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Fun at the Flea Market: The Carney Comes Out

No, I have not worked with the circus, although selling was my business for most of my adult life. I do believe that showmanship creates the desired results, even at a flea... more

Overheard at the Flea Market: Laughs While Collecting

We set up at one of the best antique flea markets in the mid-west – the Elkhorn Show. It is held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds four times a year.  The weather... more

Play It Again Sam, Local Theatre to Big Stages – Collecting Playbills

Wifey and I enjoy live theater, from renowned Broadway plays like Annie or Phantom, performed by great talent, to local productions of light-hearted farce. Joined by friends and usually followed by a late... more

Reuse, Repurpose, Renew: Rewards Really?

While working on an article for Collectors Quest on Wifey’s obsession with collecting walking sticks and pigs, (how often do you see those two in the same sentence?) a light came on... more

Have A Happy Day, It’s A Real McCoy Cookie Jar!

On Saturday I spotted this retro cookie jar at a yard sale — actually, the sign alerting passersby to the sale read, “Oh, No, A Fire… Yard Sale!” which certainly was alarming... more