This came from a box of 7” records at the flea market in Rosemont, IL this morning. Every 45 in the box had a handmade sleeve created from cut up, glued and folded pages torn out of magazines. All of the image/text/record choices appeared to be arbitrary in relationship to each other. I purchased two examples that I thought had the best image placements and records.

This came from a box of 7” records at the flea market in Rosemont, IL this morning. Every 45 in the box had a handmade sleeve created from cut up, glued and folded pages torn out of magazines. All of the image/text/record choices appeared to be arbitrary in relationship to each other. I purchased two examples that I thought had the best image placements and records.

This came from a box of 7” records at the flea market in Rosemont, IL this morning. Every 45 in the box had a handmade sleeve created from cut up, glued and folded pages torn out of magazines. All of the image/text/record choices appeared to be arbitrary in relationship to each other. I purchased two examples that I thought had the best image placements and records.

This came from a box of 7” records at the flea market in Rosemont, IL this morning. Every 45 in the box had a handmade sleeve created from cut up, glued and folded pages torn out of magazines. All of the image/text/record choices appeared to be arbitrary in relationship to each other. I purchased two examples that I thought had the best image placements and records.

Items not purchased from the flea market in Rosemont, IL this morning: Freddy Kruger and severed heads costume ensemble. I guess it’s not too soon to start selling Halloween stuff?

Items not purchased from the flea market in Rosemont, IL this morning: Freddy Kruger and severed heads costume ensemble. I guess it’s not too soon to start selling Halloween stuff?

A plain white 12” record sleeve with hand-written gang graffiti. Spotted this morning at the flea market in Rosemont, IL.

A plain white 12” record sleeve with hand-written gang graffiti. Spotted this morning at the flea market in Rosemont, IL.

A plain white 12” record sleeve covered in gang graffiti. Spotted this morning at the flea market in Rosemont, IL.

A plain white 12” record sleeve covered in gang graffiti. Spotted this morning at the flea market in Rosemont, IL.

Items not purchased at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago this afternoon: leopard print tights with external padded booty accentuation garment and car stereo speakers.

Items not purchased at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago this afternoon: leopard print tights with external padded booty accentuation garment and car stereo speakers.

Spotted at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago this afternoon: creepy twin mannequin boys in non-matching outfits.

Spotted at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago this afternoon: creepy twin mannequin boys in non-matching outfits.

Summer fun! An undated photo of an unidentified woman eating corn, from a photo album I purchased at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago about ten years ago.

Summer fun! An undated photo of an unidentified woman eating corn, from a photo album I purchased at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago about ten years ago.

From a box of destroyed comics at the flea market, a couple cheap charbroiled issues of The Amazing Spiderman called out to me. In addition to having been rescued from a fire, they were crudely entombed in heat-sealed bags. Monetarily worthless, but quite beautiful as an artifact. Here it looks like the Kingpin is about to crush Spidey. The Final Hour indeed!

From a box of destroyed comics at the flea market, a couple cheap charbroiled issues of The Amazing Spiderman called out to me. In addition to having been rescued from a fire, they were crudely entombed in heat-sealed bags. Monetarily worthless, but quite beautiful as an artifact. Here it looks like the Kingpin is about to crush Spidey. The Final Hour indeed!

From a box of destroyed comics at the flea market, a couple cheap charbroiled issues of The Amazing Spiderman called out to me. In addition to having been rescued from a fire, they were crudely entombed in heat-sealed bags. Monetarily worthless, but quite beautiful as an artifact. I’ve edited the original post I made to show the comic outside of the bag.

From a box of destroyed comics at the flea market, a couple cheap charbroiled issues of The Amazing Spiderman called out to me. In addition to having been rescued from a fire, they were crudely entombed in heat-sealed bags. Monetarily worthless, but quite beautiful as an artifact. I’ve edited the original post I made to show the comic outside of the bag.

Spotted this morning at the flea market - an album by Bootsy’s Rubber Band with explicit and strong restrictions. Not purchased, because you know, it doesn’t leave this room!

Spotted this morning at the flea market - an album by Bootsy’s Rubber Band with explicit and strong restrictions. Not purchased, because you know, it doesn’t leave this room!

A strong morning for records at the flea market - all cheap and truly worth leaving the house at 5:30 AM! Now I really need some damn coffee.

A strong morning for records at the flea market - all cheap and truly worth leaving the house at 5:30 AM! Now I really need some damn coffee.

Tricky early morning flea market puzzle: Which one of these four white objects is not like the others?

Tricky early morning flea market puzzle: Which one of these four white objects is not like the others?

Item not purchased at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago this morning: a vast army of little plastic friends.

Item not purchased at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago this morning: a vast army of little plastic friends.

Item I did not purchase this morning at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago: A banana box of women’s shoes.

Item I did not purchase this morning at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago: A banana box of women’s shoes.