June 15, 2015

19 Great Finds at the Saint Louis Swap Meet

"Sundays Are for Swap Meets!" the Saint Louis Swap Meet is fond of saying. We completely agree: Photographer Abby Gillardi scoured the vendors' wares and found the weird, the wonderful and the must-haves. Take a peek, then get to the Lemp Brewery on June 21, July 3 and 4, and September 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Photos, love letters, and a broach were among many items from the 1920s found by a vendor at the swap meet who works at a recycling center for veterans.
Photos, love letters, and a broach were among many items from the 1920s found by a vendor at the swap meet who works at a recycling center for veterans.
A vintage display case for Avalon cigarettes.
A vintage display case for Avalon cigarettes.
A vintage cooler decked with St. Louis favorites.
A vintage cooler decked with St. Louis favorites.
A vintage military trunk.
A vintage military trunk.
A vintage military hat.
A vintage military hat.
A vintage Juicy Fruit tin.
A vintage Juicy Fruit tin.
Ancient arrowheads.
Ancient arrowheads.
Shoe molds from the Victorian era, made right here in St. Louis.
Shoe molds from the Victorian era, made right here in St. Louis.
A vendor selling some of his shot glasses from his personal collection.
A vendor selling some of his shot glasses from his personal collection.
A Swedish Bible from 1865.
A Swedish Bible from 1865.