September 3, 2015


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Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including plastic Disney character cups from 1980's.   (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a sneaker phone.  (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Richard 'Thirsty' Copet runs Thirsty's Flea Market and its retro lunch counter. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
John McGowan and his partner opened Vinyl Villains at Thirsty's in 2012. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Ed Boyechko sells die-cast cars and sports collector items.  (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a dictaphone, a voice-recording device, from the 1930's that was used in court rooms.  (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Bill Marce began renting a booth at the flea market in April. He collected coins and tin advertising signs for years before deciding to sell off the items. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including this Pepsi Cola chalk board.   (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including various vintage tin cans.    (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a vintage toaster.
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a shower light that uses mineral oil.   (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including vintage roller skates.   (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a picture phone. It was probably used in schools similar to a projector. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods.
John McGowan and his partner opened Vinyl Villains at Thirsty's in 2012. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including plastic Disney character cups from 1980's. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a sneaker phone. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Richard 'Thirsty' Copet runs Thirsty's Flea Market and its retro lunch counter. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
John McGowan and his partner opened Vinyl Villains at Thirsty's in 2012. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Ed Boyechko sells die-cast cars and sports collector items. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a dictaphone, a voice-recording device, from the 1930's that was used in court rooms. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Bill Marce began renting a booth at the flea market in April. He collected coins and tin advertising signs for years before deciding to sell off the items. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including this Pepsi Cola chalk board. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including various vintage tin cans. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a vintage toaster.
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a shower light that uses mineral oil. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including vintage roller skates. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods, including a picture phone. It was probably used in schools similar to a projector. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Thirsty's Flea Market at 1111 Ellice Ave. has eclectic vintage goods.
John McGowan and his partner opened Vinyl Villains at Thirsty's in 2012. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

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