Thursday, October 30, 2008
HUNTINGTON, NY'S LEGENDARY JUST KIDS NOSTALGIA TO CLOSE ITS DOORS
This is a true heartbreak to hear, as someone who has enjoyed going to this store for many, many years. Anyone who is a collector of anything from rare records to old toys to weird film posters to cereal box tops to old TV Guides, this is truly a sad piece of news. Below is the press release I just received from the store's owner, Ken Farrell. -Ed.
WEBSITE: JUSTKIDSNOSTALGIA.COM · EMAIL: INFO@JUSTKIDSNOSTALGIA.COM · PHONE: 631-423-8449
Just Kids to Close Huntington Store
Just Kids Nostalgia of Huntington, NY will soon close its doors. For more than 30 years, collectors have come to Long Island’s north shore to find that elusive collectible –whether it be a scarce TV character figure, a favorite LP from their youth, or a vintage movie poster. I have made the difficult decision to close the retail operation. Over the last ten years or so the collector's market has changed a lot, and it’s only natural that we change too. It’s important for our base of collectors to realize that we are not going out of business, but just changing the way we operate.
It’s said when one door closes, another opens, and this is certainly the case for collectors and dealers who want to take the opportunity to participate in the closing. Literally tens of thousands of vintage collectibles will be sold in the coming weeks, all at huge discounts. Anyone who has seen our store, knows that it’s bursting at the seams. We are going to start sorting through piles, boxes, shelves and drawers that are filled with material that has been stashed away for, in some cases, over a dozen years."
Items to be sold individually or in groups and lots include LP’s, movie posters, thousands of vintage comic books, miscellaneous paper, more than 200 drawers filled with an amazing selection of "smalls," autographs, rock promo posters (tons of Beatles!), movie books, pinbacks, political items, vintage clothing, cereal prizes, original illustration art, toys, games and much, much more.
This is not your every-day sale, and it is important that we clear the store of all items. There is no offer that we will not give serious consideration to. Whether an offer for one piece, for selections and groups, or for the entire store contents, we are ready to deal.
This sale will open to the public beginning at 10AM on Saturday, November 1st, and will continue until everything is sold. To start, all records and movie posters will be sold at half-price, everything else will be 25%-75% off. Dealers and collectors who want the best selection, should keep in mind that new material will be put out on a regular basis. What you don't see on a Monday may very well be there on Tuesday!
Thousands of Records and Movie Posters 50% off. Top grade collector's vinyl in all catagories. Rock, Jazz, Soundtracks, Soul, Reggae, Folk. Movie posters from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s plus recent releases. Vintage toys, lunch boxes, advertising, cereal boxes, rock promo posters. (Beatles, etc) Thousands of movie promo buttons, political buttons, bubble gum cards, sports memorabilia. 5,000 Silver Age comic books at $5.00 each, 1200 vintage movie books at $6.00 each. World's Fair, Autographs, Rock Memorabilia..We have a lot of Stuff.
After more than 30 years in Huntington, it’s going to be a bitter-sweet time for me, I've met literally hundreds, maybe thousands of collectors over the years and made many friends. But it’s time for a change, and I am looking forward to seeing some old faces in the coming weeks. Please stop in to say hello if you are in town.
Thank you for your support over the years,