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 NEWSLETTERS - October 2004

Welcome to the third edition of the Olde Good Things newsletter.
In this Newsletter you will find information on our latest excavations and unique finds,
as well as tips and ideas from our seasoned staff. Enjoy!

 This Newsletter's Theme:  Antique Lighting
  Latest Excavations
  What’s Happening at Olde Good Things
  Tip of the Month  
  Related Link  
  About Us


 Latest Excavations
Historic Four Pillars Estate in Mendham, NJ

What a find... a mansion in Mendham, NJ with towering fluted columns and lovely woodwork throughout. Here we were able to retrieve many great finds. Take a look at the pictures...



Spectacular House, Monmouth, NJ - What a shame!

From this Historic home on the Monmouth, the architecturologists retrieved many architectural finds. Over 30 columns - mantels - staircases - windows - lighting and ceilings. Also a Butler's Pantry from a nearby summer house belonging to the Guggenheim family.



Schoolhouse in Bayonne, NJ

From this 1920's school that was filled with decorative ceiling tin, the architecturologists were on the job to grab it before the building came down. This tin will be used in manufacturing our famous antique ceiling tin mirrors and panels. Here's a sample of what came from this location:



Home in Riverdale, NY

From this Riverdale home, apparently home to the Stella Dora family, came two lovely art deco steel kitchens. These can be currently seen on ebay. Take a look at the following link... you'll see a complete description with measurements....



Olde Good Things has developed a wonderful reputation in the salvage business. As a result, we have many new and exciting excavations of choice estates on the horizon. Read all about them in upcoming newsletters on our website.




What’s Happening at Olde Good Things 
Since our last newsletter, we have now officially made our mark in Los Angeles, acquiring a 12,000 sq ft retail location right in downtown LA, two blocks from the LA Mart and the Staples Center... We're getting it ready so stay posted for our Grand Opening announcements! WEST COAST CUSTOMERS can now receive all our terrific olde good things delivered to your doorstep. Find out about our containers leaving on a monthly basis from our National Warehouse in Scranton to our new downtown LA location.

We're starting our fall busy season this month - so take a look at our show schedule and see if we'll be in your area. Just finished the fall Brimfield and are currently at Roundtop, TX - come see all our great finds!

We're getting known as the leading architectural salvage company in the United States - many facilities managers and building owners have been calling us to sell us salvage rights to their buildings prior to interior or complete demolition of properties. We offer competitive prices for salvage rights as well as have a fully insured, experienced staff who safely and carefully remove architectural elements.





 Tip of the Month: Should you really buy lighting that needs to be rewired?
Don't be afraid of buying antique lighting that needs to be rewired.

Ever shy away from buying old lights which need to be rewired or electrified? The truth behind it - is its not really all that complicated or expensive. As a matter of fact it could run you less than $50 to rewire a simple pendant light or single bulb fixture. It does get a little more costly when wiring a 12 arm chandelier - as each arm needs to be wired. Generally if you pay someone to do this for you - it will run you somewhere between $30-$50 for a single light - or you can do it yourself for around $10. It may take you a little more time and effort to have your light rewired, but you then have the privilege of having the original look with the antique patina that even when replicated isn't quite the same. We have many original lighting fixtures at our New York location and online on our web store for you to choose from and personnel to assist with any questions that you may have.
Related Links

Here you can find a renovators guide to lighting specialists who can aid you in renewing antique lighting to today's standards.


One long time Olde Good Things customer loves our stuff so much.. she wants us to sell out of the backyard of her antique shop. Come see us October 23rd at Black Eyed Susan's Antiques in Yardley, PA. Thanks to all our repeat dealer customers we've become more and more known for our many architectural treasures.

Many thanks to our valued repeat Olde Good Things customers, we appreciate your patronage!



 About Us
Olde Good Things is your one-stop source for authentic architectural antiques. Visit us Online, in our 4-floor NYC Showroom, or at our 135,000 sq. ft. Scranton, PA Warehouse!  12,000 SF Showroom/Warehouse in LA, California. You’ll find… 

All varieties of Antique Wood Flooring to choose from, including Heart-pine and Red or White Oak, expertly milled and planed to precise specifications.
Over 2,000 Interior and Exterior Doors IN STOCK!
Original Antique Hardware and Fixtures.
Furniture and Lighting.
Vast array of Iron Balconies and Gates.
Marble and Wooden Fireplace Mantels.
Garden Ornaments and Fountains.
Tin Panels and Tin & Copper Mirrors.
Terra Cotta and Ornamental Ceramics.
Rare Handpicked Finds!!!

See our previous newsletter for more interesting information.... 



Tell us what you need and we'll see if we can find it for you. Understand that what is listed on our web site is not even 25% of our complete inventory.
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