Sunday Challenge: How Much Did I Pay for These Items at the Turkeyville Flea Market on 4th of July Weekend?

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Turkeyville Flea MarketYesterday morning I drive over with my wife to the Turkeyville 4th of July weekend Flea Market.  It is annual 3 day flea market that is usually pretty interesting.  It has been a few years since I stopped by one, and this one is usually one of the better ones to go check out. It is located at 'Cornwell's Turkeyville' in Marshall, Michigan between Battle Creek and Marshall.

It is always fun to go walkthrough a flea market now and then.  You always find some incredible deals, but also you find a lot of junk.  However, I guess there is always something for everyone. 

The Turkeyville Flea Market on 4th of July weekend is a pretty large one, and when talking to vendors, it is one that some of them put on their list as a premiun one to go to.Turkeyville Flea Market

My wife and I did not really have any acquisition in mind when we went there, but she did inform me that I needed to bring cash and my checkbook.  So, that being the clue, I knew were were probably going to be bringing something home.  We ended up finding an incredible deal on a mahogany chest and a rocking chair that we got for a steal of a deal. 

Here is my Sunday Challenge game: Rather than tell you what I paid for them, I thought it would be fun to see what the AR community thinks they are worth.  We bought them both together from the same dealer.  Look at the chest and chair and tell me what you think they are worth.  I am curious to know the feedback.

 I will reveal the answer in a few days.  Good luck!

Here are the photos of the chest and rocking chair.  The chest has an inlay of cedar, and the original advertising from the manufacturer on the inside cover.  It also has an inlay pattern on the front, and it is in near perfect condition.  The seller had misplaced the key, and thus you see a little piece of paper sticking out from under the lid so it does not close and lock.  He is going to look for it and mail it to me.

Mahogany Chest

The rocking chair is a solid hardwood stained a dark mahogany color.  Looking at the grain, it appears to me that is may also be made of Mahogany, or perhaps Maple.

Rocking Chair

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Comments (6)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Aren't flea markets the coolest thing ever?

Their so "down home" as opposed to "retail", and you never know what you'll find!

I'll have to gues and say $50.00

Jul 03, 2011 04:10 AM
Tammy Pearce
Haute Realty 214-994-6474 - Dallas, TX
Tammy Pearce

Both pieces are beautiful!  I'll check back to see what others think their value is.  I don't have a clue.

Jul 03, 2011 04:10 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Michael-they're both beautiful pieces, my guess the chest let's see the list price $199 you paid $150, the rocking chair 75. Best.

Jul 03, 2011 04:15 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Looks like some good finds and very definitely Americana. No idea on pricing. :)


Jul 03, 2011 08:01 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am not good at guessing prices. If I see something I think is a bargain I buy it if I need it and sometimes even if I do not need it.

Jul 04, 2011 01:42 AM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Okay, here is the answer.  We paid $60 for both.  Don't you just love a great deal?  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Jul 05, 2011 02:23 AM