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Theobucket Vintage

Vintage + Antiques

Now in our 7th year, we specialize in original vintage print advertising dating from 40-130 years old and rare Americana ephemera.

Theobucket Vintage

We also carry a large selection of vintage  brooches and rings as well as NOS vintage baseball card packs.

Q: How and when did you get started with vending?

A: We’ve been vending since 2011.  We are both auction junkies and vending allows us to share our finds.  Originally we sold any number of items that we acquired but over time we have concentrated on vintage brooches and rings, and vintage print advertising and other ephemera.

Q: What did you do before OR what else do you do, workwise?

Accounting / Music Teacher

Q: What is your most memorable vending moment?

A: Doing a market where 40,000 people showed up in a 5 hour period.

Q: Do you have a favorite food vendor?

A: There are currently 3 that are our favorites: The Malaysian Project (LOVE their burgers), Karl’s Balls (Takoyaki), and Twister Cake (chimney cakes or Kürtőskalács)  All pros at what they do (if you see any of them make sure you watch them prepare your food), and all delicious.

Q: What was your best sale?

A: We sold a number of vintage advertisements to a person who was moving abroad to open a Bed and Breakfast in Italy and wanted some American coffee and breakfast advertisements as decorations.  While not our largest sale dollar wise it was very fulfilling to know our the vintage advertisements we curated were going to a great home and someplace where they would be appreciated.

Q: Why don’t you sell online?

The vast majority of the items we sell as 1 of 1 and there is no way to accurately maintain an online site.  It’s also our feeling that our items need to be browsed and seen. We have 1000s of items on our table at any one time.   

Q: Why are you so passionate about markets?

A: In my regular day job I work for others spending my days looking at a computer screen and not getting a chance to be creative.  By doing markets I get to meet some amazingly talented individuals and also getting to both be creative as well as be in control of my own business

Q: When someone comes to your booth what should they ask you?

A: Ask about our vintage advertisements, with over 1,000 to choose from we may have what you seek..our vintage advertisements make a unique gift or decoration.

Q: What guilty pleasure to you have?

We are Indycar fans, You’ll never see us doing a market on Memorial Day weekend because we’ll be at the Indianapolis 500.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in NYC, and why?

People watch.  With visitors from all over the globe you never know who, or what you’ll see.  

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