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Old 01-01-2017, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default 2017 Garage Sale Thread

"It was the best of times, it was the w...". Wait, that's not right.

Okay, here's the line I was looking for:

"Hit up 2 sales today. Of course, the first one had zero tools, but I struck pay dirt at the second!"
-Jeff Moss 2012

That quote says it all folks. Many of us can relate to that. It's also the reason we are here in the 6th season of sharing our finds.

Welcome everyone to the 2017 Garage Sale Thread!

This is the place to share your finds with others. We are all here to discuss and share the history and use of these tools and other items. These are the things we pick up at garage sales, yard sales, flea markets, rummage sales, thrift store, estate sales, Craigslist, boot sales (our friends across the pond hope to hear from you!), the good old live auction, etc.. Even curbside finds, freebies, an Ebay purchase, whatever.

Let's see your purchases and pick ups everybody. Tools, garage stuff, shop equipment, storage, camping and outdoors, signs and advertising, cool old stuff, just to name a few. No limits really, but the past threads are a good reference. We do like to stick with the likes of used, old,new-old, or pre-owned. Not really new retail here. Anything that falls along those lines and is interesting to you (after all it must be, you bought it), I'm sure someone else here would love to hear about it and see it.

See it. Did I mention we love pitcherz. Post those pictures folks, we love them and they sure make the thread. If anyone needs help (I know, technology), please ask on the forum. Lots of people willing to help with pictures.

No purchase too small or too big! Let's see that one wrench that jumped out at you or that truckload of cabinets you bought. Maybe even the old dumptruck you bought to haul them.

Tell us the who, what, where, when. We love a good garage sale story. How'd you find what you found?

Suckage - is something of a compliment here. As are the words "You Suck". Don't ask for it or you get none. Forum rule. Just say thanks and watch for when others deserve it for their finds. Prices are sometimes good indicators. Post the price you paid if you want to. Part of the fun sometimes.

Oh yeah, and if no one comments on your post, don't take it the wrong way. Everyone tends to pick out what interests them to comment on.


Links to the previous garage sale seasons:

2012 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...16#post2217816

2013 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...26#post2796926

2014 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...57#post3622457

2015 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=274738

2016 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=315373

A great big shout out to all the past hosts of the garage sale thread. You guys rock.

With that being said, let 2017 be safe, happy, and healthy for all. May the picking be good, fun, and plentiful.

Go get 'em boys!
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:16 AM   #2
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Great opening post 3bay.
Here's to a bountiful 2017 picking season.
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I have been driving around for the last hour, can't find one damn garage sale!
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:30 AM   #4
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I've been scouring CL and eBay all night and only came up with one wrench.
(To be posted when it arrives)
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:32 AM   #5
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Perfect start, 3bay! And a big thanks to Jake for being a masterful thread host over the last year!

Happy picking, everyone!
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:44 AM   #6
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Cheers guys! To Jake and a great thread!
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:51 AM   #7
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I promise I will find a garage sale sometime in 2017, Happy New Years!
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:24 AM   #8
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After a year of intense training and study, Im ready for the big time!!!! Good luck everybody! Happy new years! May the treasures be abundant and the tetanus shots painless! Lets bring some old metal to life!!
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:44 AM   #9
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At the casino tonight with my gf and buddies from work to celebrate new years. We got to talking about my collecting old tools. Buddy says hes got a few that were in the garage of his "new to him" home if I wanted to come by and check them out. So of course I did on the way home. My first score of 2017!

Wiliams SuperWrench offset DBE 1/2" - 7/16"
TruFit offset DBE 1/2" - 9/16"
Indestro DOE 13/32"-5/16"
Herbrand DOE 3/16" - 1/4"

pretty cool and free! Happy New Years!
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:22 AM   #10
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RagtopTA earns my first You Suck of the year simply for coming up with a tool acquisition before the sun is even up on Day 1. Oh, and for it being free. Well done!
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:26 AM   #11
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wait was it before or after midnight extremely important. cant have any cheats, anyway good find
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Great 1st post 3bay! Subscribed!

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Old 01-01-2017, 07:44 AM   #13
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Subscribed! Here's to a great year of buying for us all!
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Awesome opener! Just got an email for an upcoming estate sale in my town. I will have to go with it being so close!
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Looking forward to seeing all the great buys this year. Maybe I will get lucky and find some tools at sales this year.
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Thanks!! It was around 2:30 am central Texas time. and I was really surprised to see this Halbrand wrench. Seems to be pretty old! I pretty much tell any one that will listen to me babble on about my old Plombs stuff garage sale finds and such . Pays off : )
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:31 AM   #17
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I voted for Trump..., oh wait, wrong election. I voted for a write-in candidate that starts with "P" and ends with "z", but not even he could've written such a snappy, crafty introduction that describes this venerable annual enduroing thread with such aplomb, truth, and wrighteousness! Well done, 3bay! Mayhew have a bonney good year as our host!
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:36 AM   #18
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I hate to kick off my 2017 Garage Sale thread year without a single danged tool to show, but the truth is, I got skunked at my flea market today! Came home with some vintage literature though.



Technically, these were acquired in 2016 (Friday and Saturday), but close enough for horseshoes, hand grenades and the GJ Garage Sale thread!







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The manuals are for a trailer-mounted Le Roi air compressor, a Gray lube and service unit, and a tractor-trailer converter dolly, all 1950's, but the equipment was al in use during WWII.

The books - "The War in Western Europe, Part I (June to December 1944)" and "WWII Campaign Studies" - are both from the Department of Military Art and Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1951. They are chock full of maps and I am eager to read them!

The treatise on American martial muskets and rifles (dated 1951) speaks for itself.

The tools are…

Brown & Sharpe bevel protractor (or possibly a combination square missing the other heads...) with a 12" Tempered No. 4 (8ths, 16ths, 32nds, and 64ths) blade,

[STANLEY] 16 OZS machinists’ ball-pein hammer

Plomb 5485 1/2-inch drive sliding tee (wartime)

Plomb 3314 7/32” ignition wrench (15* x 75* configuration, same size on both ends)

Three (3) rolls of NOS 1-1/4” strap webbing

WISS model V-13 7-inch combination cut tin snips

Blue-Point 3/4 x 7/8 DOE engineers wrench

SOME CLEANED-UP CLOSE-UPS







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Happy New year all! And thanks to Jake for a great job hosting last year's thread, and to 3Bay for a great kick off to the 6th GS thread!

Now, to TRY to find a sale (I can't recall a winter dry spell like this...)
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HNY to you, too, Outlaw. What's with the Gerber baby face?!

You know how garage sale, estate sale, and flea market finds sometimes tell a story, almost like archeology that way, without even trying? Sometimes it's the type of tools in a box. Sometimes it's an accessory or a personal item. I think you'll like this one...

This NRA sticker and this 1951 NJ hunting license were inside the Rywell.



The hunting license is an interesting read.

Now, it's possible that a blond-haired, blue-eyed, 5-foot 2-inch 110 pound 20-year-old girl named Mary Strahan from Mercer County, NJ, who was a decorator by profession, actually hunted. However, if the Strahan family was anything like my family and the other families in the neck of the woods where I grew up (northeastern Pennsyltucky), it's also possible - and I would argue more likely - that Ms Strahan's license was used to claim a deer shot by her father or brothers!
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