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Lara Spencer holds candy dish she discovered in (Credit: Linda Rosier)

Lara Spencer holds candy dish she discovered in the basement of a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012).

Lara Spencer bargain hunts at tag sales

Lara Spencer -- formerly of "Antiques Roadshow," currently a co-host on "Good Morning America" -- has assembled her tips and how-tos in a new book, "I Brake for Yard Sales and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $24.95). We tagged along with the Long Island native as she searched for treasures at tag sales.

Lara Spencer checks out a tag sale in
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Lara Spencer checks out a tag sale in Oceanside. (April 13, 2012)

Some items at a tag sale in Oceanside
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Some items at a tag sale in Oceanside visited by Lara Spencer. (April 13, 2012)

At an Oceanside tag sale, Lara Spencer marvels
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At an Oceanside tag sale, Lara Spencer marvels over a bar caddy with the estate sale liquidator, Don Cimaglia. (April 13, 2012)

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Lara Spencer in the living room of a tag sale in Oceanside. (April 13, 2012)

Lara Spencer peruses bric-a-brac at a tag sale
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Lara Spencer peruses bric-a-brac at a tag sale in Oceanside. (April 13, 2012)

At an Oceanside tag sale, Lara Spencer looks
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At an Oceanside tag sale, Lara Spencer looks over a vintage constellation chart. (April 13, 2012)

Lara Spencer examines a vintage game called Steeple
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Lara Spencer examines a vintage game called Steeple Chase a tag sale in Oceanside. (April 13, 2012)

Lara Spencer inspects wine glasses at a tag
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Lara Spencer inspects wine glasses at a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012)

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"Even if you're not into vintage," Lara Spencer says of glasses at a tag sale in Massapequa, "these pieces can help create a cool, unique home." (April 13, 2012)

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"Good Morning America" co-host Lara Spencer inspects a vintage suitcase at a Massapequa tag sale. (April 13, 2012)

Lara Spencer holds a vintage jewelry box at
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Lara Spencer holds a vintage jewelry box at a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012)

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"If you're creating that WASPy, Ralph Lauren library look for your bookshelf, these are great," Lara Spencer says of several leather-bound books with antique marbled covers ($5-$10 each) at a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012)

Lara Spencer pauses to look at a chair
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Lara Spencer pauses to look at a chair that interests her at a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012)

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Lara Spencer and Madeline Winn, of Full of
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Lara Spencer and Madeline Winn, of Full of Surprizes Estate &Tag Sales, investigates a chair that interests her at a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012)

Lara Spencer holds candy dish she discovered in
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Lara Spencer holds candy dish she discovered in the basement of a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012).

Lara Spencer visits a tag sale in Massapequa.
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Lara Spencer visits a tag sale in Massapequa. (April 13, 2012)

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