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Category Archives: Treasure Hunting
I found this vintage patch for the Little Ascutney Snowmobile Club at a flea market a few months ago. The patch is large (6”), features a flocked fisher cat mascot and shows wear of riding many miles stitched to a snowmobile suit – it’s fantastic!
Like the VAST trails snowmobilers travel in winter, the fifty-mile course of the VT50 is made possible only with generous access to private land. Thank you, landowners!
I just can’t get enough of these vintage Native American gloves seen recently at antique fairs. I have never felt anything like the buttery softness of the leather and fur and delight in the pretty beadwork. The combination of artistry and utility produced a remarkable result.
Illustration by Reinhart Wettach.
Vintage alpine art and graphics from the recent Brimfield Antique Show.
I hit a small local antique fair over the weekend and managed to score a few solid finds. It is a very big treasure hunting week with the final Brimfield show of 2013 starting today.
Gorgeous Native American leather gloves with beadwork. Too pricey to buy but a happy reminder that in just a few months I will be skiing in my Astis mitts!
Real photo postcard of the Smuggler’s Notch T-Bar at Stowe, Vermont. I have been looking for this specific image to add to my Richardson collection! Photo by Harry Wendell Richardson of Newport, Vermont.
One good thing about residing in the Nutmeg State is proximity to both Brimfield and the reliable Elephant’s Trunk flea market. Sunday’s visit turned up an assortment of small items. These Italy travel brochures from the late 1930’s were definitely the find of the day! Gorgeous illustrated covers in rich colors and large magazine format should I decide to frame. As always, happy to find images that I have not seen before.
The first Brimfield Antique Show of the year didn’t feel particularly rich with alpine artifacts – but was great fun nonetheless. I rounded up some of the usual small finds: vintage photos, postcards, magazines.
The score of the day was a late 1930’s brochure for The New Haven Railroad Snow Trains illustrated by famed artist Sascha Maurer. (Maurer is best known for ski posters and credited with creating the Stowe “flying S” logo.) The brochure is in pristine condition with vibrant color and essentially gives me two mini posters – I am thrilled!
See you in September, Brimfield. . .
Upon arriving in Munich this morning, I made a beeline to my favorite treasure hunting shop. This vintage postcard from the 1970 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Val Gardena, Italy was a timely find. The postage stamps are sublime!