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anyone remember the swap shop?

 
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jcowjonz



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: anyone remember the swap shop? Reply with quote

I lived on Windover Ave Vienna. In the early 60s there was a Swapshop in Vienna (don't remember the exact location) but the guy wouldn't sell anything for cash only trade stuff. We as kids would go and play in the peddel cars he had.
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dt
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site! Do you remember the name of the Swap and Shop?
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jcowjonz



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject: Swap shop Reply with quote

as far as I know it was only called The Swap Shop
From an article.....
Economist Henry H. Ware, 90, Dies; Founded Fairfax Bartering Service That Was Copied Widely
From: The Washington Post | Date: May 27, 1999 | Author: Claudia Levy

Henry Holdship Ware, 90, an economist who founded a bartering service in Fairfax County that was copied elsewhere in the world, died of a heart attack May 21 at Reston Hospital. He lived in Reston.

Dr. Ware began Useful Services Exchange in 1975, basing it on the barter concept used in his wife's business, the Vienna Swap Shop. Participants in the service, now limited largely to western Fairfax County, exchange a range of services, from dog-walking to legal help.

Dr. Ware helped spread the concept elsewhere in the country and abroad. He wrote several books on bartering, including the "Barter ...
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Polkat



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was another swap shop at Ballie's Crossroads in the early-mid sixties. It was located in what was once a little white church, on the north side of Rt.7, heading west from the crossroads. Don't remember the name, but they would swap, or buy or sell.

I traded a lot of stuff there.
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TakeMeBack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was pretty common in the 80s for drive in theatres to have swap shops on weekend days.
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Jeff Green



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went there with my mother in the early to mid 60,s.
Her name is Effie Green and we lived on Flint Hill Ct. in Vienna
The swap shop burned down becouse a young boy set it on fire maybe with fireworks.
I can not remember if it reopened after the fire.
We went there about twice a month, it was full of neat stuff!
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