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Brimfield is BACK
« on: July 16, 2021, 08:49:32 PM »
Janet and I went to Brimfield today. It was as like Covid was never here. We walked the grounds from 6:45 to 13:00. It was packed!!

It was Sunny, Hot and Humid as it is in July here ..in the 90s....perfect!

There was good stuff and deals to be had. A good time was had by all....we had a ball.

I will post some pics on Saturday.

We missed Brimfield last year 2020. It was closed the entire year. May this year was very small. Not Brimfield standards.

We were fortunate to find Brimfield as strong as ever in July 2021

No matter what you collect, Brimfield is a JOY!

‘Twas a good day for collectors....Doug
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 08:20:44 AM »
We picked up some nice phones. They sure get heavy in the heat. We had to go back to unload three times

Two 202s with subsets.

A real nice shiny B1.

A few 302s, one metal with outstanding paint. A real nice manual 307 that I never took out of the bag to make the group picture.

A beautiful wood Weston Meter in wonderful condition with the painted letters and numbers still present.

A nice 502, I had never found one before.

A small ringer box that I will dig into this weekend.

A few others for parts, everyone seems to like red phones on CL.

The "find" was a working Western Electric Fan. It is in Amazing condition, oscillates and runs silently. Definitely not kid friendly. After a little haggling I think I got a real steal at $150. You just don't see many Big WE Fans.

Six hours of walking, always on your feet. Gatorade Zero did it's job...Doug
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 11:29:02 PM »
Great finds Doug. We used to have a giant flea market near my house in a big field. Unfortunately there is a grocery store there now.
Gary

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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 12:07:06 AM »
Doug,

I was curious about the wood box unit, with the leather strap. Is that the Weston Meter? Weston meters are usually smaller units, this one looks more complex. It looks a little later. I tried zooming in but couldn’t figure it out.

Ken
« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 12:14:39 AM by Witty »
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 08:39:21 AM »
Great finds Doug. We used to have a giant flea market near my house in a big field. Unfortunately there is a grocery store there now.
Gary...Brimfield is HUGE. You walk and walk. Most of the time you are walking past the seller's space and giving a glance looking for phones. It is that Big. I am sure there were misses by Janet and me....but very happy with the finds

It is a good time that I look forward to, next day...no so much!  8)

We really missed it last year and May was tiny. This was Brimfield! Doug
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September Brimfield Show
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 04:07:46 PM »
Weather was perfect, we got there a little after sunrise. 7.5 hours of walking.

Two Payphones. NOS NE NAVY Wood wall phone, WE Hawthorne Fan, 202 with subset, Five bakelite receivers for sticks,  a superb Exit sign and a soft plastic WE two line Yellow 500.

BUT the best   8) was a perfect donor for my Ivory 354 with a great Chrome Cradle. Last phone of the day!!!!!...Doug
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2021, 10:13:31 PM »
Great stuff Doug. I wish we had a Brimfield out here in Northern California.
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2021, 04:16:44 PM »
Great stuff Doug. I wish we had a Brimfield out here in Northern California.
thanks Gary.....Janet and I look forward to it.  It is a lot of walking, but it is great fun. Weather was amazing, but not nearly as crowded as July. I think as Covid creeps back, people stay away.....Doug
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2021, 02:48:42 PM »
Wow you found all that at one flea-market in Brimfield, Massachusetts?
I'll have to put that on my list next time I visit the east coast.
Lots of good finds , especially the yellow two line rotary, is that a NE?

EDIT: I see its a town wide event:
https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/

I'll try to make the next one
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2021, 04:18:03 AM »
…I'll try to make the next one

Let us know how you get on. It’s about time we organised a CRPF coach trip to the event.  :)

https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/2021-brimfield-show-dates-brimfield-ma/

If I were closer I’d be doing stopovers and be there for every event dragging a wheely trolley behind me.  ;D

Meantime, this link to ‘Brimfield Live’:

https://www.facebook.com/brimfieldlive
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Re: Brimfield is BACK
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2021, 07:22:40 AM »
Wow you found all that at one flea-market in Brimfield, Massachusetts?
I'll have to put that on my list next time I visit the east coast.
Lots of good finds , especially the yellow two line rotary, is that a NE?

EDIT: I see its a town wide event:
https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/

I'll try to make the next one
Brimfield is a five day event, three different times May July and September. Weather is always a factor, Heat Rain etc. It is a full day of walking. We get there at sunrise. There are a lot of Bargains as well as the ridiculously overpriced. Brimfield was sorely missed in 2020. We always try to get there on Opening Day on Tuesday. In July we could not go until Friday and in was packed....good times....Doug


532 was a WE
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