Showing posts from February, 2013


By Sharon Wolff I grew up watching Clint Eastwood movies and have been observing his head for two years. Mr. Eastwood resided high upon a shelf in Stan's booth at Wolff's Flea Market, Palatine. He appeared to be a creation by an unknown sculptor that I believe captured his calm and self-confident persona. Just kind of hanging around, perhaps a little dusty as funky like other funky flea market treasures. Just waiting for the right buyer, any buyer. Passers by may or may not have noticed him. But I saw him. In fact he inspired me to create the SIMPLY HEADS facebook photo collection. Every time I passed him, I thought, "Yup, that's Clint, he still there, his fixed stern gaze perhaps guarding Stan's antiques and collectibles booth. No one would mess with Clint Eastwood. So, imagine my wonder when I saw one of our more colorful shoppers, Mark casually carrying Clint off into the sunset. Well, not really the sunset, just up and down the Palatine aisles and int


COUNTERFEITS FROM OVERSEAS WHO IS CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION?  Sharon Wolff  Quotes from the source: “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) keeps foreign pirated and counterfeit goods from being imported to the United States.” “The trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threatens America’s innovation economy, the competitiveness of our businesses, the livelihoods of U.S. workers, and, in some cases, national security and the health and safety of consumers. The trade in these illegitimate goods is associated with smuggling and other criminal activities, and often funds criminal enterprises. CBP protects businesses and consumers every day through an aggressive IPR enforcement program. CBP targets and seizes imports of counterfeit and pirated goods, and enforces exclusion orders on patent-infringing and other IPR violative goods.” That said, we respond wi

National Flea Market Association Conference

TROPICANA HOTEL, LAS VEGAS FEBRUARY 4-6, 2013 Wolff's 2013 NFMA Conference Crew Wolff's Flea Market is a member of the National Flea Market Association (NFMA) . This organization "exists to serve the public interest and to benefit the flea market industry by fostering high standards of business conduct which merits public trust". ( ) Trademark Panel Discussion This annual conference is open to the owners, managers and staff of flea markets across America. The conference includes two days of educational sessions led by professionals and market representatives. We were all able to glean information useful to our businesses regarding social media,  customer relations,  advertising, networking and more. It is a  wonderful venue for us to share expertise and experiences. We can always learn from each other! Read more about the NFMA HERE Flea market lovers can also follow the NFMA facebook fan page HERE This