Our Labor Day labor: Another Saturday on the hunt
This weekend, many of the listings mentioned the weekend’s yard sales would run from Friday to Monday. We certainly appreciate you giving us all that extra time to buy your stuff, but we only managed to hit the sales on Saturday.
If you’re one of those yard sale hosts we have a question for you: Did you get much traffic on Sunday and Monday? Sure, Monday was pretty much rained out, but what about Sunday? And how about you guys who host your sale inside a garage?
Anyway, here are our big buys for the weekend.
This collection of color train prints was our favorite buy of the weekend. These were special mailings sent out by US Steel several decades ago and feature trains and train lines with Pennsylvania ties. We got them (and the book about railway art) for a dollar a piece.
These fairly new Archie comics were a dollar a piece. That’s not exactly great when it comes to buying comics at yard sales when you realize that Archie comics really don’t ever gain value as a collectible. So why did we get them? Because we like to read Archie comics. Duh!
Our junior team member (accompanied by a member in training) really liked what she saw at a yard sale on Mount Zion Road and picked up several pieces to add to her growing ensemble. We really like that orange and purple plaid.
For our littlest Yard Sale Secrets team member, we picked up a nice variety of cool weather size 3T clothes. And how about that cute little dress?
In a moment of weakness, we picked up a few Christmas supplies. Who doesn’t need extra ornament hooks and bulbs? We also snapped up a 10-episode pack of The Andy Griffith Show. Not a full season, but a nice sampling of the classic show.
A friend selling Thirty-One items had a sale over the weekend that we’ll count in the “yard sale” category. We got this laptop-friendly backpack for under $20. The smaller bag was just too cute to pass up.