Comscore

The 2013 Flea Market Thread

Jordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 12:48am
Let's have one thread for posting all of our finds. Unless you found a WICKED playbill from the 9th replacement cast. Then you should totally start a new thread about it.
Jordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:26am
I've found most of the HARDBODY stuff I'm looking for! There's not a ton of it so I'm glad I got here super early. And some amazing rare posters thanks to the BOUNTIFUL table!
Kad Profile Photo
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:34am
I'm going to head over on my lunch break- any sign of Vanya and Sonia stuff?
uncageg Profile Photo
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:46am
I am going around 5:00. Probably won't buy much but will look around. Went late 2 years ago and actually walked away with a few cool things. Found a Playbill I really wanted.
Just give the world Love.
dtzumbrunnen Profile Photo
dtzumbrunnen
Broadway Star
joined:6/30/08
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 10:50am
Jordan - did you find the ever-elusive Hardbody window card?
frankenleeestein
Chorus Member
joined:8/23/13
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 11:37am
I'm not there, but I saw someone post a picture of a bunch of chocolate cake slices at Matilda. Brilliant.
wickedfan11 Profile Photo
wickedfan11
Broadway Star
joined:6/17/06
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 11:48am
Kad- One table had several Vanya & Sonia coffee mugs.
Marianne2 Profile Photo
Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 12:00pm
I found Vonia playbills at 1 table. Wish I could remember.

I found a 2006 Tony playbill. Have other stuff too, but will post a total later. I hate that the spin the wheel line is so long. I'm waiting there now.
"I don't want the pretty lights to come and get me."-Homecoming 2005 "You can't pray away the gay."-Callie Torres on Grey's Anatomy. Ignored Users: suestorm, N2N Nate., Owen22, master bates
Rainbowhigh23 Profile Photo
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 12:27pm
Is there a line for the 2pm autograph table and photo booth already? Last year it started early and was long. Of course, it's the time that Bernadette Peters is there.
musikman Profile Photo
musikman
Broadway Star
joined:8/31/06
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 12:55pm
This may seem like a silly question, but are they only accepting cash for the non-auction items they're selling? Would love to know before I head over there.

-There's the muddle in the middle. There's the puddle where the poodle did the piddle."
Jordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 12:59pm
I actually have 3 windowcards now. Lol. But I haven't seen any for sale here today.
OperaBwayLover Profile Photo
OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 01:26pm
Hoping everyone has a great time today!
MorningGlow2 Profile Photo
MorningGlow2
Chorus Member
joined:8/6/13
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 02:02pm
Just came back. Not too much Vanya stuff, but I did see some stuff at different booths - mostly posters.

The MATILDA booth was adorable...all the kids were there for awhile selling their handmade gifts and once they left for call time, Bailey and Oona (I guess they aren't on call today) stepped in to the booth, too.

Spin the wheel had a long line, but the ticket raffle/coupon next to it was relatively quick to get through. Many people were buying 24 for $20 and seemed to be getting tickets (and trading them). I managed to win one for Big Fish :)

Smaller crowd for the grand auction than I thought, but then again they're doing it right in the middle of Shubert Alley and with more than half the width used for people walking, I guess there isn't much room. Saw the "I Dreamed a Dream" music notes and autograph go for $3000...jealous jealous.

A little cold especially with the wind gusts, but beautiful day for the Market!
gfaustswa Profile Photo
gfaustswa
Leading Actor
joined:3/30/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 02:12pm
Does anyone know how much The Cassie dress from A Chorus Line ending up going for? Super curious!
somethingwicked Profile Photo
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 02:14pm
Kad, I saw someone walking around with a couple front of house signs from VANYA AND SONIA early in the day. I think they may have come from the table next to the Jujamcyn table, which was selling some enormous front of house signage from SIDE SHOW.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
thommg Profile Photo
thommg
Chorus Member
joined:7/23/03
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 03:07pm
The Grand Auction is not until 5pm. What you saw was the live auction of the Silent Auction stuff. For some reason they are taking every one of the silent auction items and then opening a live auction in the alley. They are getting big bucks, too. Idina's Elphaba broom went for $9000. The set up of the Grand Auction will start after 4pm with the auction starting about 5.

This year the tables went back to selling mostly theatre related memorabilia. There were lats of tee shirts and mugs and cups and posters. Triton there, as always, with their $25 frames. Very crowded 44th Street corridor, And whoever said there was no pushing or bumping must have been at a different flea market than I was! There were lots of bargains to be had and lots of rare materials.
GlindatheGood22  Profile Photo
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 03:11pm
The maggots at the Matilda table got me to spend thirty bucks.

I also snagged a gorgeous art deco cut glass candy dish and flask for eighteen bucks. Not sure what I'm going to do with them but I couldn't pass it up.

The bids for the Trunchbull bear were $50, $55, and $600. Someone isn't taking any chances.
I leave the room smiling.
justoldbill Profile Photo
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 04:41pm
A little bit of this, a little bit of that....
Good finds included some sealed Harvey Schmidt solo piano LPs and a portfolio of conceptual artwork for the original 110 IN THE SHADE by, again, Harvey Schmidt. I'm happy.
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
Jordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 04:50pm
Things this year seemed WAY overpriced for the most part. Some booths were selling CDs for $15 each and there just seemed (for the most part) to be mostly leftovers from what didn't sell last year with very few items from newer shows.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 04:57pm
Enjoyed seeing Harvey Evans and the other WSS "boys" who were autographing their book. Chatted for a minute with Max VonEssen and bought some T-shirts and posters. Won an Off-Bway show ticket. Came away happy.

Updated On: 9/23/13 at 04:57 PM
givesmevoice Profile Photo
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 05:11pm
Jordan, I felt the same way. I got a few good things but there wasn't much this year that really called to me (that I could afford). Plus it was so crowded with lots of very rude people.
When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 05:16pm
A question for the flea market veterans. I almost went this year, for the first time, but changed my mind a couple of weeks back. I would have flew in on Saturday and returned Monday. An expensive weekend. Just curious, after the lineup was announced for the photo and autograph table, were you disappointed? With the exception of Patrick Wilson, there wasn't anybody attending, that I felt I needed to see. So I feel, for me, I made the right decision. As far as purchasing items, maybe just some t-shirts and that's about it. All my autographed playbills and programs, I gave away years ago. So not really looking for that. It would have been an expensive weekend to see four new shows and Cher.
iluvtheatertrash Profile Photo
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 05:21pm
I was pretty disappointed this year. I've never spent less than $100 in previous years, but did not even spend $50 today. Bought a couple of Playbills, some sheet music (a Charles Strouse songbook was my favorite find of the day, as I really adore him and his work) and some knick knacks. I got a "Times They Are A-Changin'" cup today, as well.

I have to agree that prices were a bit outrageous this year. I am normally very happy to pay whatever they ask, and try not to haggle until late in the day. But there were things that I couldn't even see myself haggling down to a reasonable price.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
Eris0303 Profile Photo
Eris0303
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 05:23pm
I got some decent stuff. Less free stuff this year it seemed.

I got a Wicked shirt, a "Stay on the porch with the pups" Hard body shirt, a Rocky hoodie, Evita tote, signed invitations from Cinderella (ball & banquet), a JCS hat and tee.

I spent most of my day at the photo booth and I was a little displeased at how truly arbitrary the pricing has become. Bebe and Judith Light were $25, Laura Benati was $30, Jeremy Jordan, Corey Cott, and Patrick Wilson were $50. Photos with more than one person were $50. Bernadette was $75 as were all four Matildas. I set a budget for photos and making up prices on the fly really wreaks havoc with that.

Sorry for any misspellings on names. I can barely keep my eyes open.

I was nearly knocked off me feet twice today and nearly went over a wheeled suitcase. One woman slammed into me from behind and nearly knocked me on my face. When I said something she said "f--k you!" Ah, New York.
"All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney We must have different Gods. My God said "do to others what you would have them do to you". Your God seems to have said "My Way or the Highway".
givesmevoice Profile Photo
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 05:32pm
Richard Ridge sold me an Anarchist mug (he saw my window card from a mile away and knew what I was looking for) and told me that someone had just bought 16 of them. Is that person here, perchance?
When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
Marianne2 Profile Photo
Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
The 2013 Flea Market Thread
Posted: 9/22/13 at 05:49pm
Yeah, some stuff was overpriced. I wanted to buy some cups that they serve drinks at the theater in. 1 table had them at $1 all day. Sweet Concessions also went down at the end of the day. The other table, I don't recall had them for $5 and didn't go down when I went through again. They lost that sale. I would have purchased at least 2.
"I don't want the pretty lights to come and get me."-Homecoming 2005 "You can't pray away the gay."-Callie Torres on Grey's Anatomy. Ignored Users: suestorm, N2N Nate., Owen22, master bates

 
Advertisement