Perfumes / video gear / yard sale!

I’ve decided to do a yard sale tomorrow. The weather isn’t ideal (8 degrees and mostly sunny) but it’ll do. I probably won’t have any more opportunities this year unless there’s an unusually warm spell in the coming weeks. The Weather Network is saying that it will be 4 degrees with flurries next Saturday which tells me that the end of yard sale season is quickly approaching. Anyways, it would be nice to unload some stuff and get the storage space organized (it’s a bit of a disaster right now) before the snow comes. You can find me at 4100 Coloniale near Duluth, and I should be there between 11am – 5pm.

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I’ve found lots of stuff recently, so there should be plenty to see even if you came to my last sale! Perhaps this haul of vintage video gear interests you. I have no idea / no ability / no interest in actually testing the stuff, so I’ll give good deals to anyone willing to take a risk of them not working. I have a couple of VHS camcorders, a Super 8 recorder, and some other doohickeys including a projection screens.

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My best haul of late was definitely this collection of perfume, which I found about a month ago now. It came from the same place as that other collection of perfume. They were all in trash bags and it took me a good while to sort them out from the junk (there were also lots of cosmetic products that don’t age well, like creams). It was well worth the effort though – I think this collection will eventually net me over a grand!

These won’t be at the yard sale, save for the bottles that are mostly empty, but I could bring a few if someone makes a special request. Some of these scents are quite valuable, but I can offer a discount to those who can come pick them up. Just send me an email if you want a price list. Just know that some have already sold, and some are listed on eBay.

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I used my light box to take these photos. You can see that the colour is a bit off in a couple of them, and the edges of the box are visible. The subject was a bit large for the box. Regardless, it was a lot easier taking the photos this way than it would have been to stack them all outside.

These are some of the more valuable scents. The Guerlains are already gone, as is the Balenciaga Rumba. The twisty bottle with the red perfume is by Guess and appears to be quite desirable for whatever reason. So is the Snob by Le Galion. The bottle second from the left at the bottom is Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez.

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There were many bottles of Balenciaga’s Quadrille and Le Dix.

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From this batch I’ve already sold the Chanel and the Ted Lapidus.

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I went back the next week and found very little of interest. However, I did come across the cap to the Guess by Marciano, the only cap I was missing from the whole lot. So that was something!

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It’s a great collection. I’m guessing someone inherited it and didn’t care about perfumes in the least. Who else would throw all these away? Certainly not someone who appreciates scents!

Pickings have been pretty slim the past couple of weeks. The crappy weather is probably partially to blame, but so are the police. I didn’t bother going out on my usual Tuesday night run because of that encounter. I’m not sure what I’ll do yet about all that, but I may have to revamp my schedule and start going out in the mornings sometimes. Either way, I my luck improves soon.

Anyways, come to my sale if you can! I’d like to unload as much as possible before winter comes.

Relevant links

1. Facebook page
2. My eBay listings
3. Etsy store
4. Kijiji listings
5. Contribute to Garbagefinds.com

Email: thingsifindinthegarbage@gmail.com. I often fall behind on emails, so I apologize in advance if it takes me a while to get back to you.

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6 thoughts on “Perfumes / video gear / yard sale!

  1. vonlipi says:

    How much would be for the black case and miniatures? Thanks

    I would come pick it up, I am just around the corner. do you have any Xmas stuff?

    • martng says:

      I’d ask 20$ for that one (I would list for 40$ on eBay). Vintage YSL does fairly well. The box is a bit dinged up so most of the value is in the bottles themselves. Let me know if that interests you.

      I might have a bit of xmas stuff, but I’m not sure. Nothing in great quantities anyways.

  2. You get excellent results with your light box, now that it’s set up.

    I wish I could be there at your yard sale, but alas I live too far away. Beam me there, Scotty! Damn, where is Scotty when I need him? 🙂

  3. willedare says:

    I love that you found the missing perfume bottle cap on a return visit…

  4. Jen says:

    I am so jealous of that perfume collection! I collect vintage perfumes. I would be crazy happy if I found all of those! Awesome find =)

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