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Is Balenciaga an automatic pickup for you guys?
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inspiring read for those thrifters who sift through the bric-a-brac

 

http://www.smh.com.au/money/investing/4-op-shop-buy-sells-for-75000-20130625-2otj4.html

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T-Shirt Time - I shop at Goodwill, and I'm a Capitalist

Make em.
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some things from the weekend

The Gucci scarf is fake but I want the Benz F1 shirt. Are you selling it? PM me if you are, or would trade.

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Saw this a few days ago at the local OTC.


Absolutely brilliant... Playboy's articles went downhill with the women inside, some time in the 1960s...
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All I found today were these

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MountainMaster 1955's

 

Need some cleaning up (already reno'd the uppers, the soles need some edge trim clean up and the heels could use a refresh, but for half price, time to roll the dice). 

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Ran into Nataku today...

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Is Balenciaga an automatic pickup for you guys?

Really depending on the condition and the price. But for the most part, I would

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Ran into Nataku today...

Cool piece but just a bit over priced.

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Holy shit, dudes! The Last Of Us is sooooooooooooo bad ass! I would have never expected the writing to be this damn good!

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So it is my turn with the is it really old/or is it fake/or is it both? Anyone have an opinion on the PRL shirt? It is marked Made in USA and the cloth is a very substantial pique. I am split between really old and a really old fake. Would any current counterfeiters bother to put "Made in USA" on the label? It only cost a quarter so no feelings will be hurt biggrin.gif
Also pictured are some Made in USA Dockers buckle back cramertons, Oliver Peoples Ltd Edt sunglasses and Warby Parker frames. I overpaid on the WP's but thought they were cool.

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I'm not sure I bother to leave the house to thrift anymore.....

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171064591348   snork[1].gif

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Ran into Nataku today...

Mobile suit! I might need one of those.

Meanwhile, I think this label is 100% legit.

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that is some nice wool mr. darkmatter #7

 

i found this piece by vivienne westwood... any good?

 

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Not me, sadly, but what a find!!!!

$4 op shop buy sells for $75,000
James Cockington

Published: June 25, 2013 - 8:14AM

You know the story … the op shop bargain that sells for a fortune. Sometimes you doubt that this ever really happens but it did at an auction in Melbourne last week when Sotheby's Australia sold a 17th century Chinese "libation cup" carved from rhinoceros horn for $75,640 ($62,000 plus buyer's premium). And yes, this rare object really was discovered in a Sydney op shop, and bought for $4.

The seller, who wants to remain anonymous, does the rounds of the local op shops and when he saw this on the shelf he thought, well, that looks a bit special.

After doing some research he sent photos to Sotheby's consultant Ann Roberts, a specialist in Asian Art, who confirmed that it was indeed rare and valuable.

Despite a large chip, she gave it a pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.

The winning bid, more than double the higher estimate, came as no surprise to her. Similar objects have sold for close to $90,000 in Australia, and as much as $200,000 overseas.

Ms Roberts phoned the vendor to tell him the results.

"He was very pleased," she says. Finding one in an op shop is not to be expected, although she says she wasn't surprised that they had given it such a token value. "They don't look immediately attractive to the untrained eye," she says.

Sotheby's won't identify the buyer of the rhino horn cup.

These are especially prized by Asian collectors although objects made from materials such as ivory and rhinoceros horn, even ones that are more than 300 years old, are subject to a CITES licensing restrictions before they can be sent overseas.

This story, impressive as it is, pales into insignificance when compared with the Chinese 'Ding' bowl which sold for $US2.225 million at a Sotheby's New York auction in March. The sellers had picked it for less than $US3 at a neighbourhood tag sale in 2007. They were unaware of its potential value.

This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/money/investing/4-op-shop-buy-sells-for-75000-20130625-2otj4.html
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I'll just leave these here...... devil.gif
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Amazing find on that Ghurka bag too. That's one off my own personal thrift bucket list.
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Really haven't found much clothing-wise to brag about in these parts, but good to see everyone else is having success.

But, non-clothing brag alert:

The Wifey and I had been trying to find a table for our back patio for quite some time, but everything we found that we liked was $500+.  So last week, on her Summer break from teaching, my better half constructed this:





Total cost: $93 in lumber


That is beautiful! Wow! Also, I envy your backyard. Would love for mine to look like that!
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All I found today were these

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MountainMaster 1955's

Need some cleaning up (already reno'd the uppers, the soles need some edge trim clean up and the heels could use a refresh, but for half price, time to roll the dice). 

Nice!! Had no idea Belstaff made shoes.
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Ran into Nataku today...


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Picked up a few things today. Not pictured are some Lululemon items for my wife that she actually found (Yes, she actually came into the store with me this time!) and some black Sunspel t-shirts that are in the wash at the moment.

Everything is available.

Concert t-shirts. The real deal, not the cheapie repros sold at Target and Hot Topic. (Both vintage Large)


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Guilded Age Selvedge Denim jeans. Made in Japan. 36 x 34. True to size.


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that is some nice wool mr. darkmatter #7

 

i found this piece by vivienne westwood... any good?

 

 

 

I think anything VW is an instacop! Her stuff are pretty damn rare over here! I think this is the second one we've seen within the last year or so.

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Not me, sadly, but what a find!!!!

$4 op shop buy sells for $75,000
James Cockington

Published: June 25, 2013 - 8:14AM

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

You know the story … the op shop bargain that sells for a fortune. Sometimes you doubt that this ever really happens but it did at an auction in Melbourne last week when Sotheby's Australia sold a 17th century Chinese "libation cup" carved from rhinoceros horn for $75,640 ($62,000 plus buyer's premium). And yes, this rare object really was discovered in a Sydney op shop, and bought for $4.

The seller, who wants to remain anonymous, does the rounds of the local op shops and when he saw this on the shelf he thought, well, that looks a bit special.

After doing some research he sent photos to Sotheby's consultant Ann Roberts, a specialist in Asian Art, who confirmed that it was indeed rare and valuable.

Despite a large chip, she gave it a pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.

The winning bid, more than double the higher estimate, came as no surprise to her. Similar objects have sold for close to $90,000 in Australia, and as much as $200,000 overseas.

Ms Roberts phoned the vendor to tell him the results.

"He was very pleased," she says. Finding one in an op shop is not to be expected, although she says she wasn't surprised that they had given it such a token value. "They don't look immediately attractive to the untrained eye," she says.

Sotheby's won't identify the buyer of the rhino horn cup.

These are especially prized by Asian collectors although objects made from materials such as ivory and rhinoceros horn, even ones that are more than 300 years old, are subject to a CITES licensing restrictions before they can be sent overseas.

 



This story, impressive as it is, pales into insignificance when compared with the Chinese 'Ding' bowl which sold for $US2.225 million at a Sotheby's New York auction in March. The sellers had picked it for less than $US3 at a neighbourhood tag sale in 2007. They were unaware of its potential value.

This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/money/investing/4-op-shop-buy-sells-for-75000-20130625-2otj4.html

Get the fack out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! baldy[1].gif

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I'm not sure I bother to leave the house to thrift anymore.....

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171064591348   snork[1].gif

Sammy FTW! Good job, Brian!

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