I used to buy CDs from a rummage box in shops (you know, everything 5 euro, that kind of thing) and was sometimes just going by the cover or if the name rang a bell I would buy it.
I got a lot of great stuff this way (one of my favourite Heavy Metal Bands I found this way), but I also got a lot of trash.
Did anybody else find a real gem by sheer chance in a rummage box?
It was a multi-family rummage sale...there were quite a few jewelry boxes WITH stuff in them, I picked out a wooden one thinking I will just toss all the old costume jewelry later. But there was a High School class ring from 1921 (gold) and a very ornate white gold ring with lots of small diamonds in it. Not bad for 6 bucks!
One mans junk is another mans treasure
Rather embarrassing to say, but although not from a rummage box, but i did discover my dad's treasure box when i was a little kid. I was searching for something in my parents'drawers and gasp, what greeted me in one of the drawers was a cornucopia of video tapes and porn magazines. I remember vividly that one of the tapes was titled "Beauty and the Beast". But what really takes the cake is a Hong Kong-produced adult magazine. In it, i saw naked pictures of Madonna. In colour even!
I was already listening to Madonna's songs then and that discovery earned me some bragging rights.
And after that, it's quite hard to listen to her songs without having something stirring in my body.
i found a silk shawl for my gran, some strange cd's, old photos in nice frames, loads of little knick knacks ( i'm a hoarder , i collect everything and anything)
Also, not so much in a box... I bought some small items at a garage sale. As I was leaving, the owners said I had won the "Nicest Customer" prize - they sent me home with a very tall artist's easel. The easel is in our bedroom, holding a framed map of the Caribbean (circa 1970 but made to look like a priate's map) which I found at a local "antique" (think junk) shop. The previous map owners must have taken a couple of cruises. They had marked the routes on the map in pencil. It's quite cool, really.