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This past weekend marked the official end of Philadelphia’s outdoor, special-event flea market season thus relegating another year’s worth of what is, without a doubt, the most prolific, popular, and newsworthy subsection of the area’s flea season to an “in-the-books” status. The next five months, will be not nearly as...
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...
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...
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...
I sincerely apologize for the late heads-up but a quick reminder that today, Saturday, September 9, is one of those rare days in the Philadelphia area that are for shoppers of all kinds. There are lots of flea markets all over the city and suburbs but some of the best...
I guess you could call it a local industry secret that only the savviest and most experienced flea market organizers seem to know: if you’re stupid enough to hold flea markets in August at least be smart enough to schedule them at the end of the month. This is why,...
I might have mentioned here before that Yeadon, Pennsylvania was a big part of my childhood. My paternal grandparents lived there so many Sundays and every major holiday of my youth were spent at their house on McDade Boulevard playing in their odd yard (odd for South Philly kids like...
After settling the huge misunderstanding between my bimonthly (twice a month) and his bimonthly (every other month), and publishing an article explaining the discrepancy, DiSilvestro Playground Flea Market organizer makes a decision that makes the whole of the misunderstanding and subsequent explanation wholly unnecessary. DiSilvestro, has just announced the date...
At times there seems to be more interest on this site in Delaware County flea markets than those that take place in Philadelphia itself. Most of that interest is in Town Talk’s events, especially their Delaware County Community College markets, but there is also substantial interest in the series of...
Some might question his sanity but the avid picker and sometime vendor who goes by more than one name within the local flea market scene has been predicting for several years the coming collectibility of VHS tapes. Though I haven’t seen him in over a year, he always had a...