Antedating of Flea Market

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Jul 8 11:09:30 UTC 2008

OED and MW11 both have 1922.

N'archive has _Janesville(WI) Gazette_  4 November 1891 p, 3/4

  "Near the Barriere de Montreuil, in Paris, they have sales of odds and ends known as the "flea market."  A woman recently bought a dilapidated old mattress and, cutting it open, found 14,000 francs in gold."

Sam Clements

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