11.04.2010

Warehouse Antiques: Cosmopolitans from the 20's!

These are just a few photos from the warehouse sale I was referencing all month. I don't know much about the owner other than the fact that his name is James Smith and he's an incredible collector of paper! Their were more magazines, books, comics, paintings, and postcards than I've ever seen in my life. It made me wonder how he acquired all these publications and why he chose to hang on to him for all these years?

I'm glad he did though. It gave me the opportunity to rummage through the 20th century! I went to his first sale in October of 2009 – he had one sale per month for a year –but I didn't make it back until his final sale this past month. I wonder where all the unsold stuff will go once he leaves the building?

One things for sure, if that Wood Burning game still had its pen, it would've been mine! And if the Cosmo's had been a little cheaper, I probably would've gotten one of those too – though I really have no need to buy anything else for this house!

19 comments:

A Little Brighter said...

Man! That looks like SO much fun! Not knowing what you will find and everything piled up would be the best kind of treasure hunt!

Ayesha x

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

that sounds like so much fun. it's always neat to look through old magazines, I think especially to see the differences in advertisements.

p.s. I'm having a giveaway over on my blog for a vintage cross necklace if you'd like to check it out. :)

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Penny Dreadful said...

Oh how wonderful! Must have been so much fun rummaging. Love the Goonies annual, hehe

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Penny Dreadful said...

Oh how wonderful! Must have been so much fun rummaging. Love the Goonies annual, hehe

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Gina said...

Fabulous! The old magazines are the best. We just received an order at the bookshop of a book called Vogue Covers--featuring the best Vogue covers of the last 100 years! It's a dream to flip through. I especially love the Art Deco era covers...
xoxo,
Gina
p.s. Love love love your French Detective look! Your hair looks great! Extra bouncy curls!

BaronessVonVintage said...

drooling over those 30s Cosmos. Awesome!

samantha. said...

dag! those old cosmos look so exciting to flip through!

xo
sami

Q's Daydream said...

OHHHHHHHH, the Cosmo mags! gahhh!

Emma said...

A WANT THAT GOONIES BOOK!!!!

Amazing stuff! Crazy to see Cosmo from the 30s!!!

jessica said...

wow! those cosmo mags look so cool! that sounds like such a fun sale!

Krystal said...

My grandma had a box in her basement full of magazines like this - I definitely took them!

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

neat stuff.

Shelby said...

i would love to get my hands on one of those awesome cardigans!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I LOVE the old Cosmos! I wish I went to more antique rummage sales. Just viewing the stuff is incredible! Love the Goonies storybook! =)

Little Monarch said...

this is what I think I am going to be like when I get older. I'll have a house full to the brim with things I have accumulated over my lifetime. Looks like you had a lot of fun rummaging around. Where is this man moving to?

Ashley Ording said...

Wowsers, is this heaven or what? I could spend FOREVER looking at old magazines like that!

P.S. I don't think your email made it's way to me... could you resend it? Send it to plaidrocket@hotmail.com.

jane + jen said...

those cosmos are so rad. are the cartoons from those issues?

i love the one "coarse"

rummage through the 20th century. that sounds so amazing.

meghan said...

amazing finds! I love those sweaters

Lexi Podolski said...

I love the Arkansas Tech cardigans.. My alumni friends would love them!