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SecondMoonshot Store Update - November 24, 2022

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Zabrina reminded me I haven’t done a blog post in a bit, so figured a general update would be good. We are going through a devastating loss which occurred mid-October and finding it difficult to get back into pretty much everything. Bear with us. I am doing a consignment for a neighbor with a lot of baseball memorabilia and vintage comic books. Pretty much all listed and sales of the comics has been off the charts. This should motivate me to list some more of my own collection.  I have made an agreement with a local vintage and antique store to co-sell all shippable inventory on eBay. This gives me a great opportunity to get a lot of high quality listings out, with no overhead but only a portion of the profits. Excited to see how it works out. There are a few other opportunities we are looking at which I will share at a later date. Still trying to grow the art and custom framing business, have a handful of paying projects I am working on, and offering exceptional deals on framing throu

Day Trip - Cape Fear Kite Festival in Cape Fear (Kure Beach), NC

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Today, Zabrina and I decided to take a day trip to Cape Fear for the Kite Festival. The drive was about 2.5 hours and we arrived at about 10.30. The web site stated this is “the last professional kite event of the season”, I wasn’t even aware one could make a career of flying kites or perhaps I would have selected this one the eBay thing.   The wind was a little too weak for the really big kites to come out and play and never really picked up as the day progressed, although some good efforts. There were tons of people, a band and food and brewery trucks and tents. Around 1pm, we opted to head to Wilmington and walk around, a great coastal college town. We pulled up our bar stools at Anne Bonny’s for some cocktails and food. It’s basically a bar and grill on a permanently docked old ferry. The vibe was casual, food and drinks good and just what we were looking for. A good day, we needed that. John

SecondMoonshot takes a Cat Nap (lingering effects of COVID)

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We were lucky enough to get COVID this week and lets just say it was not asymptomatic. Mostly all ok now, but just to be on the safe side, Sydney and I took a well needed cat nap after hitting a few estate sales. John

Custom Picture Framing Portfolio - Volume #4

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Here is the third volume of framing projects, a continuation of  Volume #3 . For pricing information, go  here . I got these 2 pictures from an estate sale (might have gotten the Ronald Williams one at OMT Auction). I did a refresh on them both.  Ronald Williams, Historic Wilmington on the Cape Fear is a signed and numbered print. While the frame was good along with glazing, pretty much had to redo the rest. Cut new double mat for it on some colors I had around, added a Foam Core backing, dust cover, and added proper hardware to it.  For sale on eBay here . The B. Cummings, Spring Fever was generally OK, but the glass was dirty on the inside, so disassembled, cleaned glass and added fresh dust cover and probably used existing hardware it had.  For sale on eBay here . I picked up 2 Bob Rankin posters and found they were signed at an estate sale (from Sort it Out, good people). A friend and repeat customer bought it and had me frame it. She likes metal frames, but decided to upgrade to a