Treasure hunting

Flea markets provide a choice venue for thrifty shoppers and shrewd collectors.

It is still dark as you shut the tailgate on your truck; pack a bag with a tape measure, plastic bags and a bunch of $5 bills; and scribble a list of needs and wants. Up at dawn is the first step to prepare for an all-day flea market search, but know-how is the key to finding exactly what you are looking for