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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...
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...
Flea Market Philadelphia is far from Ebay or OfferUp but on this website’s Facebook page, someone has sent a message to the inbox asking if anyone has a PlayStation 3 for sale. I figure with all the vendors who come across this site at any given time how hard could...
For the most part, year-in and year-out, July is an uneventful special-event flea market month in and around the city of Philadelphia. Organizers of those types of markets tend to avoid July and August because they are normally too hot and with August—especially the first three weeks—it has the added...
Happy 4th—I need a fifth! (A handwritten sign I remember seeing posted many years ago in the window of a toll booth on the Walt Whitman Bridge.)  Those who have had run-ins with the law in the past know that, to parole officers and halfway house headmasters, Fourth of July...