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Thrift store treasures: Decanters, clogs and train set among Steveston gems

There are some amazing finds at the Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary's Thrift Shop

You’re just never quite sure what’s going to come out of the donation bag at a thrift store.

The dedicated team of volunteers at the Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary's Thrift Shop in Steveston is no different.

They regularly pull some absolute treasures out of the donation bags, not least last week, where a cut glass decanter set, vintage clogs and an unopened electric train set were among the unearthed gems.

The Chatham Street store posted the items on its social media pages, with the silver-rimmed decanters selling for $65.

The circa 1970’s size seven Famolare clogs are apparently from Italy and, although having a few flaws, are in decent condition.

They, too, are priced at $65.

There’s also a very cool Molson Canadian gumball machine and the aforementioned unused Baghmann electric train set, which is going for $75.