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.
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
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.
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
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?
This article was originally posted on The Disney Exchange.