I woke up at 5:15 in the morning for whatever reason and decided to head to Rosemont early. I’m glad I had some extra time before the trucks passed as I discovered one spot with some excellent trash that I took my time sorting through.
It was sort of an odd day all and all. I kept seeing things that I had seen or found before.
For example, the little glass lamp on the right is exactly like one I found around a year ago. I gave that one to a friend but this one I’ll probably sell. It’s pretty cute and has some vintage appeal. I also took another lamp as well as a little portable radio (with working batteries!).
A pile of stuff that looked like moving leftovers on Garnier. There was some kid’s hockey gear but it wasn’t in particularly good shape. I saved this catcher’s mitt. It’s in great shape, broken in to perfection.
This mitt features the name of Lance Parrish, a former all-star and gold glove catcher. He was at his prime in the early-mid 1980s so this glove likely dates back to then.
More moving leftbehinds. I guess someone decided it was time to let go of their kid’s minor hockey plaques.
This was the best spot. Inside these bags I found a good collection of older things, my favourite stuff to rummage through. I also found a number of old photos and slides that will be great for my new photo blog.
A woman came out and expressed concern that I was interested in her “papers,” which I assumed meant some personal documents one could possibly steal an identity from. I told her I wasn’t really interested in that kind of thing. She ended up giving me a reusable shopping bag to carry stuff with which came in handy. I’m not sure if this stuff was her trash or her upstairs neighbours. I’m going to separate the things I salvaged here into a couple of posts.
These are little tokens from a Shell Oil promotion back in 1970 that commemorated the Prime Ministers of Canada past and present. I recognized these from years ago when I helped my grandmother clean out some of her old stuff. I still have a few coins from that, actually.
However, this person had a full set and the wooden piece that goes along with it. Someone on Ebay is trying to sell theirs for about 53$ (including shipping). I’m not sure if that’s realistic but I can definitely get a bit of money for them.
This is a classic cross that hangs from the wall.
A medallion of Jean Paul II, which apparently in Latin is Joannes Pavlvs II.
A dagger with a metal sheath that can be clipped to a belt. Its design looks kind of Asian.
I also pulled out a little box full of St John’s Ambulance paraphernalia. The two medals in the back are most notable.
Here’s a close up of the medals. The one on the left looks like the insignia of the Venerable Order of St John and the one on the right looks like a Service Medal. I can’t tell how old these are really, though apparently the one on the right is still issued today and so it might not be particularly old.
Last but not least, do any Canadians out there remember these? I was still a young’un when the 2$ bill was replaced with a coin. This bill was casually thrown into one of the bags. Hey, I always like finding cash. I’ll probably spend it normally and enjoy watching the cashier look at it with moderate interest.
I’ll post the other stuff I found in good time. I’m going to cook up some lunch and maybe do a post on my photo blog before going to check out trash of the Mile End.