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February 16, 2011 11:51 PM Subscribe
SeattleFilter: Where can I buy weird old stuff?
posted by Because to shopping (10 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for weird Victoriana or vintage things that one might use for home decor, if one were the Addams Family. Examples include phrenology heads, old medical books, skulls, mounted animal skeletons, memorial photography. Not interested in medical instruments, but teaching aids of various sorts are nice. I am also always looking for more normal antiques-- nice old picture frames, jewelry, et cetera. But I'm fairly new to the area, and I don't know where to go to get any of this stuff.
So, do you charming and well-informed people know of any awesome antique, vintage, or junk stores that might stock things which are less fancy and well-polished than the more expensive places usually have? I am located near Capitol Hill, so stuff nearer the city center is a bonus, but I am definitely willing to travel for especially good prospects. Scratched and dented is better than expensive. Thanks!