The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147863   Message #3441753
Posted By: Bat Goddess
24-Nov-12 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
Subject: RE: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
Tom and I have always been packrats..."Oh, this is too good to throw out...take to Goodwill...whatever. Might need it some time. Waste not, want not."

Despite the fact I was born in Upper Michigan and grew up around Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tom has told me for over thirty years that I was born a Yankee...

We've had retail space over the years...I had a friend's antiquarian bookshop to sell some books and ephemera (but that was over 20 years ago), we both had space in an antique group shop in Northwood for awhile, and then, in the '90s mostly, Tom traded time for space at the Victory Antiques in Portsmouth, which turned into the Gold Bug Antiques in York, Maine and which is now Tangibles. So, yeah, some stuff was acquired for resale. Plus we've just reached the point where some things need to be de-accessioned.

I need to call the magazine guy in Manchester and the LP guy in Northwood and our friend Bjorn who pays best for antiques because he doesn't inventory his stock, but flips it as soon as he can. Tom and I need to exchange cubic footage for little green pieces of paper.

Besides the books and ephemera and related smalls, I've started to sell some vintage and just plain interesting jewelry locally, mostly to friends and acquaintances.