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In one way the Bok building in South Philadelphia reminds me of former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman. While both are still, in essence, the same entities, they’ve been transformed over the years into something much different than what they used to be. George Foreman in the 1970’s was a...
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The Capitolo Flea Market & Live Band Showcase, listed here as Huge Flea Market at Capitolo Park, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until next Saturday, October 21. As far as I’ve heard, this is the only flea market scheduled for today that has been officially postponed. Phila Flea...
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Between having been selling and shopping at flea markets for more than 15 years and having run this website, in its different manifestations, for the past five, whenever I see or hear certain buzzwords associated with the the business all of us are in to different degrees, something happens to...
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The Result The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market in Northeast Philadelphia has recently been cut in half after progressively expanding since reopening in July of 2015. It now takes place in the two original parking lots it started out in and the one in front of Dunkin’ Donuts it expanded to...
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For the past year, long before turning Flea Market Philadelphia into a private club, I have been considering expanding the website’s scope to include listings for rummage, yard, estate, sidewalk, and garage sales. Now, since making the transition, I figure the inclusion of those listings would be a nice addition...
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In the world of flea markets nothing really happens in a vacuum. When changes are made to any popular flea market those changes, to varying degrees, change that flea market’s experience for everyone involved. The Jefferson Square Park Flea Market at Fourth Street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia will...
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Several months ago, I started publishing posts under a new category called “How Much It Sell For?” In these posts I took one item I bought and sold on the secondary market and told its story from initial purchase to final sale. I included in each post where I purchased...
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To The Chase For a few weeks, the Annual Hamilton Street Porch Sale in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village section was listed on this site as taking place on September 9, 2017 (last Saturday). On Saturday morning, I even posted a late reminder that that sale along with the Fairmount Flea...
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The warehouse at 9th and Spring Garden Streets was never an easy place to host flea markets. Not having owned the building, the two organizations that hosted markets there over the years, Phila Flea Markets and R5 Productions, were at the mercy of landlords who always had more permanent plans...
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