I've been working to get my 8-year-old son involved in antiques by starting him off with vintage toys. He gets to have a mission now when I drag him to antique stores and gets to put the profit into his savings account. Today, he managed to buy two really amazing vintage vehicles and a great pocket knife. He'll keep the knife for himself. He got both vehicles for $45.00 total. The Tonka Truck alone from 1959 (purchased for $20.00) is listed on Ebay for $139.00 but my son's model is in much better shape! The Ebay model is a rusted disaster.
My favorite purchase of all was this 1870 edition of Websters Dictionary for $20.00. It is BEAUTIFUL. It goes with my decor perfectly! Look at the patina!
I also found a really cool old leather doctor's bag.
I found a really unique old Stanley two-way level (bubbles are still there and working). Hey, I think of the men, too. Half of the customers I've seen in the antique malls are men!
So, all in all, it was a successful day. We had a lot of fun and I noticed that my son did not complain at all. He was so happy to be involved AND about his knife of course.