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Here it is. The Thrift Museum..
A Compendium of the rarest and coolest items found in the Thrift Thread.
Items in here are based on significance. things you may not see again.

*revised for 2020*
Enjoy.
 
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I'll play.

Spring 1942 contract star sportswear A-2 horsehide WWII flight jacket. Found at the Goodwill bins in June 2019.
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please pm me items you want in here. so i can keep the format consistant for future reference.
or, post the list No.# , The item with details, and a self name quote. so people can simply search your handle.in future. to see what you found, and what number it is on the list. later, it can be put into a spreadsheet, or a book.
*see the post above.*

Just trying to keep it like a museum catalogue.or Auction catalogue. you know what it mean. :fonz: Thanks guys.
 
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Item no.7 "The Original Cologne" as found by @California Dreamer
It's an empty bottle and box of the original Farina Eau de Cologne (the first ever). The original bottle design was tube-shaped, but had the same style and wording on the label. This one is second or third generation, possibly 18th century, more likely early 19th. Paid (IIRC) $45 for this in an antique market.
Johann Maria Farina invented Eau de Cologne in (where else) Cologne in 1709.


And item no.8 "The 100+ year old scent" (also by @California Dreamer)
This Botttle of Geurlain Jicky

"Guerlain Jicky in the 19th century apothecary bottle, in box. I've dated this to about 1914-1918. It's still good; I've worn it and many of my collector friends have also tried it"

The scent of a past era. A time machine for your senses.
 

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Item no.9

Perfect early Aviators.
They are aviators in 12K gold filled frame with lenses that appear to be G15 lenses, but when I looked closer...there was no BL engraved anywhere on the glass lenses. Also, with vintage aviators...I was familiar with the brow bar on the top being engraved “B&L RAY BAN USA” and the underside of the brow bar usually had information about gold plating and size etc.

Long story short is that I got home and had a bunch to do before deciding to do a bit more research. I was shocked to realize they were a very early model of Ray Ban aviators and could range from 1937 (which is when Ray Bans were commercially started) and early 1950s. I am not an expert but I do quite a bit of research on vintage sunglasses and have never seen Ray Bans with these kind of nose pads or ear pieces. They are Bakelite and the top brow bar is only engraved RAY BAN. No B&L anywhere on the frame except very small on the back of the nose pieces. So at latest age, these are at least close to 70 years old and one of the very first production runs of aviators ever. Same pair worn by General MacArthur and probably just after the original WW2 models of B&L glasses.




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Well done sir.
 

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Item no.12

"Paul Smith bespoke for Paul Smith"



Well done sir.
 

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Item no.13

"Bespoke sea floor Russian Reindeer single Monks, By George Cleverley."



 

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