Marco Pimentel got into the vintage and antiques business through an old girlfriend. "She'd want to go out to one of these places at 6 am. I hated it. But then over time I'd see some things I liked and dealers would ask if they could buy my finds from me. People said I had a good eye."
Fast forward 11 years and Marco has a booth filled with interesting things and lots of questions from browsers.
Marco says, "It is a fun job. You get to tell stories about where things came from, and people tell you their own stories. It's a history lesson. I love it."
One of Marco's specialities is vintage signs...
And he also showed us a prop replica of the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol that was used as the basis for Han Solo's gun in Star Wars.
And then we lingered over this childhood memory:
All in one booth! Stop by to see Marco at The Flea next weekend. He's got stories and he wants to hear yours!