On May 17 I drove 30 minutes west of Columbus to Springfield Ohio for the spring edition of the Springfield Extravaganza. The extravaganza engulfs the Clark County fairgrounds for three days, twice a year, and you may have seen it on the premiere episode of the PBS show Market Warriors. This thing is MASSIVE, I had to give up after eight hours and head home (empty handed).
Russel Wright for Samsonite folding lawn chairs are kind-a common (based on what I saw) but that table is really rare
More goodies this direction
This one booth was swimming in bakelite
Mid century meets americana barkcloth
Ben Seibel samovar, complete with original wood base. I really wanted this but could not negotiate a price I could live with
A typical booth full of ceramics and stuff
Thonet chairs, forget how much they were but it was too rich for my blood
Give me five!
Booth full of cowhide
Vintage fruit crate labels
There was lots of walking
1800s lounge chair
Art Deco medical cabinet/wall unit with built in light.
I would drop a sink into this drafting table and use it in a bath room
Terrifying, ENORMOUS elk head on a stand
Eames lounge style barbers/ styling chair
Has own caption
Drexel Profile china cabinet
More Drexel, this time it's a parallel.
Very industrial eyeball lamp
Vintage, metal, bootleg James Bond lunchbox (see- no "007" or "James")
Kids room ceiling light? Circus room light?
I just thought this was unique and unusual, I really don't care for boxing
Every friggin' Hummel on earth!
This Jare was about 5 or 6 feet tall
Same booth but a giant wall jare.
Kinda think this was a reproduction piece
Late 1800/ early 1900 magician poster
Modern Whizzer motorized bike
Vintage whizzer motorized bikes
That's a man chair!
These orb speakers were super cool!
I wanted to get this counter set but it was gone when I returned to the booth
This was a cool Plycraft set but only had two chairs
That red chair was only $55... but... I was twenty minutes too late (damn)
Weird fiberglass chair on a wheeled platform.
1890s through 1920s Scientific America issues
The first thing I saw, and wanted... I should-a pulled the trigger ($25 for the pair)
Four wheel drive shopping cart. I should get one of these things!
What's not cool about this!
Eight place settings, plus serving pieces... why didn't I snap this up? I ask myself that question each time I see this picture.
Okay, that plaid cover has to go and it needs some restoration but how cool is this streamlined porch glider!
This weird contraption is a height adjustable rolling chair for use as a lifeguard chair in therapy pools
They had everything here, including switch boards (plenty of kitchen sinks)
The dealer said that this rather primitive pitcher (spout is on the chest) was made by an Indian (from India) woman. This was her interpretation of an American Indian thunderbird.
I would have snagged this tiki bar and stools ($200-bet I could get it for $150) but the raffia was badly worn and I don't know how I could refinish it.
Yeah, look out for the reproductions (this dealer had $400 on it and said it was authentic)
The coolest typewriter I saw (yo, Ton, wadda ya' think?)
World time clock from 1932. It appears to be from Ireland (the location of Clare Morris, a very small town of only 3000 people). "Tempus Fugit" is Latin for Time Flies".