Killer Stuff

by Sherry
Killer Stuff And Tons Of Money
Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America


Recently I was asked by TLC Books Tours to participate in a virtual tour and review the book Killer Stuff and Tons Of Money.  Growing up in the antique business, and being a dealer myself,  this book was right up my alley.

The author, Maureen Stanton, shadows Curt Avery who is a self-taught  historian and antique dealer,  as he travels to auctions and flea markets seeking the next treasure.  Curt shares his love of the American past and educates the readers on purchasing antiques and collectibles.  Many times while reading the book his observations had me laughing and so many of the funny stories he tells I could easily relate too.

I loved this book and I will be passing it on to my dad who taught me so much about the antique business.   It is the perfect Summer read for those of you that love antiquing, flea markets or collecting.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.
xo,
Sherry

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18 comments

Susan June 17, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Hello Sherry…Oh, I do, indeed, love the thrill of the hunt. Thanks for the recommendation. Susan

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) June 17, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Sounds like a great book. Hugs, Marty

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Sarah June 17, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Sherry, thanks for the recommendation. I'll try to get a copy. ~ sarah

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The Polished Pebble June 17, 2011 - 9:14 pm

I may need to get that book…sounds really great!

xo kelley

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Yvonne @ StoneGable June 17, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Sounds like a good and informative read! I love the hunt too!
Yvonne

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Vicki June 17, 2011 - 11:59 pm

Hi, Sherry. I'm finishing up my copy tonight and will be posting next week. I really liked it too. Showed a different side of the antique and flea market world. Still planning on relocating to FL? Here to help if I can in any way. Take care.

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Antiques And Teacups June 18, 2011 - 12:01 am

From another antique dealer…sounds like my kinda book! Thanks for the recommend!
Ruth

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tammylovesdishes June 18, 2011 - 12:27 am

This one sounds like it will be really interesting reading. Thanks!

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Entertaining Women June 18, 2011 - 2:02 am

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll take a look at it. Cherry Kay

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Nancy June 18, 2011 - 2:12 am

Thanks for recommending this. I'm glad someone else still uses the word killer to mean awesome!

Have a nice weekend,

Nancy

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JudyBug June 18, 2011 - 2:18 am

Mr. Dumpling and I both love the "hunt". We've had our "junque" in shops, malls but mainly just do eBay these days. I will have to read this one for sure!

Thanks for the visit. For me, I miss the beignets!

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Honey at 2805 June 18, 2011 - 6:34 am

Sounds like an interesting book, Sherry!

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heathertlc June 18, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Thanks for being a part of the tour – sounds like this was the perfect book for you!

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Jane June 19, 2011 - 4:10 am

That sounds like a book I would enjoy, thanks for the review!
Jane

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Ivy and Elephants June 19, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Hi Sherry,
I just heard the author on NPR talking about this book. In fact I had just arrived home and stayed in the car to hear the entire interview. It really sounded quite interesting. Now that you have shared your thoughts on the book, I will definitely add it to my summer reading list.

Thanks so much for your insight.
Paula of Ivy & Elephants

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laxsupermom June 20, 2011 - 11:32 am

Sounds like a terrific read! I love the hunt, too. Thanks for sharing.

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The enchanted home June 20, 2011 - 11:03 pm

Looks and sounds like a fun and entertaining read!! I have to get my hands on a copy..thanks for letting us know. Thats neat that you are part of it!

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laurie @ bargain hunting June 20, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Sounds like a good read Sherry. Thanks for recommending it. laurie

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