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Killer stuff and tons of money

seeking history and hidden gems in flea-market America

by Maureen Stanton

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Thorndike Press in Detroit [Mich.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books,
  • Flea markets,
  • Antiques business,
  • Antiques,
  • Large print books

  • About the Edition

    Millions of Americans are drawn to antiques and flea market culture. This world has the air of a lottery, where a $20 purchase could net you six figures. Master dealer Curt Avery, the unlikely star of Killer Stuff and Tons of Money, plays that lottery every day, and he wins it more than most. Occasionally he gets lucky, but more often he draws on a deep knowledge of America"s past and the odd, fascinating and beautiful objects that have survived it.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-624).

    StatementMaureen Stanton
    SeriesThorndike Press large print nonfiction, Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK1133.28 .S73 2011b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination627 pages (large print) ;
    Number of Pages627
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25844835M
    ISBN 101410441245
    ISBN 109781410441249
    LC Control Number2011022659
    OCLC/WorldCa727705527

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In Killer Stuff and Tons of Money, author Maureen Stanton spends time on the road with antiques dealer Curt Avery while he wheels and deals at auctions, shows, flea markets and yard sales. It’s his full-time job, and no picnic.

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A tour d’horizon of the world of antiques, from flea markets to antiques shows to high-end auction houses, with a brief stopover at eBay and the Antiques Roadshow. Before Stanton (Creative Nonfiction/Univ.

of Missouri) reconnected with her pseudonymous old college friend, “Curt Avery,” who had become a professional antiques dealer, she was “the self-anointed Queen of the Flea Author: Maureen Stanton. About Killer Stuff and Tons of Money. Hardcover: pages Publisher: The Penguin Press (June 9, ) An antique dealer’s journey from the populist mayhem of flea markets to the rarefied realm of auctions reveals the rich, often outrageous subculture of antiques and collectibles.

Ooh sounds like a most interesting book. Since being commissioned recently by a client who only buys antique items, I have become a little obsessed with vintage stuff (not the faux recently-manufactured-but-deliberately-distressed kind, no sirree) so I anticipate a few early Saturday morning auctions in my near future.

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