Saturday, June 15, 2013

Photos of the Day: A 'Nice Haul' from Happy's

A dramatically slimming Ariel Clark with my pretty German tablecloth.
Didn't buy this Red Ryder lead toy set (with Hopalong Cassidy pix included).
This morning's Happy's Flea Market run was a pretty good one, thanks in part to my pal Ariel Clark, who furnished a lovely German tablecloth (new) and a Captain America T-shirt for $3 total. I didn't buy her dad's Red Ryder cigar box full of lead toys, a poster and a Hopalong Cassidy photo inside because it was $50. It's probably worth $250, but I didn't have with me, either.

Also scored three (3!) old-style fountain pens (with two ballpoint pens) for $7, all of them new. Now I must find ink and an inkwell for the pens. Picked up a 1946 Argus flash unit for one of my cameras ($1), a new-in-package electronic mouse for my laptop ($1), a new pair of very sharp hair-thinning sheers ($1, Leah cuts my hair), a lighthouse wire sculpture ($1), three Women's Heart Awareness Month pins (25 cents), a red ribbon (25 cents) which I gave Ariel, and two pairs of pretty nice earrings (new) for $1 each. Leah gets those.

Nice haul, I'd say.

Oh, and on the way out, I got to see a near fist-fight between one of the ticket-takers and a guy who kept abusing the rules. The Happy's guy told him he was banned from ever coming back. The rule-breaker swore, "I'll be back." Hope I'm there when he is.


  1. Nice haul, Dan. Put those pens to good use, as I know you will.

  2. Keith: I suspect one of the fountain pens will find its way into your Christmas stocking. You're one of the few people I know who would use it.