small watercolors, and two self published folios by the bay area poet, calligrapher, printer, painter Wilder Bentley. $300
3. Signed first edition of Life and Shape by Richard Neutra. $15.00
4. 49 piece set, including serving pieces, of Allen & Shaw designed Metlox Aztec pottery. $55.00
5. Two Milo Baughman designed Thayer Coggin swivel chairs. $50.00

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Besides numerous seals and mermaids...

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Postby wwwench » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:51 pm

1) 1964 Vistosi glass hooks chandelier, $1200, Ebay (4 years ago, before DWR reproduced it).

2) 56 pieces of Raymond Loewy for Continental china, "Rhythm" pattern, $40 at the Alpha Thrift Shop in Goleta, CA (2 weeks ago)

3) 4 5-piece place settings of Blair Plaid china, $20, estate sale, Santa Barbara (last week)

4) 86 pieces of Raymond Loewy for Rosenthal china, Gala Blue pattern, $300 at the Huntington Hospital Thrift Shop, Pasadena, CA (2006).

5) 1950s Florence Knoll couch, free (found in basement storage room at Famous University where I work)

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Postby kitschywoman » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:45 am

Since you included pillagers, I'll be scoring a slew of fixtures and probably some furniture from two vintage MCM's that will most likely be demolished within the year. Quality stuff.

Total cost to me = $0

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Postby wwilber » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:43 pm

1) Pair of Martz studio vases $5
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Postby drsiebling » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:53 pm

we've got 3 at this point:

1. set of 8 vintage and original first run Herman Miller Eames fiberglass shell chairs in perfect condition - $150.00

2. Vintage Thayer Coggin / Milo Baughman SOLID Rosewood 10 foot dining table with plinth base in absolutely PERFECT LIKE NEW condition: $1900. We found a christie's auction that had the same table sell for over $50K.

3. 2 original Le Corbusier LC2 grande comfort chairs in pristine condition with original leather - $700.

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just a few...

Postby dargelos » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:46 pm

There are some incredible finds people have posted on here! Here are just a few of the notable things I found over the years ...

1. Bertoia Diamond chair (early production) $40
Bertoia wire chair for $12

2. Milo Baughman Black mirrored credenza $25

3. Danish rosewood credenza $20

4. Curtis Jere raindrops sculpture $10

5. Pair of Knoll chrome side tables my neighbor left me!

6. Paul Evans cityscape mirror $35

etc...

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Postby AJ Fisher » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:26 pm

Seems to me like my "collecting success" goes in cycles. I've had a long dry spell with no finds, but recent months have been very productive.

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1. Greta Grossman 6-drawer dresser for $4.99

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2. Orange vinyl-padded Herman Miller shell chair on casters (free sign by sidewalk)

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3. large Forrestville teak and brass sunburst clock for $20.00

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4. matching danish modern lounge chairs for $4.00 each

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5. Broyhill "Sculptura" credenza for $12.50
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Postby Izzy » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:05 pm

1. Yellow Barcelona chair (may or may not be a knockoff but I don't care, I love it) Got it at a church yard sale where they said they didn't think anyone would want it. I got sweaty and nervous when I saw it because I didn't want anyone else to see it! $10.00


2. Panton Moon Lamp (may or may not be a knockoff but I don't care, I love it) around $3.00

3. Starburst Clock ( I dont have it anymore, it got lost in a move somewhere! :( I'm sure it was less than $4.00 as I was a poor college student then)

4. My collection of marbles that were all found in the dirt at one time or another FREE

5. Temporama Duragloss Platter from 50's found at Goodwill for about $2.00 (One of those with the cool "paul klee-ish" patterns on it

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Postby SoMo » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:12 pm

$95 -- Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin danish looking recliner w/original green olive colored upholstery in beautiful condition.

When I found it way in the back of this little shop it didn't have a price tag. When I asked the price I had to stop myself from jumping up and down when he said "I'll give it to you for $95". He said it had been priced at $285 for a long time with no interest. Just found it yesterday, so my head is still spinning! \:D/

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Postby greenmod » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:59 pm

My all time favorite find is my Grete Jalk for France and Son arm chair - $5.

Not really a super deal, but we found 2 dux chairs at a resale shop that we had a $100 credit with, so they seemed free :D I did have to reupholster them though.

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