Hello, my name is Eric, I live in the Western mountains of Maine. I grew up in a neighborhood that had an annual lawn sale, and found early ...read more
Hello, my name is Eric, I live in the Western mountains of Maine. I grew up in a neighborhood that had an annual lawn sale, and found early on that I liked anything that was old or advertisement related. I went to college for a few years as an art major and then I started bartending. This was exciting and lucrative, and it was paying the bills. I worked almost 20 years in the business, managing bars and tending them. It was more or less adult day care and I began to yearn for something more creative, more real. I found peace in old items and their potential uses.
Most of my favorite items are those that tell a story. As with many pickers, junkers, collectors, etc., the history of the item is many times more valuable than the item itself. I love heavy old machine age industrial cast iron pieces, vintage and antique metal advertisement display racks, signs, boxes, tools, toys, old chimney and farm cabinets, gas pumps, cans and tins.
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