NOT EVERYBODY PREFERS TO ROCK OUT ON A STRATOCASTER…
If you are more New Order and less AC/DC we finally have some instruments that might be a bit more to your liking. 1st up, a sleek red vintage Hohner (alto) melodica, appears to be in good working order and includes the original matching leatherette case. It’s available for only $24.99. 2nd, a post-WWII Opera 66 harmonica, made in West Germany with it’s original lithographed tin, also appears to be in good working order. We have it for sale for only $9.99. Both pieces are available through our Greentree store in our antiques and collectables area. If you are planning a visit there is plenty to see and browse through so be sure to leave a little extra time, we look forward to seeing you!
FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY!
Long gone are the days of “jet set” travel for most of the civilized world, but there are collector’s out there who thrive on hunting down and archiving the remnants of air travel’s more luxurious times. Airline memorabilia has many sub-sects and interest groups including uniforms, seating, and paper ephemera collectors but if you want to see some faaaaaaar out prices just start asking around about retired airline service china. BIG numbers thrifters, BIIIIIIIIIIIG NUMBERS. Every so often good fortune shines on us and we get a great donation of “flightware”. Between Pittsburgh’s current and former major air hubs there are many, many employed and retired flight personnel so it’s not hard to imagine some of this fine china made it’s way into local basements and attics. Newly in stock at our Greentree location, this 16 piece coffee/tea set from Mayer for US Air (1979-1996), now known as US Airways. While this set is really from just outside the true jet set era, it’s a very affordable introduction to airline collecting at $49.99 for the entire set. Interested? Our Greentree store is open 9am to 5pm today for you to take a look!
IS THE CULINARY ENVY HITTING YOU YET?
The now iconic KitchenAid stand mixer is a staple on most home chef’s holiday wish lists, year after year it has remained popular and virtually unchanged since it’s introduction. We only get these a few times a year and they never, ever, last more than a few hours. Isn’t it time you gave your kitchen counter a little more curb appeal? These have a standard retail of $299.99, but if you pay us a visit at our Greentree location you can snatch this classic up for only $129.99! The mixing bowl and a selection of beaters is included but you’ll have to provide your favorite recipes and a gallery of neighbors to covet your new hardware. Have a great weekend Thriftsburgh!
WHAT THE HECK IS A MYSTERY BOX ANYWAY?
Thriftin’ is a bit like fishing. Some days you catch a lot of fish, and some days you just end up with 50 pound boxes of dusty Reader’s Digest back issues. But when the tide is high we like to pass a little fun and good fortune on to our customers and one of the ways we do is our “mystery boxes”. We mainly do these with collectables like trading cards and stamps, and the basic idea is that you can buy a 20, 30, 40lb sealed box at a fraction of retail, but the contents are generally unsorted and a mixed bag of eras and brands, etc. So our most popular version of this little offering are our trading card boxes, sometimes its just baseball, but we often (as we do today) have mixed boxes of all kinds of cards, hockey, football, baseball, you name it. IT’S REALLY FUN. You never know what you are going to get and as many of our regulars can attest, you almost always find a couple of gems in there to celebrate, and sorting through your “haul” is half the fun. So, if that sounds like your kind of deal our Greentree location just sent two BIG mystery boxes of trading cards to the floor, both are less than $40 each, how can you beat that? Hope you are having a great week Thriftsburgh!
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR COSTUMES YET?
Well, if you haven’t we still have LOTS to choose from along with bin after bin of hats, swords, wigs, things that pass for costumes at employee functions, masks, decorations and more. DON’T OVERPAY THIS YEAR! Do you have a sprout that wants to be Yoda? We have it. Want to be cop, fireman, something that requires eyelashes and a miniskirt? We have you covered Thriftsburgh. Let’s have a “green” Halloween this year guys and reuse, recycle, and repurpose as much as we can! See you soon!
CALLING ALL BABY BOOMERS!
Oh sure, toys have been around as long as kids have but it wasn’t until the cessation of world war II that the international toy industry really began to take shape. Following the signing of the ERP, also known as the Marshall Plan in 1948 by Harry Truman the Japanese began taking on a huge volume of the international toy manufacturing trade allowing american businesses to better focus on the marketing and development of new products aimed at the children’s market. These early efforts were quite often “tin litho” toys of various kinds like this 1948 Cohn Spanish Estate, a beautiful piece that originally featured a myriad of furniture but is still an amazingly expansive and detailed playset without. Our Greentree location has the playset and the original box and instructions available starting today for only $19.99, a great piece to start a collection with or just dress up your current one. Pay us a visit and take a look at this and many other antiques and collectables available at thrifty prices, we look forward to seeing you!
JUST IN: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS HINDU STATUARY!
We are very proud to have such a markedly diverse clientelle, not only are they great customers but they bring us AMAZING donations! This is fantastic for many reasons, first being that having such a variety of cultures visiting the store means we can find a home for even more of our always changing merchandise, and often the donations that come in introduce our Pittsburgh regulars to many items they may have not seen before. This Hindu statuary at our Greentree location is a great example, forged and hammered from brass they make a beautiful set and feature 3 prominent hindu demi-gods. It appears to be possibly Lakshmi in the center, seated. The previous owner may have placed them in a garden setting originally, they have a beautiful robin’s egg blue patina from moisture but it only adds to their charm. This statuary can be a major investment to buy at retail but we are offering the set of 3, as-is, for only $199.99! It was a VERY busy weekend thrifters but our staff is hurriedly restocking the shelves so if the recent chill-down has you looking indoors come and pay us a visit, there’s a TON of new merchandise just added today!
IT’S MARKDOWN TIME!
That’s right thrifters! We’ve just made some HUGE markdowns in our Greentree store’s featured merchandise cases so if you’ve been on the fence about anything there you owe it to yourself to swing by and take another look, there are some phenomenal values and some DEEP price cuts too. Hope everyone is having a great weekend, don’t forget we are STOCKED for Halloween so save some cash and check with us first!
IT COULDN’T LAST FOREVER!
Man, oh man Thriftsburgh, did you see the low for today? 46 degrees! Yikes! It’s a good thing our clothing team is faster than a Nascar pit crew because you guys are going to need some jackets! We’ve been stocking up on winter outerwear at Greentree for months and now we are rolling it all out to make sure everybody gets a deal on something sharp! We have a FANTASTIC selection of colors, fabrics, and styles just waiting for you to browse so don’t delay, it’s definitely the best selection we’ve had in years! Sure, sure, you can try to resist but the cold PA breezes are coming, so save some bread and come pay us a visit, we look forward to seeing you!
IT MIGHT NOT BE PRISTINE, BUT IT’S STILL REEAAAAAALY PRETTY.
Well thrifters, sometimes you just can’t have it all. In the case of this amazing antique German Rolleicord art deco twin reflex camera we have a pretty scarce, incredibly beautiful, but unfortunately pretty rough camera. If you are a camera collector or enthusiast, here’s a chance to perhaps get into a satisfying rehab project, or if nothing else give your bookshelf a major curb appeal upgrade. Our Greentree store has this good looking old fella’ available starting today for an as-is price of $49.99, that’s a fraction of what you’d pay for a top shelf example so stop by and take a look!