Wednesday, November 30, 2011
here's to the Ladies of Ebay!...I rarely buy or sell ladies vintage, but I try to follow it best I can...some of my favorite ladies on Ebay have been doing business for sometime now...these ladies seem to have the keys to success,great vintage goodies, fabulous models and immaculate feedback...Three CHEERS to BernieDexterPinUp, LoveSpyVintage, BustownModern, VelvetCave, and AmericanArchive...THANKS ladies for being a part of the show!...
Monday, November 28, 2011
World War II vintage US NAVY Workwear is red-HOT right now!...look for rusty buckles, dirty canvas, well seasoned denim and original stencils...here are a few goodies off my current Ebay "Watch List"...I expect these items to make a "real splash" in the Vintage Marketplace...
added Dec 4...FYI...the Navy "Watch Hat" (sock-hat) brought a whopping $760!!!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
today's "Thrift Score" isn't Denim, it isn't Triple Stitched, and it isn't Union Made...sometimes while hunting Antique Threads in some of my regular vintage digs, I come across items that are too cool and too valuable to pass up (hey, a guy has to make a living)...these Vintage Air Jordan kicks are like new and will fetch top dollar!...these are the super-hard to find Air Jordan 12's "The Two3" or "the FluShoe"...this rare colorway (Red/Black) was carried by Michael Jordan in game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals...Michael carried his team to victory with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in this hardly seen color while being totally ILL with Influenza...Magic Shoes in my book!
Friday, November 25, 2011
this post was inspired by the recent Mister Freedom Ad for Vintage Chino Pants...the Mister Freedom Ad photos had that genuine "man returning from the Sea" meets Steve McQueen back after the "Great Escape" feel thing going on...
my thoughts then turned to some of the AMAZING Military Duffel Bags that I have seen recently on the internet...these canvas bags personally customized by soldiers and sailors alike have been gaining momentum in the Vintage Market...Vintage Clothing Collectors, Military Treasure Hunters and Folk Art Dealers are all pushing the value of these "one of a kind" custom artworks to new levels...these photos, are just a few examples that I have collected and tagged recently off the internet, enjoy!...and for more of the Highest Quality vintage inspired mens clothing visit misterfreedom.com ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
this fabulous Vintage Suit is currently being offered on Ebay...I'm guessing 1880's - 1900's...the pants are Button-Fly w/ a Buckle Back...the Jacket is awesome...it's a shortie, but in AMAZING condition...Good Luck!
adden Nov 30...FYI "Hammer Down" at $1625!!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
need some help on todays "Thrift Score"...super-Cool Womens Motorcycle Belt Buckle...this appears to be a "make your own" style Belt Buckle?...the "buckle blank" has a sort of 1930's Deco Style and the Enamled Charms appear to be from the 1940s-50s... the back is marked Hook Fast Prov. RI...any info?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
the local Salvation Army can be "hit or miss"...today it was "hit"...the label on the Bluegrass Anglers Gab is super-Cool!...the quality of the "Rope-Stitch" is prolly the best I've seen...are you out there Mr Snappy Gabs?
Monday, November 14, 2011
lately, anything "Old School" Skateboarding has been golden...for instance, mid 80's Skateboard Decks, still in the shrinkwrap, have recently been commanding prices similar to that of high-end American Pop Art...these colorful decks, in Mint Condition, easily and consistantly bring $500-$2000...along with the decks, prices for vintage Skateboarding T-Shirts, shoes and clothing is also on the rise...when prices hit this level, I try to pay attention, however, this one's a no-brainer as I have been skating since 1972...the first helmet made specifically for skateboarding was the Cooper SK100...this was originally a low end, youth style Hockey Helmet, made in Canada, that also found a niche in the skateboard market...most of these helmets date around the mid 70's to the mid 80's...pay attention, they aren't terribly rare, but always hammer-down at $150-$350...a good days pay in my book!