Part IV of our series on “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money” – Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America
The fourth part of our interview series with Maureen Stanton:
“Have you had the opportunity to speak with other authors who’ve published work on similar topics with similar antiquing experiences in different parts of the country? How do they relate or differ?”
At Brimfield I met Barry Berg, who wrote “The Art of Buying and Selling at Flea Markets.” He paid me a nice compliment about my book, which he enjoyed. I’ve met people who write for antiques publications, but not too many who’ve written books. But I have heard from many antiques dealers across the country and abroad, especially the U.K. and France, who assure me that the New England scene that is the landscape in Killer Stuff is the same as it is everywhere else, with the exception of a different categories of objects that people are collecting. I received a lovely email from an antiques dealer whose booth is in the original marche aux puces at St. Ouen, which began in the late 19th century. After he read Killer Stuff, he said it was “amazing” how much was the same.