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We were traveling with IT and MW in Copenhagen and they love flea markets and antique stores. The last time we traveled together we went to the flea markets at the Porte de Clignancourt (Les Puces) in Paris – see earlier post here.

Our last post here showed some of IT’s purchases, and here are some more, including MW’s collection.

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MW is interested in antique eyewear.

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The translucent frame of this pair of sunglasses is made with turtle shell and the lens with a mineral, possibly mica.

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Foldable opera glasses (?)

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Spring-loaded to unfold. Pretty cool, huh.

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One of these we believe is IT’s purchase.

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A ram-like candle holder.

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MW is into transportation. A model of a three-wheeled car made by Messerschmitt – a famous German World War II aircraft manufacturer.

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Lada, Fiat 124 ? (the tray belongs to the apartment, the graphic pattern came from the same era)

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MW is also interested in musical instrument.

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An ex-guitar player’s purchase.

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Happy hunting, and not too cumbersome to take home.

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We came to Copenhagen from Berlin after the Champions League 2015 Final (see earlier post here). The Final was held in the Olympiastadion, the original stadium used for the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games.

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In 1936, the Olympic Games were held under the direction of Hitler who exploited it for Nazi propaganda purposes. IT picked up this official souvenir book about the 1936 games from a flea market in Berlin.

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The book was in excellent condition despite its age.  The photographs in the book were not printed directly on the paper. Instead, each photograph is an original and glued on top of the page next to the text.

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James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was a black American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist at this event. At the time in the US, the blacks and whites were segregated. There were controversies around the fact that Hilter avoided shaking his hand after he won the gold medals. Well, there is proof in this book that at least his achievements were etched in stone.






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