i'm not a fanatical collector of anything but i there are a couple of things i keep a thrifting eye out for:
always, always, these Dean's Gift Books or any illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. my collection is slowly growing!
having only books and the outdoors for entertainment as a child, i very clearly remember staring for long hours at these illustrations. i haven't encountered any other illustrator that stimulates such brilliant imagination as these twin sisters do.
i especially remember being captivated by this illustration...?
what do you always look for when thrifting/op-shopping?