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Disney Flea Market Finds
On Episode 18 of The Disney Exchange about Disney souvenirs, we briefly discuss my collection. Many pieces have been Flea Market Finds.
I thought I’d take photos of what could be found at the Columbus Flea Market in New Jersey on a random, lovely Spring morning, and to be completely honest, this was not the best assortment we’ve seen, but it is always a crap shoot when it comes to flea marketing. Not that I walked away empty handed; more on that later.
There is a wide variety, from the expensive to the down right cheap. Let’s start at the very first table we encountered. The owner of this stuffed Mickey from Macys, which comes with an alarm clock, wanted $25, a bit steep in my opinion. If I was very interested, I could have perhaps haggled him down to $20.
We move on to another table, where we find this Winnie the Pooh collectible and this Walt Disney World Pen set, which sits on top of a pad. The owner wanted $20 for Pooh and $10 for the pen set.
Some people mark their items clearly, so you don’t need to ask a price. I prefer this. I often wonder if I approach someone selling a Disney item and I am wearing a piece of Disney clothing, if they don’t quote me a higher price.
If this Minnie had a matching Mickey, I most likely would have picked up the pair.
Every week, this booth is set up featuring a wide assortment of cookie jars and salt and pepper shaker sets, primarily Disney, but also featuring other franchises. I have never bought anything from here however, due to the fact we don’t collect salt and pepper shakers, and simply don’t have the space for cookie jars, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t tempted every week!
You can also find very reasonably priced items of all sorts, from mugs, collectible figures, cast iron, even clothing, everywhere you look!
I was on the fence on a few items on this particular morning, including this mug for $4…
…and this Snow White stamp set.
I did purchase something from this table.
I bought this pin set, for $35, because every pin on it, and the image featured on the packaging makes me smile! I intend on framing this as is!
I actually spent more than I normally would, but it was originally $44, and I figured, if I saw it at the park, even with a %10 discount, I’m saving money. Plus the guy selling it was so darn nice!
Do you go to your local flea markets looking for Disney treasures?
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