Best '30s, '40s, and '50s Collectibles - 2001
"Send lawyers, guns, and money, the shit has hit the fan!" reads Barry Jetter's business card above the appellation "Chrome King." Owned and operated by a self-described former member of corporate America, GENERAL NITEMARE's amazing, quality collection may look junky from the outside, but ask for just about anything, and the remarkable Jetter will fish it out of the crowded pile and personally refinish it for you. Among other items, I bought an affordable Heywood-Wakefield '40s vanity with a center glass slab ("good for doing lines," as Barry pointed out), which he delivered to my place for free in his beat-up van. Plus, he threw in an antique eggbeater!