Flea market vendors reveal their prized possessions

Suzette Cook, Reporter

Wally Hill has a 200-pound anvil complete with tools sitting in the back of his pickup truck parked at booth No. 4. It only that took four people to move. For a mere $450 it could be yours.

More than 100 vendors man their booths throughout the rows of spaces inside and outside at the Chiefland Farmers Flea Market every week. Ask then what their prized possession are and you might be surprised.

More than 15 years ago, Vendor Richard Bograd won a turn-of-the-century rocking horse at an auction in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bograd, who moved here 40 years from New Hampshire, says the ride made of solid wood and measuring 48 inches toe to toe is a rare piece of Americana.

He left the horse in original condition, but said a buyer could update the markings. “I figured somebody might want to redo it.”

He has four booth spaces, 46-49, with jewelry on one side and collectibles on the other. Hanging overhead is a bicycle built for two that Bograd said isn’t really for sale because, “he’s looking for someone to ride it with.”