My most popular post so far is the one about the Sears, Roebuck & Co. tulip chairs and tables I discovered by accident. Seems a lot of people like this stuff. So come on in and read about what I found at a no-name thrift store in Cape Coral, FL. Dragnet style.
|These may be the absolute best deal ever .|
Wednesday, February 8th, it was sunny in Cape Coral. I was working the day shift out of thrift store division. My partner is Wonder Woman.
My partner and I were patrolling Del Prado Boulevard looking for deals. We noticed some activity at a hospital charity thrift store. We stopped to investigate.
Two thirty five pm. We checked with the manager on some lucite chairs we had seen in a back room. The manager informed us that all three were for sale but that one was broken. We had a look.
Occasionally thrift stores charge too much. Sometimes they charge a fair price. When they start charging ridiculously low prices for cool stuff that's when I go to work. My name is Dave. I carry a badge.
So here's the deal. They're lucite, acrylic, plexiglass, or something. They're from Sears. I'm guessing early 1970s. I don't know. What do you think? Ever seen 'em. Ever own any. Know what they are?
|They've been recovered. Originally a cream color.|
|Nice sturdy swivel pedestals.|
|The smoked plastic is in good shape.|
|A little Novus polishing and they'll look great.|
|Someone said Methyl Ethyl Ketone will glue it back together.|
|If not I'll at least have spare parts.|
|Two cool chairs with spare parts.|
Love to hear your thoughts/comments.
We'll be back later with . . . more stuff.