Thrift stores are veritable treasure troves for cool old goodies, intriguing ancient valuables, and things that will make you mumble ‘What in God’s name is that thing’ to yourself or shout ‘I must have this! Now! Cashier, take my money!’

The Facebook group ‘Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared’ serves as a central hub for weird and awesome photos from thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales. We’ve collected some of the most interesting pics of secondhand things that people found, so scroll down and feast your eyes on a buffet of strangeness. Remember to upvote your faves and share the weirdest things with your friends.

We at Bored Panda absolutely love thrift store finds and we hope you do as well. So when you’re done looking through this list, you’re cordially invited to check out our previous collections of great things found in thrift stores right here, here, here, and here. And we wouldn’t want this post right here to be left out either, right?

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#1

Stumbled On This At A Yard Sale In Pa I Almost Crashed And Couldn’t Turn Around Fast Enough Lol, I Lucked Out It Fits Perfect!

Stumbled On This At A Yard Sale In Pa I Almost Crashed And Couldn’t Turn Around Fast Enough Lol, I Lucked Out It Fits Perfect!

Mike Witkowski Report

Nini Meow 1 week ago

Omg! Like it's made for you.

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My Sister And I Were Shopping At Our Local Thrift Store, And I Bought A Bag Of Random Gift Tags In Which I Found This Angel Drawn By My Dear Childhood Friend

My Sister And I Were Shopping At Our Local Thrift Store, And I Bought A Bag Of Random Gift Tags In Which I Found This Angel Drawn By My Dear Childhood Friend

One of my best friends in elementary school was a precious girl who had cystic fibrosis. After 7th grade she moved out of state, and I heard the next year that she had passed away. I was heart broken. After she moved, we lost touch and I didn’t get to say good bye. Years later, as an adult, my sister and I were shopping at our local thrift store, and I bought a bag of random gift tags in which I found this angel drawn by my dear childhood friend

It had her name and the city she’d moved to printed on the back. I was stunned and overwhelmed that it found it’s way to me. It will always be my best find

Heidi Fitzgibbon Report

Marshmallow 1 week ago

Damn...

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#3

Found A Cat Sized Tiara For My Princess

Found A Cat Sized Tiara For My Princess

WeirdSecondhandFinds Report

Beatrice Alighieri 1 week ago

She's so adorable I booped the picture

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If you care about the planet and if protecting the environment is a priority of yours, you can’t go wrong with shopping secondhand. You’re not only saving Planet Earth, you’re also saving money when you choose to reuse instead of buying new. So if money is tight or you’re saving up for a big purchase, going for secondhand clothes can be one of the ways that you can save quite a bit of cash.

#4

A Few Years Ago I Stumbled Upon A Young Woman’s Personal Travel Journal From 1926 Belonging To Mrs.virginia H Mayfield, The Very First Female Judge In The State Of Alabama

A Few Years Ago I Stumbled Upon A Young Woman’s Personal Travel Journal From 1926 Belonging To Mrs.virginia H Mayfield, The Very First Female Judge In The State Of Alabama

WeirdSecondhandFinds Report

ADHORTATOR 1 week ago

I am jealous.... fantastic find

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#5

Great Find By My Daughter, 1902 Print Of All Is Vanity!!! Just In Time For Tricks And Treats

Great Find By My Daughter, 1902 Print Of All Is Vanity!!! Just In Time For Tricks And Treats

Catherine Nicely Thoman Report

Raine Soo 1 week ago

How delightfully creepy.

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#6

I Found My Mug At A Yardsale And The Hat At A Thrift Store On The Same Weekend

I Found My Mug At A Yardsale And The Hat At A Thrift Store On The Same Weekend

Scott Leak Report

JeffC 1 week ago (edited)

This is one awesome "mug shot" haha!

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What’s more, when you’re reusing something, that means that you’re not buying something that has to be made half a world away and then transported to your local mall. Less waste. Less fuss.

There’s also an unexpected benefit of buying secondhand: you form communities based on shared values. After all, you’re literally walking around in someone else’s shoes, you start caring about them and about your other neighbors. It also encourages you to share with others, to recycle, to communicate, to give others that which you yourself might not need but that they really would love to have. In other words, you become an active member of a brand new flourishing community.

#7

It's Home! And Matches My Doodles. Thanks Again, Weirdos

It's Home! And Matches My Doodles. Thanks Again, Weirdos

Sarah Smith Report

Incognito 1 week ago

nice doodles!

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#8

Found The Coolest Brooch Of All Time In An Antique Store In Boise, Idaho

Found The Coolest Brooch Of All Time In An Antique Store In Boise, Idaho

Andrea Jasso Report

Michelle Muirhead 1 week ago

I’d have that.

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#9

Yasssss! Finially Something Post Worthy! A Teal Triceratops Purse You Guys!

Yasssss! Finially Something Post Worthy! A Teal Triceratops Purse You Guys!

‎Samie Mae‎ Report

Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

I would've loved this as a kid

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#10

My Weirdly Beautiful Find

My Weirdly Beautiful Find

Angel Trudeau Report

Kaisu 1 week ago

This one is gorgeous, I wonder if it's handmade!

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#11

My Cat Did Not Love It

My Cat Did Not Love It

Maddie McShinsky Report

MagicalUnicorn 1 week ago

sleep with one eye open

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#12

Found A New Container For All My Arsenic!

Found A New Container For All My Arsenic!

Laura Jean Report

Phoebe Bean 1 week ago

A "cheerful" container, with butterflies and all!

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#13

Something Unique And Technically Second- Hand I Thought This Group Would Enjoy. My Grandmother Made Me This Button Tree Pillow In 2001 (She Passed In 2003)

Something Unique And Technically Second- Hand I Thought This Group Would Enjoy. My Grandmother Made Me This Button Tree Pillow In 2001 (She Passed In 2003)

The letter reads: dear Jennifer, this is a special button tree. The top button on the left is from the army uniform that your great-grandfather (my father, Oscar Anderson) wore while he was fighting in WWI - 1918. The top button on the right is from the navy uniform that your grandfather wore while he was serving aboard the USS Sproston dd 577 (a destroyer) during WWII - 1944-45. The other buttons on the tree are from my mother’s button box. The tiny ones may have been on some of my baby clothes (which makes them real antiques)! In those days you saved the buttons from the clothing you were throwing away. Love, grandma

Jennifer Meese Becker Report

Jagdwurst 1 week ago

This is lovely :)

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#14

I Found The Same Ken Doll They Based Ken Off Of From Toy Story 3 At Goodwill Today. Best Find Of The Year!

I Found The Same Ken Doll They Based Ken Off Of From Toy Story 3 At Goodwill Today. Best Find Of The Year!

Chelsea Ward‎ Report

Kaisu 1 week ago

I didn't know they based toy story Ken on a specific Ken, that's so cool!

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#15

If Only I Had A Place To Store Him After Halloween! I Would So Take Him Home To Put Coming Out Of My Woods To Scare The Crap Out Of People Driving By

If Only I Had A Place To Store Him After Halloween! I Would So Take Him Home To Put Coming Out Of My Woods To Scare The Crap Out Of People Driving By

Betty Miller Report

Raine Soo 1 week ago

He should also be able to keep burglars at bay.

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#16

I Work For Kdot And Sometimes We Have To Go Pick Up Roadkill, Tire Scabs, Mattresses... You Name It. Today I Hit The Jackpot!! And No You Can't Have It. It's Alllllll Mine!! Haha. Kansas

I Work For Kdot And Sometimes We Have To Go Pick Up Roadkill, Tire Scabs, Mattresses... You Name It. Today I Hit The Jackpot!! And No You Can't Have It. It's Alllllll Mine!! Haha. Kansas

Rodney Wright‎ Report

Sunzilla 1 week ago

Tire scabs... Huh. Didn't know there was a name for those ... things.

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#17

Thought I Was Grabbing A Plain Black T-Shirt For Work, But What I Got Was A Mobile Puppet Show

Thought I Was Grabbing A Plain Black T-Shirt For Work, But What I Got Was A Mobile Puppet Show

My kids love it. $2 at salvation army in Mchenry IL. They had two left.

Lenny Danger Reed Report

Carmen Honacker 1 week ago

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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#18

Found This Little Gem Today In A Antique Store

Found This Little Gem Today In A Antique Store

Troy Gleason Report

Rowlie 1 week ago

Don't judge by the looks, he is just a soft romantic inside

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#19

Weirdest But Cutest Measuring Cups Ever

Weirdest But Cutest Measuring Cups Ever

Kacey Lee Wood Report

Lisa loves cats 1 week ago

I NEED THESE!!!

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#20

My Mom Found Three Porch Gargoyles At A Barn Sale. One Of Them Rode Shotgun With Me Back To North Dakota From Idaho... A Little Too Chatty, But Great Company

My Mom Found Three Porch Gargoyles At A Barn Sale. One Of Them Rode Shotgun With Me Back To North Dakota From Idaho... A Little Too Chatty, But Great Company

Ame Watkins Trull Report

Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

Probably made a few drivers look twice

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#21

Found These Babies At A Flea Market Last Week. Secondhand Lamps With Real Xray Lampshades. They Obvs Came Home With Me

Found These Babies At A Flea Market Last Week. Secondhand Lamps With Real Xray Lampshades. They Obvs Came Home With Me

Lyssa Davidson Report

Chuck 1 week ago

Those are great, no bones about it

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#22

I'm So Happy! I've Wanted One Forever And Found This For $22

I'm So Happy! I've Wanted One Forever And Found This For $22

Sandra Conner Report

Krazy Kanuck 1 week ago

The magic of Mushrooms...

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#23

Does A Shrimpy Travel Pillow Count As A Weird Secondhand Find?

Does A Shrimpy Travel Pillow Count As A Weird Secondhand Find?

John Carroll Report

ADHORTATOR 1 week ago

it does!

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#24

After 15 Years Of Marriage I Was Looking For Some Inspiration To Cook A New Romantic Dinner For My Husband

After 15 Years Of Marriage I Was Looking For Some Inspiration To Cook A New Romantic Dinner For My Husband

Cleo Pedemonte Report

Rowlie 1 week ago

on the back there should be Adele Hello from the other side

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#25

Just In Time For Halloween - Found This Sad Composition Baby Doll At A Great Thrift Store In Salem, Ma And Saturday I Found The Perfect Dress (At St. Vincent Du Paul) So I Could Match Her

Just In Time For Halloween - Found This Sad Composition Baby Doll At A Great Thrift Store In Salem, Ma And Saturday I Found The Perfect Dress (At St. Vincent Du Paul) So I Could Match Her

House in the background is: Buhl mansion guesthouse & Spa in Sharon, PA. You can stay there and it’s really gorgeous

Beckie-Ann Galentine Report

Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

I love the dress!

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#26

So I Found The Holy Grail For Every Lady On A Budget... Heels That Go With Everything

So I Found The Holy Grail For Every Lady On A Budget... Heels That Go With Everything

Please excuse my foot fog, these shoes have like three tiny vent holes in them. I can't wait to wear obnoxious socks with them

Alexandra Miller Report

K. Blanchette 1 week ago

All fun and games till your feet get sweaty and fog up the inside :P

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#27

This Is My Favorite Yard Sale Find Ever! His Name Is Earl. I Got Him Five Or Six Years Ago At A Hoarders Yard Sale Along With Some Doc Martens And A Lava Lamp

This Is My Favorite Yard Sale Find Ever! His Name Is Earl. I Got Him Five Or Six Years Ago At A Hoarders Yard Sale Along With Some Doc Martens And A Lava Lamp

He'd been hanging on my living room wall at my old place for years. That is, until my husband made me take him down because he didn't think potential buyers would appreciate my dark decorating style. Well, we sold the house and I'd been begging my husband to bring earl home for months, but he was one of the first things to be put into storage, so he was buried pretty deep. Well, he finally made it to our new house today and he's proudly hanging above the fireplace, where he'll stay for years to come. To answer some questions, Earl is a thick plastic, he has the artists name engraved on the side, I looked him up once, he's worth about $200, but I'd never dream of selling him. I do decorate him for parties and holidays, he's puked streamers, blown up balloons, worn santa hats and bunny ears among other things. I usually try to match him to whatever my headless mannequin (deidre) is wearing. He doesn't glow in the dark. He does have an Adam's apple, it just doesn't protrude very far. He's always reminded me of Maynard Mames Keanan more than flea though

Heather DeMougin Report

Raine Soo 1 week ago

Are you sure it's not embodying some sort of poltergeist?

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#28

They Say Art Gives Voice To Our Dreams... Still At The St. Charles, Il Salvation Army If You Want To Get It For Yourself

They Say Art Gives Voice To Our Dreams... Still At The St. Charles, Il Salvation Army If You Want To Get It For Yourself

Rebecca Miller Report

Misty Suarez-Forehand 1 week ago

I would have got it

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#29

Denim In The Front (Not Stretchy, Just Regular Denim!) And Joggers In The Back

Denim In The Front (Not Stretchy, Just Regular Denim!) And Joggers In The Back

Jennifer Kelly Report

ThymeGarden 1 week ago

Pants mullet.

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#30

These Appeared Brand New

These Appeared Brand New

Stacy Beahan Report

Cesar Grossmann 1 week ago

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned..."

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