Proven Strategies for Finding Antiques at Bargain Prices

For vintage buffs, antique malls, flea markets, and thrift stores are like Disneyland. It’s a place where dreams of finding hidden gems come true. While it may seem overwhelming at first, with a little know-how you can score some serious treasures without breaking the bank. So follow along and learn how to master the hunt with my expert tips for scoring antiques at bargain prices at antique malls, thrift stores, and vintage festivals. Happy hunting!

Buyers and sellers are all looking for the same thing in the end and that is a “bargain”. The buyer is looking for a bargain item to add to their collection and the seller is looking for a bargain item that they can re-sell for a profit. Many people today still ask “Are there any bargains out there left to be had”? My answer is YES, you just need to know how to spot the bargain and have patience.

Shopping Antique Malls

Treasure Hunting – as I like to call it requires lots of careful hunting, seeking, and searching to locate that bargain item.  Also, you have a lot of competition as you are not the only one out treasure hunting. With the popularity of online auction sites, antique & collectibles shops, more and more flea markets popping up regularly and shows like Antiques Roadshow, there are a lot of treasure hunters indeed. But, with that being said, all these venues for seeking treasure may actually make it easier to find a bargain…..that’s right, I said easier.

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Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Kitty Cat Collectibles

Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Collection
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Collection (photo from Worthpoint)
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Bowl and Mug
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Bowl and Mug (photo from Worthpoint)
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Wall Pockets
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Wall Pockets (photo from Pinterest)

Do you collect Lefton Miss Priss pieces? Did you know that Lefton’s Miss Priss was made in Japan from the 1950s-1973 and include various pieces in the product pattern. The Miss Priss product line that I have seen features a cookie jar, double tidbit tray, sugar and creamer, teapot, wall pocket, salt and pepper shakers, jam jar, tea bag holder, children’s bowl, covered butter dish, spoon rest with shaker, head vases and there are probably more.

Lefton Miss Priss is not just for the cat collector as she is a lovely kitty cat crafted by the Lefton artisans of yesteryear to showcase her expressive face and animated features. Miss Priss is exquisitely detailed in colors of pinks and blues and usually has a bow either tied on her collar or neck. Miss Priss is sure to brighten any home and kitchen with her sweet charm! Why by new when vintage and retro collectibles from the 1950s – 1970s are so colorful, durable, and have charm and history!