Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If I were a rich man...

Next time you find lost yourself in Frederick Maryland, which, thanks to their whimsical traffic patterns and looney one-way situations is easy, be sure to stop by the 'Emporium" the giant antique mall on Patrick Street.  One booth in particular will make it worth the traffic hassle.  

Though the name isn't remarkably evocative the wares are a delight.

I met the proprietor a little over a year ago as he was still moving in.  He was a very knowledgeable, pleasant, and conversational gentleman.

His relatively tiny booth really packs in the soldiers, which are really first-rate.

Don't forget that you can click on these pictures for a larger view, of course once you do you'll only start coveting.

Though he does have some modern stuff most of  his soldiers are classics.

Among them is this classic 4.7 Naval gun from Wm. Britains, I would like having one of these.

Until my discretionary income situation improves however...

I'll just keep browsing.

Soldier on!



Scott B. Lesch said...

4.7 Naval gun from Wm. Britains

I had a "new" one I bought in the 70s that I traded. I still have another one with a broken barrel that I cut down. It still fires.

Scott B. Lesch said...

Hello Manny. I'm borrowing your idea of the Mill Building from the BMC Lee's HQ and have some progress on it. How are you coming with yours?


Mannie Gentile said...


I'm afraid you've scooped me on this one. I haven't been able to get started yet. I look forward to your results, which, I'm certain, will be outstanding as usual.

"down by the old mill stream"