Went to Houma and Thibodaux, LA on Saturday, and hit a few places in southern MS on Sunday. Not much luck.
West Main Antiques in Thibodaux was going out of business with a 65% off sale, but no iron to be had. Further north, Angela's was already closed for good. A shopper at West Main said the flea market on Tunnel in Houma was also going out of business, so we headed there.
On the way, we spotted Imperial Flea Market on the bayou side of West Main, and stopped. Some rough Magnalite, but that was about it.
Continuing on to Uptown Antiques Downtown Flea-Market, we found it well on the way to being gone. One vendor took my $5 offer on an unmarked but nice senior size corn stick pan. Another told us a vendor who had a lot of iron had already vacated the day before.
First on Sunday was Menge Ave Flea Market in Pass Christian, MS. Only one vendor with any iron, mostly Lodge and imports. A crud covered smooth bottom skillet looked like it had potential, large pour spouts, early style handle, so I risked $10.
Down the road a couple miles was Iron Magnolia Antiques. A couple of pieces, but only one of interest, a #7 Griswold Iron Mountain long griddle, very clean, nearly mint. Tag read, "$120 book, $65 firm" I hadn't brought my BB and RB, so I didn't even ask, but $65 seemed high. When I got home, latest BB confirmed $35, so was glad I passed.
Heading north to Highway 49 Flea Market south of Hattiesburg, where I thought had potential, proved disappointing. Mostly a lot of junk, and only one vendor with any iron. An arc logo Lodge #8 skillet was the only piece of interest, but it was badly warped.
Decided to head back south via I-59, but continued on towards Hattiesburg, and saw Marketplace Antiques, so decided to stop. The place is so huge, you could spend a couple of days looking at everything. A few pieces of iron here and there, mostly rusty, all overpriced. Wagner Junior size corn stick pans $38; Wagner Sidney -O- #3 skillets $25. One unmarked Wagner DO lid made from the old Griswold low dome pattern was tempting, but $12 seemed better saved for something else.