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#257783 - 01/23/14 09:33 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
Linda, I've always wondered about that too. It's sold in the $50 to $60 range for years. When the new Gee Bee was released this year, I worried I wouldn't be able to get it after Christmas. Lucked out. I got what must have been the display the morning of the 26th!

Fantastic find!

Lisa

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#257789 - 01/23/14 11:27 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: Linda T in Indiana]
Diana* Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 04/23/99
Posts: 12439
Loc: Pasadena, CA USA
Originally Posted By: Linda T in Indiana
Today I found a 2001 Sky's The Limit, Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster in box, for 99 cents. I looked for ones on e-bay and sellers are wanting anywhere from $64 up to $120. What would be so special about this plane that a seller would think it would sell for such a high price?
It's just like any Hallmark ornament that goes up in value on the secondary market - higher demand for it than there is product. Some of the early editions in that series were really over-produced. So stores started cutting back on orders, and then that year there were not many ordered, but it's a cute plane and sold out before Christmas. I bought one early that year as we love the movie The Rocketeer, and there is a Gee Bee that is featured significantly in it.

Congrats on a great find getting one for under a buck! Score.

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#258199 - 02/01/14 11:29 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
luckdragon Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 8490
Loc: Greensboro, NC
Thrift store finds weren't plentiful for me this holiday season.

But, I found something today!
2001 Lighthouse Greetings #5 (with box) for 69 cents at Goodwill

I tested it out, and it works. It's my second one from the series. I found #2 in 2012 at a thrift store.
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http://www.youtube.com/user/luckdragongirl

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#258206 - 02/01/14 11:46 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: seanart]
giraffejean Offline
Elf

Registered: 03/15/09
Posts: 42
Loc: Rancho Cordova, CA
I found a Yesteryear Angel in a bag of ornaments I found in a thrift store earlier this year. There were five other Hallmark ornaments w/o boxes in the bag , all for $2.99.
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Jeannie E

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#258601 - 02/05/14 12:50 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
pxsrdh Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 3420
Loc: U.S.A.
If I remember correctly, the 2010 Smiling Soldier was free if you bought ornaments at Premiere and Debut so I got one and just loved it. Then last summer I found the rest at the flea market. I would like to find 2 more to have a dozen.
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Hallmark fan,
Queli

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#258605 - 02/05/14 01:46 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
Queli, those Smiling Soldier ornaments were quite a find. Congrats!

I've also collected everything in your display - (I think I have 6 of Smiling Soldier!). They represent some of my favorite Hallmark's original designs...

Smiling Soldier, 2010
Santa Sleigh Collection, 2009, by Edythe Kegrize
Snow Cozy, 2002-2005, by Linda Sickman
Li'l Locomotive, 2009, by Nello Williams
Caboose, Noel R.R., 1998, by Linda Sickman

Doll furniture is such an interesting way to display miniature ornaments. Love your display!

Lisa

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#258656 - 02/06/14 08:44 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
pxsrdh Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 3420
Loc: U.S.A.
Lisa, thanks for your comment and for listing the other ornaments in the photo. The only item I would add to your list is:

1998 Hallmark Holiday Sensation Barbie-Special Edition, 3rd and final in the Holiday Homecoming Collector's Series
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Hallmark fan,
Queli

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#258744 - 02/07/14 06:33 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: pxsrdh]
Sue Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 04/13/99
Posts: 3772
Loc: Pasadena, Maryland
Originally Posted By: pxsrdh
If I remember correctly, the 2010 Smiling Soldier was free if you bought ornaments at Premiere and Debut so I got one and just loved it. Then last summer I found the rest at the flea market. I would like to find 2 more to have a dozen.


Queli, I always enjoy seeing your Barbie dolls and the way you use Hallmark ornaments to create scenes with them.

My recent find at a thrift store was a Hallmark plush valentine. Has three "hugs and kisses" across the top of a front pocket. I like to stick my Valentine lapel pins on them.

Sue
Pasadena, Maryland

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#258794 - 02/08/14 11:17 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
pxsrdh Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 3420
Loc: U.S.A.
Thanks Sue, and congratulations on your find!
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Hallmark fan,
Queli

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#258797 - 02/08/14 11:27 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: pxsrdh]
Raindoggy Offline
Elf

Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 97
Loc: San Diego, CA
I just L O V E your displays!
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Rhonda Nelson-Matyas
San Diego, CA

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#258861 - 02/09/14 02:11 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Dujmic Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 500
Loc: Greencastle, PA
I came home from work yesterday, to see an Hallmark ornament box on the dining room table at my place. My hubby picked up the 1980 Checking It Twice, Special Edition ornament for $2 at a flea market. It's one I didn't have, so I was really happy!

Mary Lou

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#258889 - 02/09/14 11:21 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Diana* Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 04/23/99
Posts: 12439
Loc: Pasadena, CA USA
Queli, I have that Hallmark Barbie and was always afraid to take her out of the box. She looks great "in action." I think I'll have to use mine one of these days.


Mary Lou - wow just wow! Your hubby is a keeper!

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#258894 - 02/10/14 07:15 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
pxsrdh Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 3420
Loc: U.S.A.
Thanks Raindoggy!

Mary Lou...lucky you!

Diana...that Barbie looks great deboxed and the snood keeps her hair immaculate. I've had lots of fun playing with her and I know you will too once you put her "in action".
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Hallmark fan,
Queli

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#258897 - 02/10/14 09:34 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: Dujmic]
Duluth_Collector Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 08/09/06
Posts: 2759
Loc: Duluth, MN
Originally Posted By: Dujmic
I came home from work yesterday, to see an Hallmark ornament box on the dining room table at my place. My hubby picked up the 1980 Checking It Twice, Special Edition ornament for $2 at a flea market. It's one I didn't have, so I was really happy!

Mary Lou


That's one of my favorite ornaments Mary Lou! What a great find!

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#259871 - 03/07/14 10:16 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Babsaroo Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 113
Went to an estate sale bright and early this morning, and picked up some great finds for $3 each, all in boxes, including:
2004 I'm Melting! Melting! WOZ
2004 Santas From Around the World - Germany, USA, Norway
2009 Comic Book Heroes #1 Spider-Man
2009 Robby the Robot
Also got a bunch of cars from the Classic American Cars Series, some more super heroes, and a few Star Wars and Looney Tunes ornaments.

Afterwards I stopped by a couple thrift stores and found 2002 Frosty Friends in box for $1, the 2005 piano playing snowman plush for $5, and these three loose at the bottom of a $5 bag of random Christmas things:
1976 Merry Miniature Santa http://tinyurl.com/l3rp3nm
1980 Swingin' on a Star http://tinyurl.com/lny99xt
1980 Thimble #3 http://tinyurl.com/kg9jewe

My first thimble! Also my first Hallmark find in a bag of random things, that was pretty fun.

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#259872 - 03/07/14 10:41 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
You got I'm Melting! I'm Melting! and Santa's From Around the World, Germany for $3 each?! Fantastic finds. Congrats!

Lisa

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#260142 - 03/16/14 05:25 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
mariem2 Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 608
I wish we had those kinds of thrift stores around here. We got nodda until close to Christmas and we sure don't get those great finds.

Congrats everyone on your finds.

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#260294 - 03/22/14 04:23 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Heidi Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 365
Loc: SC
Not a thrift store find, but a friend cleaning out her ornies. She gave me the 91 Snoopy and Woodstock (with pizza), Plum Delightful, and Look out below. She also gave me the 1990 Pepperoni Mouse. No boxes, but who can argue with free?

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#260305 - 03/23/14 01:08 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: Heidi]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State

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#260307 - 03/23/14 01:17 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7860
Loc: Washington State
I made two marvelous thrift store finds yesterday: a grungy, unpolished, beautifully detailed silver candelabra for $19.99 - (perfect for Halloween) - and a 24" round side table for $19.99 that matches perfectly the $10 coffee table I found a few years ago. I could not believe my good luck!

Lisa

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