Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby mikesglove » May 29th, 2011, 4:11 pm

The Memorial Day weekend "Antique Fair" was today in the Plaza. There were a lot of import gloves at high prices. I arrived mid-morning so the good stuff may have all been gone by 6:30AM. There was a great looking pair of black leather gauntlet driving gloves with a very clever wrist strap snap closure mechanism. I looked in vain for a manufacturers stamp or tag inside. A D&M would have been nice but to no avail. So I left with nada. It was a beautiful day in northern CA. though. Recently started to re-refurbish my truck. I've had it for 48 years, since I was 16. Am always on the lookout for parts and tools. Found nothing at this Fair but had good luck at other venues this spring.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby deebro041 » May 29th, 2011, 6:10 pm

Great restoration job, the truck looks beautiful!
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby BretMan » May 30th, 2011, 11:51 pm

Managed to hit two antique shows this weekend. Saw about 25 gloves, almost all cheap, junky, modern, imported gloves. Probably saw about four Sears Ted Williams gloves in good shape. A Regent, a Franklin and a few Wilsons and Rawlings were in the mix. With some TLC, some of them would have been good for a kid that needed a glove. About the most "vintage" were some smaller 1950's style gloves.

Saw one fairly nice first base mitt with a rare endorsement: Les Scarsella (buckle back).

I did find a clean, moderately used Rawings TG48 Eddie Mathews. This was a mid-priced Trap-Eze glove sold in 1960-62. Made in the USA. Needs laces. Glove was $3.00!
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby vintagebrett » June 19th, 2011, 10:37 am

Found this cool advertising fan this morning featuring a crescent mitt - copyright date is 1908 and advertising on back is for a store in boston.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby cjw » June 24th, 2011, 3:18 pm

Brett....that fan is quite familiar. I found a group of 5 of them in Toronto a few years back. All have signs of exact, contrived aging and wear. Heard from a collecting friend that they were fantasy pieces. If I remember correctly the town doesn't exist either.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby vintagebrett » June 24th, 2011, 9:19 pm

Thanks, what was on the back of those? Mine is for store in Boston, MA.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby cjw » June 25th, 2011, 1:24 am

Sorry, I meant to type "store" not town. Dont't have them any longer but I want to say that mine had a cafe or restaurant ad on the backs.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby mikesglove » June 29th, 2011, 1:58 pm

finally found a really nice black Geo. Reach model BOC "Bruce Campbell" model. I was lucky and it was a reasonable price. I did a little cleaning but it was mostly just dry and dusty so I used some hand lotion to bring out the black leather again. I don't think it has ever been relaced.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby okdoak » June 29th, 2011, 11:21 pm

Looks great, Mike! I love the black gloves. Wondering if we ever had a thread on Favorite Black Gloves?
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby mikesglove » June 30th, 2011, 11:48 pm

I bet we would agree on the black Wilson "Andy Pafko" model. I would really love to own one of the out-seam models.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby BretMan » July 5th, 2011, 11:17 pm

A rare weekend without any baseball or fastpitch tournaments to umpire gave me a chance to hit a big flea market and a huge antique mall around the Cincinnati area (went down for the weekend to see the Reds/Indians interleague series).

The flea market actually had a lot of gloves- just not the sort of things we look for or anything especially interesting or collectible. My rough count was that I saw at least 50 gloves, all modern junk for the most part. A few mid-quality Wilsons and Rawlings with HOF endorsments, like a Reggie Jackson GJF36 (the predecessor to the venerable RBG36) and a Catfish Hunter. Quite a few gloves that, with a little work, would have been great for a kid that needed a glove and also some big softball models.

The antique mall was so big that it took a couple of hours to see everything. There was a smattering of older gloves, nothing to write home about. Probably saw about 20 gloves total. Did see one Rawlings G500 Roy Smalley split-finger that I liked the looks of. It was in good to very good shape with a ragged Rawlings patch...and tagged at $65 (about 2-3 times more than I'd want to pay for that condition). So I passed...

Did buy one glove there that doesn't really fall into the pre-1970 vintage catagory. A mid-late 80's Rawlings XPG-RC (I've seen the XPG-RF model before and this appears to be identical). This was Rawlings exact copy of a Wilson A2000, right down to the hinged web and unique lacing pattern. Glove is in excellent condtion. I've always wanted one of these and couldn't pass it up for nine bucks!
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby hawkeye5 » July 12th, 2011, 1:13 am

Hit an antique show over the 4th weekend and found a Reach model RN, (left handed) catchers mitt with decker style back, in awesome condition. I don't think it ever caught a baseball. The only wear it has, is from being stored for over a 100 years, with soft supple leather. It has two patent dates stamped on it Aug 6th 1889 (on the decker back) and Feb 24th - April 14th 1891 (frontside), with 85-90% of the gold stamping still intact.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby mikesglove » July 12th, 2011, 1:42 pm

Great find. Post some pictures if you can.
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby hawkeye5 » July 13th, 2011, 12:29 am

Sorry but I don't know how to post the pictures!
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Re: Yay! It's Outdoor Flea Market Season

Postby vintagebrett » July 13th, 2011, 1:35 pm

hawkeye5 wrote:Sorry but I don't know how to post the pictures!


Joe had sent me pictures of the mitt so here they are - hope you don't mind me posting them. See you at the National!
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