Here’s a smattering of finds from the summer. This spot produced some cool, often old trash over a couple of months. The house has since gone on the market (as evidenced by a “for sale” sign) so I guess the tossing was an attempt to make the place more attractive to potential buyers. I’ve seen nothing here but food waste for some time now, but perhaps they’ll throw more out at some point.

I found some cool perfumes in the first few weeks. This is a collection of 1/4oz Christian Dior scents, mostly vintage Diorissimo but also a few Dior Dior. The boxes have “not for sale” written on the back so perhaps they were part of a promotion back in the day. I expect these to be of interest to collectors – Dior scents are always desirable, and the boxes and bottles are very beautiful.

I found a few boxes full of O de Lancome samples. These aren’t as collectible as the Dior, but they’re still good for yard sales.

Fidji seems to be a pretty popular scent – I sold a bottle a while back for 75$. These samples should do well.

My favourites though were two packages filled with samples of Sortilège by Le Galion. Le Galion scents are sought-after, and by my estimation these samples are probably worth around 10-15$ each. However, it might make sense to save myself some time by selling them as a lot. Perhaps a store would have interest.

Those first few weeks also produced a bunch of old stamps. From my experience most stamps aren’t worth much, but I’ll be sure to do my research before selling them just in case. They’ve been sitting on a shelf doing nothing since I found them, but maybe I’ll make time to do that now that it’s cold out.

This old stamp book was very old but water damaged and mostly empty. I sold it to one of my regular yard sale buyers for a dollar.

This old Daignault & Rolland baseball glove was a fun find. It’s in great condition, and I’d guess that it was made sometime between the 30s and 50s. I think it’ll sell for around 50-70$.


This Balinese face thingy originally cost 54$. One of the ears has broken off, but that would be easy enough to fix.

This olive branch “graphite object” (basically, fancy pencil) by sculptor Agelio Batle is kind of neat. I just got around to listing it recently; it’s worth about 30$.

This Hohner Melodica had a slightly busted mouthpiece, but I was still able to sell it for 10$ at a yard sale.

If you hate needles this find might not be for you. I feel like I’ve seen similar syringes in movies, particularly in scenes where children are scared by doctors or dentists. It’s in pristine condition, and might be worth around 40-60$.

Instagram went crazy for this vintage mid-century lemon side table. It was pretty cute, but overall it had too many dings to sell for a massive profit. In the end I gave it to a friend for a token sum.

There’s a lot more to share from this spot, but it’ll have to wait for another post!

I didn’t find much of anything last week, but I did save a cool vintage electronic piece last night. I’ll share that here sometime soon. The weather this week is going to be funny to say the least, with lots of rain as well as snow in the forecast, but if things aren’t too messy out there I’ll go on some runs regardless.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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!


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.

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