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SEEN AND NOTED · July 25, 2012


Ever wonder where your local typophile got all those cool letters to decorate their home? There are antique shops and flea markets everywhere, but nothing beats Brimfield. Even its websites are old-fashioned!

Three times a year, Brimfield, Massachusetts hosts "the largest outdoor antiques show in the world, with over 6,000 dealers and 130,000+ visitors during the course of the week." For roughly a mile along Route 20, you can find people selling everything you could possibly buy. Some vendors were even selling rocks.

Sadly, I did not take any pictures of rocks.

But plenty of goodies to be found. Movie theater marquee letters, steel letters, woodcut letters, all kinds of sorts. There are infinite amounts of vintage packages with charming lettering.

The next one is September 4th through the 9th. Put on your haggling pants and get on over.


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