It was a fairly quiet week garbage-wise, outside of my good haul on Monday (of which I still have to take some pictures). I did find some cool stuff, but never enough in a single spot or day to justify a post.
I found these things on Thursday in Rosemont. The two old tins were made to hold toffee by George W Horner Co of England. They were likely made in the 1930s or 1940s. Some of these tins are worth good money, though these designs seem to be relatively common and are probably worth a little less, maybe in the 10-15$ range.
The creamer is marked as being made in Austria and features an image of a woman struggling to carry water in some agricultural setting of yesteryear. It’s definitely fairly old as well.
Side note: my camera is up and running again, having found a charger for my batteries. You can really tell the difference in quality between this and my camera phone, especially when you zoom in!
Yesterday I found a few things on Chambord near Gilford in the Plateau. Here’s another nice old tin (this one by Shipley in England) and a “White Owl” cigar box.
I always like an old box. This one is for a “telin-dex”, which is basically a high-tech address book. I like its minimal graphic design and drawings. I found it in the same pile on Chambord – it looks like someone might have been cleaning out a basement.
Finally, I found this Magna Sight grain focuser (a tool used in darkrooms) Thursday evening. It was in among some bags that were contained some musty, damp stuff that probably came out of a basement. The Magna Sight’s original box had completely fallen apart from the moisture but the focuser itself was fine. These sell for around 15$ on Ebay, but I think I’ll just cut someone a deal for it at a yard sale.
I’ve made some good finds recently in Outremont, a fairly wealthy neighbourhood that contains many single-family homes. In the past I’ve preferred exploring areas with a higher population density, but I’m now warming up to the idea of exploring these less dense “arrondissements.” My new place in the Mile End is significantly closer to the Town of Mount-Royal (TMR) which has a weekly trash pickup on Wednesday mornings. I don’t have any runs scheduled for Wednesdays and I’m excited to get out there and see what I can find.