Vintage Junk Treasures #27 – Hoarders Edition


Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Junk Treasures – the Hoarders Edition. Probably many of you have seen shows about hoarders. Some of you have possibly went to a sale at a hoarder’s home. We have went to a few where the items are stacked up all over and there are just paths. A few weeks ago we went to one of those type of sales. Mr. Deanie said, the owner couldn’t have been living in these conditions. I say, I bet they were! (I watch all those hoarder shows). He says, no way. I march over to the person running the sale and he says this has been cleaned up for the sale. They had taken 5 loads of garbage to the dump and the lady had been living like this. Yikes!

So we were digging around and found a few items. It was so dirty that I felt like I needed an immediate shower. Then we go down to the basement and are looking around and Mr. Deanie says, guess what I saw upstairs? Of course, I had no idea. Then he says there is a dead mouse under the dining room table.

Now if he wouldn’t have warned me about the mouse, this would have been me on top of a chair. Well actually I wouldn’t be that calm like the lady on the left, I would be more like the picture on the right! Good thing he warned me. I don’t like mice dead or alive.



We bought some furniture there and a few things. We might have been able to find more but after seeing that mouse, I didn’t want to dig around. I know, I know, I am a big scaredy cat when it comes to mice. Now spiders don’t bother me at all.

This cottage print could be a R Atkinson Fox print or a Wm. M. Thompson. We collect these and some of their prints are very similar.

A print by Albert Bierstadt of Yosemite Valley. He was born ion January 7, 1830 and died on February 18, 1902. He was a German-American painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West.

Square angel food cake pans sell well for me and I found 2. Also a glass fork/spoon holder, a custard cup and a Wagner muffin pan.

This is a cast aluminum vintage Wagner Ware Little Gem 9 cups muffin pan.This nice Royal typewriter was almost hidden under the bed in the hoarder’s house. No way was I going to dig around under there! I don’t care if the best vintage junk treasures in the world were under there, I wouldn’t have tried it unless I had a protective suit and gloves. I was way too scared I might find a mouse.

Now some of the following things were found at 2 other estate sales and a flea market.

A cribbage board, hand drill, Buddha, poker chips set and a set of drafting tools.












These 2 vintage paper targets were found at the flea market. I thought they might be fun framed or something. They are 1936 era. The Zeppelin Arms Co. target is dated 1935 and the NRA target is not dated. They are small being about 5″ x 7″.

A large shell, 2 vintage metal toy wagons, a wood fid for splicing rope (the man told me what it was as I had never heard of a fid), a gold coke bottle charm and a yellow goose. The goose was found in the bedroom of the hoarder’s sale. It was on a shelf so I didn’t have to dig for vintage junk treasures! The goose is a match for 2 I had found previously. They look to be all made by the same company but are unmarked.

Fire King ivory cake dish and vintage molds! I love molds as you can do so many things with them.

All these vintage kitchen items were mine in a box for a small fee!

I never pass by vintage enamelware and some people like ones that show wear like this more than pristine pieces. A great Rexall Drug thermos for my collection and 2 Pyrex Erlenmeyer flasks. I taught secondary science so these flasks are a great find for me. I think I will fill one with buttons to unite my love of buttons with my former school days.

Two Pyrex casseroles with their lids!! It is the pattern called Golden Casserole and were promotional pieces only made in 1959.

Vintage Gene Autry books.


The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey and Janet Lennon at Camp Calamity.










Dr. Kildare, Five Little Peppers, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch and a Bobbsey Twins book.

Bedtime Stories, 3 Planes books and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.




Lone Ranger Books  by Fran Striker Dated 1936-1943


Books by Gene Stratton Porter

















Vintage Children’s books – my favorites! The red one titled We Look and See is a vintage 1946 Dick and Jane reader.


Wishing each of you a great journey in your hunt for vintage junk treasures and make sure to have fun along the way! Remember you are making memories!

Wishing you many blessings in 2017.


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