American Junk

American Junk

Book - 1994
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"For anyone who reads the local Pennysaver or swap sheet, for anyone who can't drive by a yard sale without turning in, for anyone on lookout for treasures in Grandma's attic, or for anyone who just likes to collect - welcome to American Junk, the bible for a new generation of foragers." Author Mary Randolph Carter, herself a passionate "junker," takes us on a tour of tag sales, auctions, and flea markets around the country, where she and other devotees of the sport have discovered unique and remarkable items that they then transform from bargains to prized booty. She introduces us to and takes us into the homes of these unusually creative people, who share her belief that thrift, economy, and ingenuity translate into high style indeed." "There are before-and-after pictures, tips on repair and storage hints on how to bargain, ideas for themed collections and even a list of what to bring on junking expeditions. The author reveals the price of almost every one of the hundreds and hundreds of items pictured, and best of all provides a directory to more than two "junking sites" nationwide." "American Junk is a one-of-a-kind book for those who appreciate the rare, the idiosyncratic, and the unexpected - those who realize that there are as many kinds of junk as there are individuals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Viking Studio Books, 1994.
ISBN: 9780670844005
0670844004
Branch Call Number: 645/CART
Characteristics: xi, 239 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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vespathekid Jun 14, 2012

A real treasure about found and finding treasures. If you would enjoy a play by play of acquiring antique, junk, and collectibles with prices paid, this book is for you. Almost like being there yourself. Mary R. Carter's style is fun and enjoyable. Sometimes a bit rustic for my taste but fun none-the-less. Enjoy the treasure hunt!

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