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American Junk

Carter, Mary Randolph

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ISBN 10: 0670844004 / ISBN 13: 9780670844005
Published by Studio, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994
Used Condition: Very Good Hard Cover
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What a great book. My wife told me to give it to the library book sale, I told her "no-way" I want it, or someone can buy it from me for a hundred bucks. This book is awesome, it's pure americana. Lots of great junk shop pictures, all sorts of great stuff to look at and admire (or laugh at). This is what life is all about. Bookseller Inventory # 003213

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Title: American Junk

Publisher: Studio, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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For anyone who reads the local Pennysaver or swap sheet, for anyone who can't drive by a yard sale without turning in, for anyone on lookout for treasures in Grandma's attic, or for anyone who just likes to collect - welcome to "American Junk," the bible for a new generation of foragers." Author Mary Randolph Carter, herself a passionate "junker, " takes us on a tour of tag sales, auctions, and flea markets around the country, where she and other devotees of the sport have discovered unique and remarkable items that they then transform from bargains to prized booty. She introduces us to and takes us into the homes of these unusually creative people, who share her belief that thrift, economy, and ingenuity translate into high style indeed. There are before-and-after pictures, tips on repair and storage hints on how to bargain, ideas for themed collections and even a list of what to bring on junking expeditions. The author reveals the price of almost every one of the hundreds and hundreds of items pictured, and best of all provides a directory to more than two "junking sites" nationwide. "American Junk" is a one-of-a-kind book for those who appreciate the rare, the idiosyncratic, and the unexpected - those who realize that there are as many kinds of junk as there are individuals.

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A guide to decorating the home using objects acquired at flea markets, auctions, and garage sales features before-and-after photographs, prices, a listing of auction houses, and tips on bargaining, cleaning, and camouflage. Tour.

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