April 26, 2022

More Photos from the Great American Tag Sale

Do you know... what we call today's tag sale actually started in the early 1800s?

That's right, shipping yards often sold unclaimed cargo and other warehouse items off the docks as part of "rommage" and later "rummage" sales. These sales were also conducted out of churches and other community areas to raise money for various charities. In the 1950s and 1960s, families began holding sales out of their garages and yards in an effort to get rid of "no longer used" belongings. My Great American Tag Sale, which was held in a back field of my Bedford, New York farm, was a large version of one of these fun traditional events - shoppers mingled, stories were shared, and many, many treasures were found.

Everyone had such a good time. Here are more photos, enjoy!