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What treasures would you look for at a new Lawrence flea market?

Asked at Lawrence Antique Mall, 830 Mass. on April 30, 2012

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Photo of Andy Foat

“I’m just interested in the unusual, not always a specific object.”

Photo of Michael Brock

“We came to look for PEZ dispensers, but I like looking for cameras.”

Photo of Amber Muñoz

“I like looking at everything but especially jewelry.”

Comments

JackMcKee 3 years, 1 month ago

aren't there typically four people you interview for this section?

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

My fleas have been showing a great deal of interest in my laptop so maybe a teeny tiny computer. I draw the line at weapons though. Last thing I need is flea wars in my scalp. Or any place else for that matter.

Is there such a thing as a crab market?

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

I'd like to find one of them Mayan calendars. Before it's too late.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Also, some of those blue haired trolls. For my computer desk. I already have names picked out for them. But no rocks. Definitely no rocks.

rockchalker52 3 years, 1 month ago

A 1962 Mercury Comet model car kit. Seems Knology's online bill pay is in the middle of an upgrade. Good timing, I'd say. Right when all the payments are due...

Deja Coffin 3 years, 1 month ago

My kiddos are doing May baskets...... I'm making their dad go with them. Surprisingly he's not as excited about it as the kids. :-)

mae 3 years, 1 month ago

Gnomes and old, unrestored trunks.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Pole dancing started in Great Britian? Who knew . . .

Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

Everytime I wander thru a flea market / junk store, I've got an eye out for a Springfield Randall.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

snap_, A friend turned down $1200 for his Springfield Randall. I've seen 'em advertised for $1500

riverdrifter 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm looking for one of those freeze-dried armadillos from Mexico. Also a jackalope.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

All. Time. Favorite! At the truckline I worked for in KC I would key the mike on my company 2-way Motorola every time this played on the truck radio. From the "Yard" we could see the dock workers dancing and playing air guitar, and when it finished they would clap and cheer! Got called on the carpet twice for it but denied, denied, denied . . .

Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

Roe, I'm still hoping that some little hole-in-the-wall junk store has a shelf of Randalls for $19.99 apiece......

Deja Coffin 3 years, 1 month ago

Right now the specific things I'm looking for are tea cup and sauce sets, anything I can utilize in my garden, and a skeleton key (preferably gold) for my daughter...... she thinks they're magical.

FlintlockRifle 3 years, 1 month ago

Pocket and fixed blade knives, Snap good luck on locating them Randalls, have two I have had thirty years or so

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