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#254793 - 11/21/13 07:20 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Duluth_Collector Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 08/09/06
Posts: 2759
Loc: Duluth, MN
Is the 2002 Toymaker Santa a rare one in the series? Congratulations Kindacowboy!

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#254807 - 11/21/13 11:34 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
kindacowboy Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 2266
Loc: The belly button of Illinois
Yes and I have waited 11 years to own him! I missed him because I tried to wait until after Christmas and lost that bet...

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#254808 - 11/21/13 11:40 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
I found a snowman note cube with a pretty light green ribbon for $1.99. It replaces the one I found in the thrift stores last year. Little finds like this that are immediately useful make me happy...

Lisa

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#254810 - 11/22/13 02:38 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 05/15/99
Posts: 8534
Loc: Shawnee, KS USA
Tonight I stopped by the Savers store near my house. In Kansas City the Savers stores benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Two of my friends said that they were shopping at one of the Savers stores and found things they had donated. We had to laugh about that.

I found about 5 of the 2005 Every Kid's a Star basketball ornament (MIMB) for $2.99, a 2009 Tom and Jerry: A Cat-and-Mouse Christmas (nice box, no packing, the book had a small mark on it) for $2.99, and one other one that I can't remember (it was in a bag with some other stuff I didn't want). But I couldn't forget the one that made me laugh: for $3.99 they had the 1997 Away to the Window. I left without spending any money there.

Last week I went to the Goodwill store nearest my house. They had put their Hallmark ornaments on some shelves by the cash registers. I asked the guy who was doing some stocking if they had a specific day when they stocked that display and he said they just did it when they had time and they try to put the nicer things there. I think I bought all of the Keepsake ornaments they had there (and none were back in the regular section) and I plan to go back tomorrow when I'm out running errands. For 99 cents apiece I got the 2004 Cool Decade, the 1991 and 1992 Collector's Plates without the display stands (I picked these up for a friend and if she doesn't want them I'll find a home elsewhere), the 1990 Baby Unicorn and the 1991 New Home (at the price and since it's so cute it had to come home with me even though we didn't have a new home that year). I splurged on the 1993 Lou Rankin Polar Bear by paying $1.99 for it.

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#254853 - 11/22/13 06:46 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
jimicnkc Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 350
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
I stopped at my local thrift store today and found the entire set of nativity miniatures and 2 prototyes. The 1992 Jingle Bell Santa and the never produced Bear with wheelbarrow. Entire bag was $6.00!



Edited by jimicnkc (11/22/13 06:52 PM)
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#254889 - 11/23/13 03:07 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
seanart Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 369
Loc: Manchester, Connecticut
Found the 1979 Christmas Carousel today-no box. $2.00

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#254898 - 11/23/13 06:55 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
kindacowboy Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 2266
Loc: The belly button of Illinois
my luck has ended....nothing today frown

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#254900 - 11/23/13 07:17 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
My luck hasn't started...[giggle]...still dropping by each week on Thursdays or Fridays.

Lisa

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#254906 - 11/23/13 10:20 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
kindacowboy Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 2266
Loc: The belly button of Illinois
Well maybe I will have transferred it to you! smile

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#254907 - 11/23/13 11:09 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Deano Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 05/06/99
Posts: 318
Loc: Leawood, Kansas U.S.A
Today I found the first and second Mary's Angels in a grab bag at a thrift store for $7. There were 5 other Hallmark ornaments in the bag also but the Mary's Angels were by far the best things in them. Keep looking.

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#254915 - 11/24/13 01:20 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
LouisaMay Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 1001
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia
Enjoying hearing all your finds!
Found at thrift store for 1.98...box but taped to death

http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/1991-Cuddly-Lamb_p_2357.html

At an estate sale for 5.00...in box..1980 cardinals/ball

http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/1980-Christmas-Cardinals-_p_9203.html
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#254927 - 11/24/13 08:19 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Heidi Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 371
Loc: SC
I got Bluebell's box one day. Daisy was inside. Hoping to find Bluebell with or with out the box someday. Only need 5 more to finish that series.

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#254931 - 11/24/13 11:09 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
Found the Frostlight Faeries tree topper tonight, but she was too expensive, $19.99. It was nice to see her up close after all these years. I thought she might work for my Fairy Messenger theme tree, but not sure.

Found lots of other Hallmark, but none came home with me. My favorite find was the Mrs. Claus stocking hanger, which I already have.

Will post a picture of my non-Hallmark finds later - (Potter Barn, Party Lite, Kurt S. Adler, and a nice variety of glass ornaments). Spent a couple of hours at Value Village, had a lot of fun!

Lisa

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#254933 - 11/24/13 11:20 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Paintbeanie Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 116
Loc: IL, USA
I had some good finds this week. My favorite was the ambassador dog in stocking in a bag with other hallmarks for $0.55. Among my finds I also found Mrs. Claus' Chair for $0.50 and a reading elf stocking holder for $0.50.
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#254934 - 11/24/13 11:22 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
I really like the Elf stocking holder. Got him on Ebay a few years ago to go with my Santa and Mrs. Claus. Congrats!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HALLMARK-STORYTI...=item4d157ac20e

Lisa

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#254972 - 11/25/13 11:06 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8468
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
I found the 2000 porcelain ANgel Of Promise for $1.00 mint in the box today.

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#255001 - 11/26/13 07:34 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
luckdragon Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 8490
Loc: Greensboro, NC
Found the 1970s Hallmark Mr. and Mrs. Snowman salt and pepper shaker set MIB for 40 cents today:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hallmark...=item43c243a9e9
Someone donated them with the salt and pepper still in them. Yuck. So, I'm soaking them overnight to get the salt/pepper all the way out. I won't be using them as salt and pepper shakers. They're just cute little statues to me.

I also found a vintage cardboard cutout of a caroling girl for 10 cents.

I found a picture of it:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/211176670000651360/
It's the girl in the red cloak caroling next to the streetlight. I LOVE vintage cardboard cutouts, so I couldn't resist. Especially for 10 cents with no creases, color loss, etc. It's very mint.
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#255135 - 11/30/13 02:33 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
peimom Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 262
Loc: Kansas City, MO
I found the 1977 Yesteryears Angel for 99 cents. It was glued to a bright blue plastic base. I separated it from the plastic and hung her on the tree.
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#255147 - 11/30/13 05:09 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Dana Zuke Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 01/02/01
Posts: 1243
Loc: Santa Clara, Ca.
Found Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament. Carlton 98 Opus N Bill, 1982 kitten, 1982 cookie mouse, 93 Barbie, 1977/ 1978 baby's first christmas. .50 each.

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#255150 - 11/30/13 06:14 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Eeyore4President Offline
Elf

Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 93
I was a shop that had a Black Friday sale where everything in the store was on sale for 1/2 price. I found one of the early Easter merry miniature pieces...the 1974 chick on the grass with the egg shell on it's head (in mint condition).....it was marked for 15 cents....so got it for 7.5 cents!!! Hooked on Hallmark site has it listed for almost $350.

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