Vintage Tuesday: March Finds

march finds (1)Me and Victor have gone all in into antiquing/thrifting every month and have been finding wonderful things to add to our growing oddities, collections and general home decor. Although we have been antiquing far more than going to second hand stores this year but I find those in the winter season are a task. I thought however why not share what we find each month with you, I mean I usually end up sharing a bit on Instagram or a random post so it’d be nice to document the whole month. I may skip some months if I don’t find much but let’s get on with March…

no 0 brownie kodak (1)One of my favourite finds of the month is this adorable  Kodak Brownie No. 0 . One of the best cameras I’ve seen in awhile. It could have been made anywhere between 1914-1935.

vintage finds (2)My adorable creature. I know, I know. Please I get it if this isn’t your thing. To be honest with you, I don’t even know why I like them. I remember my dad having a pelt of a muskrat or beaver when I was younger and being horrified by it. Most taxidermy horrifies me still, but there is something about this one…This isn’t even my first one, I actually have three other ‘cat’-like creatures. The first one I bought because it looked like a Pokemon and very soft. The next two were a set and this one I almost resisted because I didn’t want this to be a ‘thing’.

vintage finds (9) vintage finds (10)View-Master from the 1940s made with bakelite, this was a such a find. I didn’t even know they made anything besides the plastic toy versions of my youth.

vintage finds (3)A Swee-Touch-Nee tea and chocolate tin from around the 1940s. I want to start a collection of tins that look like chests to decorate my bedroom with and keep jewelry in. 

vintage finds (1)Who doesn’t want a vintage metal bell? No? Just me? Alright. I actually stood at the table where they were selling a bunch of these and chimed everyone a few times to find the one with the best sound, which was probably a pretty annoying thing to do, lol.

vintage finds (7) vintage finds (8)A selection of vintage photography including one tintype. The last mounted photograph is so stunning, please enlarge it and look at the details – it’s breath taking.  Most of these are much larger format than I usually find for that era and a few landscapes so a really good haul, the cost was much higher than I usually pay but I couldn’t resist.

vintage finds (4)Victor has started collecting vintage tobacco pocket tins, this is a common standard Prince Albert tin. I think I’ll dedicate a whole post to all the ones he has because he’s actually gotten quite a few since Christmas however this is the only one picked up in March.

vintage finds (11)These camera are from a trip in February but I thought I’d share them anyways. The Baby Brownie camera from 1934-1941 and Instamatic X-15 from 1970-1976, both made by Kodak. Both were a steal at $20 for the Baby Brownie and $10 for the Instamatic.

vintage finds (5)I love this blue album, my mother actually had a bunch of these when I was a kid with pictures of her family in them. This album had a young women and her friends at a horse ranch.

Happy Thrifting! march finds (2)

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Vintage Finds

On the weekend me and Victor went to check out one of the only fairs we seem to consistently go it, OldWig’s Vente Vintage Sale which is a bi-annual fair here in Montreal for mostly clothing and accessories but also homeware. I think it’s the 3rd time, maybe the 4th time we’ve went to check it out and the last few times the stuff I am mostly interested in seemed sparse so I don’t know if I will go next time it rolls around. It also doesn’t help that we found that flea market before Chistmas and all I think about is its giant rows of stores with anything a hoarder could imagine to fill their house with. The shops for OldWig’s fair do change every event and this time we did go on the last day, so maybe it just a combination of things but I only found 2 things I wanted to buy.

vintage finds (1)The first was this crazy weird camera called the MF2000T Motor Drive, which is a really shitty name, no? It looks like one of those massive 80’s camera that is pretty much never going to be a collector item to anyone. The reason I liked it? Well it has an old school viewfinder in a modernish camera and it has a motor to control the film advancement. It also didn’t hurt that the seller hearing me hum and ha about it and dropped the cheap price of $25 down to $15. As he said “Sunday prices”! I can’t wait to actually shoot with this camera and think it’s a steal now that I have done some research on it. Will share with you more about this camera in a post of its own at a later date!  The second thing I bought is a 80s classic, the View-Master in red for $12. I actually just acquired from Star Trek cartoon reels for a View-Master last month for $2 and was on the lookout to pick one up so I was beyond delighted. I hope I can thrift more reels as right now we just have those and the SpongeBob Squarepants one that came with it. It’s kind of one of those items you just display on your bookshelf for shits and giggles. I do hear you can make you own reels however that idea was quickly dispelled by one quick google search as it’s very expensive.

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If you want to see my previous OldWig finds click here.

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