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Brimfield in the Summertime Part II

Jul 16th, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Antiques, Brimfield | by Michael Williams

Earlier we saw the people, now you can see all of the good stuff out at Brimfield. This is what makes it worth fighting the heat.

Comments: 34

34 Comments to “Brimfield in the Summertime Part II”

  1. Turling
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 9:44 AM

    More of the tent in the second picture. I expected to see a British officer sitting in front of it in a folding campaign chair.

    I have just the piece to put the beef and ribs doors on.

  2. JT
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:21 AM

    More photos please!! For those of us that couldn’t make the journey. Amazing. What am I looking at in the third photo?
    Great site and great post. Thank You!

  3. Michael Williams
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:23 AM

    Third photo is cast iron cookwear…

  4. Matt
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:39 AM

    Nice stuff….keep em’ coming!

  5. William
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:41 AM

    Great shots. Anyone know where to find one of those vintage officer’s tents? (don’t say Brimfield) I’ve been looking online but haven’t been able to track one down.

  6. The Greyest Ghost
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:49 AM

    I was there yesterday too! So many amazing finds. Sadly, I only made it through 4 lots before I got too hot and tired. Saw that booth with the Jadeite though, both this year and last! Haha.

    Still adding more, but I’ve posted some of my Brimfield images here:

  7. Makaga
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 12:46 PM

    @ William, Michael posted an entry about such tents last(?) week.
    Look for “America’s Oldest Tent Maker | Armbruster Mfg Co.” and you should find out more details.

  8. doane
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 1:38 PM

    Greyhound bus sign is perfect.

  9. jade
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 2:15 PM

    uhm are those american flag pants?

  10. Berton718
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 2:43 PM

    Thanks for showing the great pics!! I couldn’t go. I wish someone would organize a Bus Trip from NYC to Brimfield!!

  11. Fausto
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 4:35 PM

    I need that Corps Badges of the US ARMY

  12. calabreezy
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 5:37 PM

    I think it’s an old porch bunting. The semi-circle flags people put outside during patriotic holidays.

  13. Michael Williams
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 5:39 PM

    It’s a four-part square american flag. I would have bought it, but when assembled it wasn’t that great — to be honest. I want a good, old semi-circle.

  14. Max
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 7:33 PM


  15. robbie
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:00 PM

    That vendo cooler is in fine shape, the paint is perfect looking… wonder if the vending mechanisms were still functioning.

  16. Ted
    on Jul 16th, 2010
    @ 10:42 PM

    My Dad would to load his own shells for skeet
    and trap when I was growing up. I remember carrying
    full bags of Remington shot down the cellar stairs. Pain in the ass at the time.
    Seems pretty cool now .Thanks for
    the fond memory.

  17. sarno
    on Jul 17th, 2010
    @ 1:01 AM

    So many objects manufactured in Erie, PA. My wife is from there and so I spend quite a bit of time there. Although I can’t say there’s a whole lot there culture-wise, Michael, I do think you might find it interesting to poke around there as there is still some manufacturing done there. Lots of nooks and crannies. It’s not too far from Buffalo, too…

  18. Blair
    on Jul 17th, 2010
    @ 3:59 AM

    dig the cigar store Mexican.

  19. Justin Sullivan
    on Jul 17th, 2010
    @ 4:46 PM

    That looks like the most amazing flea market swap meet ever.

  20. Jesse Stein
    on Jul 17th, 2010
    @ 6:16 PM

    Do you have a calendar or something for all of these wonderful flea markets? I seem to only learn about them after you post your experiences. :(

    The closest I’ve ever gotten to a flea market is the East Village Thrift Shop. Which doesn’t have much for us guys, usually…

  21. Andrea
    on Jul 17th, 2010
    @ 10:34 PM

    Thus the pack rats amongst us are validated.

  22. Lineage of Influence
    on Jul 18th, 2010
    @ 3:14 PM

    As with the last both on Brimfield – great stuff.

  23. Ryan
    on Jul 18th, 2010
    @ 7:14 PM

    Where do you find out about events like this? I want to know when something like this will be in my area.

  24. Black Market Vintage
    on Jul 19th, 2010
    @ 12:18 AM

    Great post Michael. Love it!

  25. letterpreston
    on Jul 19th, 2010
    @ 7:24 AM

    Coolness overload!

  26. Josh
    on Jul 19th, 2010
    @ 9:07 AM

    Thanks to this blog, I made the trip to Brimfield last Friday. I found my long-lost love, a Rolleiflex TLR (circa 1960).

    Also, it was REALLY hard not to touch all the old guns. So many cowboy rifles!

  27. Josh
    on Jul 19th, 2010
    @ 9:14 AM

    And for those in NYC (my former life), the Rhinebeck antique fair is coming up soon. I hear it’s pretty huge:

  28. Matt in Maine
    on Jul 19th, 2010
    @ 7:03 PM

    As for the tent, and will make you a tent any way you want it, for a lot less than you would imagine. I have a diamond shelter from Tentsmiths that is the same color as that tent. The fabric color is what tentsmiths call suntan. They do a great job.

  29. mordechai
    on Jul 20th, 2010
    @ 6:34 PM

    upside down foto of people walking
    are those the toms and youre just making us look harder?

  30. Michael Williams
    on Jul 21st, 2010
    @ 12:09 PM

    Mordechai — go troll somewhere else. Those are not Toms shoes in the upside down foto.

  31. Ashby43
    on Jul 21st, 2010
    @ 12:21 PM

    Pictures are great. I didn’t see as good of a selection during the weekend but worth looking for last minute deals. I did grab a 50′s GANT ” hugger” shirt not bad for 36 bucks.

  32. Lisa
    on Jul 22nd, 2010
    @ 9:40 AM

    Amazing pictures – wish we had something similar in our part of the world.

  33. Nick Gill
    on Jul 22nd, 2010
    @ 6:58 PM

    I just cant work out what the Griswald Erie USA things are? molds for something? Also with the cookware laid out on the green blanket, there is an amazing grinder thingy there on nsect-like legs…delicious.
    Please elaborate if you have answers!

  34. Susan
    on Aug 3rd, 2010
    @ 2:13 AM

    I just recognized the booth with the bunting. I have the booth immediately to the left! I now own the red fire extinguisher because the guy couldn’t sell it. Ha! He goes nuts because of the , in his word, ‘junk’ I sell. Metal industrial stuff that I get for free. Stop by and see my in the fall!! ‘though I haven’t decided what to bring yet. Any request?(be civil).