Tube Socks and Perille Corkscrews

When I first moved to Chicago, I would ask people where to go flea marketing.  The responses varied, but usually would include some caveat about the tube socks.  Something to the effect of, a couple of antique dealers and lots of tube socks.  Or, you don’t need to go there it’s mostly newer crap and tube socks…

But, what if I am in the market for some tube socks…surely there are people who ardently looking for the striped elasticized footwear…

That said, I went to one of the tubesock-flea markets today.  And, those that told me about the items I would find were completely right.  But, hidden amongs the sock dealers, cell phone sellers, and beef jerky hawkers, there was one woman with some vintage and antique items.  I glanced at her wares, and then I saw a helix.   I picked up the item, haggled her down to a staggering 5 dollars, and walked out with my Perille direct pull t corkscrew.