Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-market America

Book - 2011
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Traces the efforts of master antiques dealer Curt Avery to discover valuable and historically relevant items at flea markets, discussing flea market culture and some of Avery's unlikely successes. Includes numerous observations about major east-coast antique venues such as Brimfield as well as thoughts about the PBS television program "Antiques Roadshow". Author protects the identity of the main character and many other dealers with extensive use of pseudonyms (p. 279).
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781594202933
Characteristics: x, 326 p. ;,25 cm.


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rlbecker Dec 12, 2011

This is a marvelous look at the antiques trading business. We follow the author as she travels with a master antiquer as he attends shows throughout the northeastern United States. We learn the tricks of authenticating, pricing and displaying wares. We learn about the grueling travel and set-up of tents etc. at each event. This was a joy to read, both fun and educational.

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