Hello All. I'm A Picker From Alberta, Canada

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ivanho75, Nov 2, 2023.

  1. Ivanho75

    Ivanho75 New Member

    Hello all. My name is Ivan and I am more of a general treasure hunter/scavenger/picker/binner than a collector of any one thing in particular. I guess it could be argued I collect mason jars and coins. Lol. I just enjoy the hunt for treasure and go about it in my own way. I'm not afraid to go dumpster diving or do some big city back alley picking. In fact the vast majority of what I have acquired over the last few years has cost me $0.00. I will occasionally buy something from a thrift store but for me part of the thrill is going out and searching for and finding treasure (in my opinion) in the wild without having to pay for it other than my time and effort. The antiques and collectibles I have acquired may not be the rarest or most expensive or opulent but I've found way more than a few really neat, cool, unique items (again, in my opinion) that has made the time spent hunting worth it. I'm here hoping to find out more about a few items I have and more in general about antiques. I strive to learn as much as I can about every item I keep so I am accurate and informative when I do sell something. I've included pictures of some recent acquisitions that I am hoping some of the knowledgable folk here won't mind giving their opinion on and/or telling me about the items if they are familiar with the pieces. 3chairs (1) (1).jpg
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome Ivan.
    Sounds like you've figured out how to get the best 'deal', great!:)
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  3. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Welcome on board!
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  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Greetings, Ivan!
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  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Hello Ivan :)
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  7. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Antiquers Ivanho!

    Nice items!
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  9. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Welcome ! When I lived in Denver many years ago I was notorious for cruising the alleys on bulk pick up day. I furnished an apartment just with alley finds. People threw out some of the nicest stuff !
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Welcome! We like curbside shopping in here! There's a town near me with some stupidly wealthy areas and a friend goes curbside shopping the night before heavy trash pickup to furnish friends' houses and incidentally find things for himself. People throw out crazy stuff.
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  11. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

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