We went out to Silverton to see if there was good vintage hunting and we hit silver and gold.
(No puns here!) They had vintage vinyl LPs, too! When we walked into the Silver Wolf Shop we started to look around and everything our eyes set upon was special. There were Native American silver and turquoise pieces, sterling rings and a solid sterling platter. Shelves of silver and gold coins with collectible proof sets, rolled collectible coins, and more.
The storefront window had glass cubby shelves filled with unusual collectible items and decor. Then we looked up.
To our happy surprise we found an entire wall of curated rare and collectible vinyl LPs. Most were either factory sealed, or were first pressings. We saw the Cars’ “Candy O”, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, The Rolling Stones’ “Sticky Fingers” – in the original jacket with the zipper. They also had a mint copy of “Some Girls”. There was Jethro Tull and so many others. All in perfect condition.
Bambi, one of the owners explained the twin focus of the shop to us: Sterling silver and gold jewelry on the left side, gold and silver collectible coins – and that wall of vinyl – on the right. Pretty straightforward. The big storefront window with the glass cubby shelves is a constantly rotating selection of decor, collectibles, and some very rare items.
The gold and silver coins were exceptional.
Proof silver sets of dollar coins lined the lower shelves. Rolled and stacked gold were on the upper shelves. many looked in “never touched” condition. All were in holders or plastic cases. They are the main focus of the shop’s other owner – Bambi’s husband. I must say he surely is as informed about his side of the shop’s inventory as she is about her’s.
In the big window were miniature clay dolls, some articulated that measured about an inch in length.
I wondered if one of them was a ‘baby’ from a New Orleans’ King cake (whoever gets the baked-in baby has to bring the cake to the party at next year’s Epiphany party) But Bambi didn’t think so and pointed out a few things in that regard. So knowledgable she was about everything in their inventory. Then there was this large solid sterling silver platter. Not a tray – far to thick and heavy. Home decor items filled out the entire window. She said it constantly rotates as the items sell quickly in that space… You know the rule: If you like it, buy it because it won’t be there next time you visit!
All together The Silver Wolf Shop is an eyefull. All in a very tidy store with friendly staff. We’re stopping in next time we hit Silverton!