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Classified section holds plenty of stories

['Nicholas Mercer']
['Nicholas Mercer']

People will tell you that one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. And, for the most part that is true. It all depends on what you’re looking for.

Comb through any number of classified Facebook pages or the classified websites, and you’re going to find something you want.

It could be that winter coat you’ve been dreaming about or just a set of winter tires. That’s the mundane items being turned into essentials.

Therein is the goal of the classified section. But, when you look a bit deeper there’s something else.

There are antique items — like a 1930 whale harpoon — rare collectibles and eccentric sellers that offer a different look.

These are the items that are begging for their story to be told.

It might be a story that goes back generations or just one that goes back a week. Any thing that can give a bit of perspective on how that item came to be in someone’s possession and the road it took to get there.

Something as simple as a sports card and how it came to be in one person’s possession can lead to an interesting yarn. Maybe it’s about the kid that peels back the thin shiny package and gazed at their first sports card. His name is Marty and he’d never opened a pack of cards before.

It’s a shiny Sidney Crosby card from an Upper Deck collection with his stats on the back.  From there the boy is hooked and his extra curricular activates shift to card collecting. He always heard his dad say he collected cards when he was a youngster and now it’s something they can share together.

It brings them closer.

Years later, he’s amassed a formidable collection and is looking to move the entire thing.

That’s a story worth telling.

Why did cards take ahold of him?

Why move them now? Does he need the money?

Is there a baby on the way?

What’s the most valuable card in his collection?

There’s a story somewhere in there. It might be interesting to every reader, but it’ll be interesting to at least couple.

That’s who these stories will be for. Remember, it’s a treasure to someone.

It’s part of the reason we’re attempting to track down some of the more interesting ‘For Sale’ items on the West Coast.

We’ll be scouring the interwebs for the items that standout or appear to be interesting. If you think you have one of those items, drop us a line.

We’ll be more than happy to have a chat about what makes it great or why it’s a great sell.

Every item has a story and we’d like to tell it.

 

— Nicholas Mercer is the online editor with the Western Star. He once bought a pair of Super Nintendo games at a flea market and it was awesome. He can be reached at nicholas.mercer@tc.tc

Comb through any number of classified Facebook pages or the classified websites, and you’re going to find something you want.

It could be that winter coat you’ve been dreaming about or just a set of winter tires. That’s the mundane items being turned into essentials.

Therein is the goal of the classified section. But, when you look a bit deeper there’s something else.

There are antique items — like a 1930 whale harpoon — rare collectibles and eccentric sellers that offer a different look.

These are the items that are begging for their story to be told.

It might be a story that goes back generations or just one that goes back a week. Any thing that can give a bit of perspective on how that item came to be in someone’s possession and the road it took to get there.

Something as simple as a sports card and how it came to be in one person’s possession can lead to an interesting yarn. Maybe it’s about the kid that peels back the thin shiny package and gazed at their first sports card. His name is Marty and he’d never opened a pack of cards before.

It’s a shiny Sidney Crosby card from an Upper Deck collection with his stats on the back.  From there the boy is hooked and his extra curricular activates shift to card collecting. He always heard his dad say he collected cards when he was a youngster and now it’s something they can share together.

It brings them closer.

Years later, he’s amassed a formidable collection and is looking to move the entire thing.

That’s a story worth telling.

Why did cards take ahold of him?

Why move them now? Does he need the money?

Is there a baby on the way?

What’s the most valuable card in his collection?

There’s a story somewhere in there. It might be interesting to every reader, but it’ll be interesting to at least couple.

That’s who these stories will be for. Remember, it’s a treasure to someone.

It’s part of the reason we’re attempting to track down some of the more interesting ‘For Sale’ items on the West Coast.

We’ll be scouring the interwebs for the items that standout or appear to be interesting. If you think you have one of those items, drop us a line.

We’ll be more than happy to have a chat about what makes it great or why it’s a great sell.

Every item has a story and we’d like to tell it.

 

— Nicholas Mercer is the online editor with the Western Star. He once bought a pair of Super Nintendo games at a flea market and it was awesome. He can be reached at nicholas.mercer@tc.tc

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