May 15, 2016

Black Diamonds Aren't Forever

Black Diamond Antiques & Collectibles
Schuylkill Mall - Frackville, PA
Photo Album / Video
This store truly was a treasure.  Going to Black Diamond was like walking through 50,000 square feet of eBay.  I've seen a little of everything here: records, VHS tapes, video games, toys, comics, advertising signs, arcade machines, even phone booths from the early 20th century.  The store was broken up into over a hundred separate booths.  Some of them had a theme, like vintage music or collectibles.  Others were a random assortment that looked more like a yard sale.  Just about every booth had pretty cool stuff, most of which was less expensive than buying it online.  It's the kind of place you could spend a full day just walking around, even if you didn't buy anything.  Sadly, after 14 years, they are closing for good at the end of the day.

For some reason, Black Diamond was really touchy about cameras, but I managed to take about 300 photos and a video walk-through to share, so at least some small parts of this incredible store can live on.