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Successful scavenging.........legally

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Successful scavenging.........legally  Reply with quote

I try to open as many of our topic areas as I can, when I can do so without sounding like a newbie. I have many hobbies which I enjoy that I could initially write of, but I think one that shows hobbies can be healthy, fun, AND highly rewarding comes from a time when scavaging was not looked upon as a way to rip someone off.

I grew up in a farm/small town community, and over the years I have built a reputation for dealing honestly with others. "Scavenging" is as old as mankind...basically it is hunting lands, buildings, dump sites, etc., finding what you can, collecting it, repurposing it, or selling it.

When the Zombie Appocolypse hits, scavenging will include food and weaponry, etc... sign4

One of my greatest treasure troves, litterally, came from scavaging a very old homestead. Within it I found an old humpback trunk housing 3 late  1800's sulphide marbles and hundreds of marbles into the early '30's; 3 1800's tintype/cab photo albums; a tintype of a child wearing an 1870's childs German style jacket (AND the jacket in 99% pristene condition); Shaker spice boxes that had come across in a wagon train from Missouri; 2 pristene, and 1 85% Lil Sambo books; political buttons and flags galore: games; vintage 1920's era flapper hats and fans; etc to name only half.

The kicker was that the items I sold brought me over $5000 (after finders fees were paid to the owner of the land) ...........................well, and then my health went bankrupt and I lost the rest to legal theives ...........        WHOA THERE! ......BUT WHAT A TIME!

You may view some of the finds' pics at my Google address. The Shop is presently defunct. I keep it active because it meant so much to me.

Knowledge is both power and pain-filled...used well, and at its best, it is Growth! So, argue the point, not the person

The abyss was dank and empty...until I found the hands and warmth of Fire!
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