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Estate sale, pawn shop, thrift store trifecta today. Gold, albums, and supplies

DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

We’ll usually winter months are pretty slow for yard saleing but today I managed to find good stuff.

Estate sale this morning had a half of a trash bag full of loose 2x2s for $3. Useable stuff for cheap

Then to a pawn store for a gold fix.

And then ended up at thrift shop. ( I never find good coin stuff at thrift shops). But this one had four boxes of books, albums, and supplies for $75. Don’t laugh the world coin Whitman albums are going for good money.


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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jackpot, jackpot, and last but not least jackpot.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 12:02PM

    In honor of the World Cup

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like a fun day

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭✭



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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice hauls.

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grand SCORE!!

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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:


    That pic blew my mind. Over time I've put together a complete set of those foreign Whitman bookshelf albums, they are quite scarce and bring very good money, particularly the Mexican and Philippines books. That was an excellent buy.

    Sean Reynolds

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    hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well done

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    dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice! Those 2x2s can be pretty expensive, and so can the books. I also had no idea that Whitman made those world type set albums. By the way, @DNADave , you're one post away from 7,000. Spend it wisely (if it matters to you)!

    Young Numismatist

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder what used to fill all of those albums? Those foreign titles are quite a find!

    All glory is fleeting.
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    DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    I wonder what used to fill all of those albums? Those foreign titles are quite a find!

    That’s a good question. The inside has notes that are easily removed, that make me think it could have been a nice quality collection.

    I don’t think it was sold locally or I would have seen something. Maybe it stayed in the family or was sold on the net. In any case, I think I’ll make another trip to the thrift shop and look for more.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2022 8:29AM

    It would have been real interesting to track down the original owner of those boxes and talk to him. Congrats! Nice find!! 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Garage sales and Thrift stores are like metal detecting and fishing in the river. You never know what you are going to find or catch. I guess you could salt the same thing about eBay too.

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