Favorite Flea Markets?

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Favorite Flea Markets?

Post by poniatowski » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:24 am

For me, it's Berlin. A lot of cool old stuff other than military, as well as some military. I bought a nice Police Shako at one.... always wanted one from Berlin because of the history associated with it. :)

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Re: Favorite Flea Markets?

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:57 am

I enjoyed the old time London and Paris flea markets and found items at each.

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Post by poniatowski » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:01 pm

Peter_Suciu wrote:I enjoyed the old time London and Paris flea markets and found items at each.

Can I find these just by asking for the old time flea markets, or are there specific locations? We're planning on London in two years, we hope.

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Re: Favorite Flea Markets?

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:40 pm

Hi Ron--
In London the old Portobello Road market is still going strong. It is open every Saturday, and it is a combination of old antique shops and stands on the street. It is near Notting Hill.
http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The other was Bermondsey Market, which was really something to take in. I believe Thursday was the day to go, but I am not sure now. The area was redeveloped and the market went from massive to rather small. I don't know if that market is still worth visiting or not.

In Paris the flea market is huge. The only downside is that the outer streets are filled with stands selling t-shirts and bluejeans. My brother-in-law thought I was going to lose it but it didn't help that he kept saying, "I think this is all there is..." but I pushed on, made it to the center and if you are willing to explore you'll find some cool antiques. I bought a French sun helmet and some old books. It made my day.

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Re: Favorite Flea Markets?

Post by poniatowski » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:33 pm

Thanks! I'll keep those in mind.

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