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MapleJoe
9:30 AM first yard sale - "Do you have any camping lanterns?" (as I mime pumping a lantern up).  "oh no, We just sold the two that we had this morning - but they were really old."   My stomach turn sick as I imagine one of you collectors getting to all of the yard sales in my town an hour before I get there.   I imagine this collector getting $5 nickel 220s, gold bonds and quicklight lanterns and laughing maniacally the whole time as he is cleaning out every GPA in sight!   I imagine the rest of my day stopping at the thirty or forty yard sales in town and getting the same answer - "Just sold one a few minutes ago, sorry."    AAAARGHHH!!!

in reality it was probably just a couple wickies that I would have left behind anyway..
MapleJoe
-Burning the midnight Coleman Fuel
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JimL
>>in reality it was probably just a couple wickies that I would have left behind anyway..

Just as likely propane lanterns or battery operated florescent lanterns.

-Jim

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
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Gunhippie
It's the early worm that gets eaten!

But, yeah, 60+% of the time, they're not GPAs.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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gpaguy
And really old could have  been  a 319 and an IL 323. You weren't there so you don't know.


John
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MapleJoe
gpaguy wrote:
And really old could have  been  a 319 and an IL 323. You weren't there so you don't know.


You really know how to make me feel better, thanks!!!
MapleJoe
-Burning the midnight Coleman Fuel
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ecblanks
I've never found anything at a yard sale. My best score was a croquet set for the kids (mostly complete); $2.
Granted, with the active dad lifestyle with 2 young kids,  I don't get to explore them like I'd like to.  And I live in yuppie central so most of what you find is used lacrosse equipment and unwanted Christmas decorations.  
But still, that stinks for you . Almost as bad as the gentleman who literally beat me to a pristine low hat 200a at an estate sale by his outstretched arm.  
Carlton - 9/73
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Gunhippie
gpaguy wrote:
And really old could have  been  a 319 and an IL 323. You weren't there so you don't know.


I'm pretty sure those were the two I missed this weekend. I felt a great disturbance in the force about 8:15 Am Friday, which must have been those lanterns leaving Wallowa county.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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MapleJoe
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Next year I will be waking this little lantern hunter up at 5AM so we will be the early worms ðŸ˜

Kid gets so much free stuff given to him at the yard sales - Matchbox cars, spiderman stuff, ninja turtles.   I can't imagine why..  I am not sure if he was even REALLY looking for lanterns??
MapleJoe
-Burning the midnight Coleman Fuel
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trapper
The summer isn't over yet. Lots of yard sale to come. But I will say you do have to get there super early. Lantern guy's are out early. Generally before the sun comes up that way they can fire up a couple to get the juices flowing.  Lol. 
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Zulu Kono
Patience Grasshopper.
Lantern not chased doesn't run away.
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Gunhippie
I know one other GPA collector in Wallowa county, and I think he gets most of his from Fleabay. But if I'm not at a sale when the gate drops, any GPAs (except suitcases) will be gone. I think  it's professional pickers planning on re-selling on the 'bay. There is one pro picker who has his own shop in the county, so sometimes I can still procure the ones I've missed--at twice the price. I need to call him and see if he scored the two "chrome-plated Colemans" I missed Friday by starting at the wrong sale.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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SteveA
I've asked at yard sales and been told,"Ya, but it's really old."  Then they trot out a beat up, rusty 22H or something.  I guess "really old" is in the eye of the beholder.
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VWguy
Story of my yard sale experiance. 

I have no idea what I am doing.


-Zach

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dwillie
9;30 is too late. You gotta plan out where ya wanna be first. Always show a half hour early, and BS the owners with a smile. No one turns down a smiling face with cash in their pocket.
Darien.
“All of us are creatures of a day; the rememberer and the remembered alike.”    

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Gunhippie
The hardest thing is prioritizing which sale to hit first. No one ever seems to mention Coleman or GPAs when (if) they advertise their sale. I tend to look for hints like "man stuff" "camping gear" "tools", etc. and I'm often wrong.

I met a guy last night who hit a sale I didn't even know about a couple of weeks ago. He says he nearly filled the bed of his truck with lanterns, including a Kamplite invert w/original glass! Hopefully, we're getting together soon for a little swap and bargain session.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Vegastrapper
Good luck on the dealing Gunhippie. I prioritize garage sales also. I avoid newer subdivions and concentrate on the older areas, and rural. It’s lots of boredom with moments of ahhh!
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1969BuickGS
Keep trying, a few weeks ago I was throwing in the towel at 9:30 and stopped at one last "neighborhood sale" about 2 miles from the house after travelling all over the county for 2 1/2 hours and coming up dry.  I happened upon a house that had a propane grill and asked if they had any old Coleman camping lanterns that they hadn't drug out for the sale.  They said yes and went back in the garage, got out a ladder and drug out two nasty dirty lanterns, a thermos and a slant.  I asked what they wanted for them and tried to control my shock when they said $5 each!  

I learned to ask at every sale I stop at.  Of course now I have been in a drought ever since.
Tim 
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BrianBo
+1 on the older neighborhoods, nothing that the houses are taller than the trees. I know it’s pre-judging, but no sales with lots of pink clothing and toys. I also look for at least one “man” item, showing me that there could be more. Sometimes, I like to drive “cleanup” about noon. At that point, they’re giving stuff away 😁
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Gunhippie
Well, everything here in Wallowa county is rural. Our largest town, Enterprise, had about 2,000 inhabitants (including dogs and horses) in the last census.

As for giving up early, I had to work on the Vanagon on Saturday morning a few weeks ago. I didn't get out for a test drive until after noon--12:30PM--but saw a yard sale sign that hadn't been there the day before. The sign said "vintage yard sale", so I turned down the farm lane to check it out.

This was all I found:

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Always ask, never give up!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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NYGfan
MapleJoe wrote:
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Next year I will be waking this little lantern hunter up at 5AM so we will be the early worms Ã°Å¸ËœÂ

Kid gets so much free stuff given to him at the yard sales - Matchbox cars, spiderman stuff, ninja turtles.   I can't imagine why..  I am not sure if he was even REALLY looking for lanterns??

Wife and daughter give the kids every toy and stuffed animal they want.  They'll even run in the house and get stuff if there is none out there. And they wonder why we don't make any money on yard sales.
Joe
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Stovie and Damn proud of it

 
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