Public Collectors Request Line Fulfillment: The wild French artist toutplacid asked: “Ho yes, please post more of flea markets material, and the reasons why you purchased it or not. thank you.”
In the process of buying a house and moving all of my crap last spring, I got pretty burnt out on flea markets and didn’t go very much in the summer or early fall. Now that I’m mostly unpacked, I’ve been a bit more interested and curious again.
This is a photo of a table of plastic dinosaurs that I took in June 2011. I didn’t buy any of these but I appreciated that the seller spread them out and displayed them with care. These were probably priced quite cheaply and normally things like this are just dumped in a box and set on the ground, seemingly without any expectation that they’d generate much money.
I generally never buy toys and knick knacks at flea markets. I don’t like a lot of stuff that needs to sit out on a shelf or a table on constant display. I like books and records because I can file them away and then pull them out only when I want to immerse myself in them.
Thanks to all who have participated in the Public Collectors Request Line. I’m happy to keep taking requests so if you follow this blog, just click the reply box in your Tumblr feed and I’ll do my best. Multiple requests are fine too.