08/17/2017 at 7:42 am #21907RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Steve sold a vintage Pendleton “loop collar board” shirt, USA Made, some of the best shirts you can find. Why is it called a board shirt you ask? Beca[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Breg Polar Care, Post WW I German money, Bike trainer, Pendleton board shirt, Bullworker, Seatbelt purse, Blow mold Santa]
08/17/2017 at 9:04 am #21914Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
That Pendleton shirt is awesome. I always look out for Pendleton blankets mostly, haven’t had a ton of luck with the few shirts I’ve found. Definitely on my BOLO list now!
Some of my good sales over the past 7 days:
Lalique Cat/Kitten in Box
Bought this at an estate sale about a month ago. It was priced at $200 and I left an offer of $100 and got it on the last day. Sold for $300 best offer.
Connecticut State Seal Painted Cast Iron
Bought a box of these cast iron state shields on the last day of an estate sale. They were basically giving everything away a couple hours before closing. Bought the box of 11 for $10. This was the first to sell for $50 best offer.
1942 Forward America! 11×14 Offset Print Serigraph
One of those really neat caches we all talk about filling the pipelines. Bought a stack of 30 of these last year for $20 total. I’ve been selling them for $24.99 each little by little – one every other month or so. So far have sold 8 for $200.
08/23/2017 at 2:16 am #22112LoveJamParticipant
Brian, I see you sell records…any recommendations on the best way of packing and shipping these so they get there in one piece? I got a cache of old 80’s New Wave and Prince albums a couple weeks back, but I have yet to list as I’m concerned about how to ship them safely. Thanks, -Matt
08/23/2017 at 9:02 am #22121Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
I usually first put the individual records into a sleeve live this. That should protect them from dirty/dust. Then I ship them in boxes designed for LPs. For important or expensive albums, I’ll either cut corrugated cardboard to pad front/back or sometimes put these 12×12 foam sheets front & back. All in all, the extra packaging costs less than $1 per album which I add to the handling charges. The extra care in packaging usually gets great responses from buyers.
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08/17/2017 at 3:32 pm #21937BourbonTrailBazaarParticipant
- Location: Indiana
There has been a lot going on my side and I haven’t had a chance to get a video up. This covers the past few weeks. Sales have been great. I am up 60% MoM with August poised to be my best month of the year to date. Running a couple of sales seems to have really helped out. Enjoy!
08/17/2017 at 4:41 pm #21938Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Lordie, what was that monster treading water in the doggie water bowl??? Poor doggies, they looked quite perplexed. Thanks again for a most informational what sells.
Here’s a few of my cooler sales:
Remember I mentioned a BOLO for the cast dragon steamer … well she sold! Paid $5 sold for $129:
I’m always attracted to the Hawaiian stuff as my mom was born and raised in Hawaii and we always had lots of cool island stuff around.
Generally one of these unmarked busts would be about $30-$40 and a nice one with the Marwal logo about $120-$140. The paint was in good condition so I went high in spite of it not being marked.
Paid $10, sold $79, so I did really well with it and got great feedback from the buyer:
A few more vintage made in Hawaii dresses, I have 2 left out of 12. Paid $5 each, sold for $29, $25, and $32:
08/18/2017 at 9:08 am #21945
I didn’t have a huge week, but I did have some interesting sales (or at least ones with interesting stories).
I found this Jiffy Crushable hat at a rummage sale a few weeks ago. I couldn’t find much information on it, but I did find one that had sold in the $15 range (can’t find it now). I felt that the seller had priced it too low. Paid $2, sold in a day or two of listing for $26.
This is a collectable teapot “King Henry VIII and His Six Wives”. Paid about $3 as part of an auction box lot, sold for $24.
I recently purchased an online auction lot of pennants. I did something stupid in that I got caught up in a bidding war and paid too much for the lot. I will make money on it, but not with the ROI I’m used to. This pennant cost about $8, sold for $25.
I was packing up to leave from our Myrtle Beach vacation in June, and I looked in every drawer, even ones we didn’t use. I found a small jewelry roll, and the resort hadn’t been contacted by the previous occupants. This is a bracelet I sold for $13.
Another one of my Pantone color chip books. Paid $5 sold for $45:
I paid a bit higher prices at a rummage sale a few weeks ago (same as the hat). I felt they had above average stuff. I paid $6 for this Lauren shirt, but I could only get $22 for it. Still a good sale, but you never can really tell for clothing because of the competitiveness of it all.
08/18/2017 at 2:15 pm #21953Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Sharyn: Thanks for the tip on the Pantone color books!
08/18/2017 at 4:10 pm #21960
I bought a bunch of these Pantone books in an online auction. I originally was going to pass on the lot, but then I looked them up on eBay. I’ve sold more than half of them, and I have four left. They’ve been selling pretty quickly.
Most of the books have been sold at full value. I’m guessing that set designers or prop companies are interested in these when they are involved in a show from the timeframe of the book. They don’t bother with make offer. I did recently get a low-ish offer on one, and, as soon as my counteroffer is expired, I’m going to switch them all a fixed price and remove best offer.
08/18/2017 at 2:40 pm #21955InglewoodParticipant
I didn’t know that old/used Pantone books were worth anything either! My office throws away at least a dozen every year as we replace them annually to ensure accuracy on our graphics. There are lots of variations of these books and we use them all…
Next time we switch to new books, I’ll have to sell them for the team – will get us a lot of Pizza Days!
And anytime I have something that is slightly off color, I’ll know the printer cheaped out on used color books!
08/18/2017 at 3:11 pm #21958MDC Galleries & Fine ArtParticipant
- Location: Atlanta
Yes they do have value. I have one right here beside me that I was going to list today. It is dated 2000-2001. As long as they have been kept out of sunlight and used very little they don’t fade off to bad. But some colors especially ones with any red in them are unstable anyway and will begin to fade off just on it’s own. I was in printing for 35 years and yes, we replaced often.
This one I have is a fan out style and has both gloss and matte inks, basic solid colors [approx. 750-800 of them] and hexachrome, the PMS process colors and flourescent and metallics [silver and gold] in the back and the formulas for printers to mix these colors using a digital scale. The flourescent and metallics are the worst in terms of fading as they age. New, these fan out Pantone Color Mixing Guides run for about $75 to $95. Other styles and editions with the small perforated tear out swatches that many designers used to use to attach to their mechanicals in the old days run higher in cost.
I also have some other items left over from my printing days that I will be pulling out and listing.
Just some Pantone info. for the group.
Mike at MDC Galleries in Atlanta
08/18/2017 at 4:18 pm #21961
I’m always interested in your experience with printing, colors, and the like. I did skim through some of the books when I was listing them, and they talk about proper storage and mention that the books should be replaced after a certain time period. For selling these vintage ones online, I assume that the buyer is more interested in what was popular for that time period and is less concerned with getting an exact match.
My dad owns a sign business, and he is semi-retired. So, my sister runs it. They periodically replace their books. I’ve alerted my sister that she should no longer throw these out when they are no longer needed!
08/18/2017 at 6:21 pm #21963MDC Galleries & Fine ArtParticipant
- Location: Atlanta
Here is a link to a good overview of the Pantone System and how it got it’s start and when. It is a quick read of about 1 page in length.
Of course when in art school we had to take the Joseph Albers color course and the follow up color design classes which all was way more than a quick read. Albers was a graduate of Yale [I believe] and developed a system of the interaction of red. By using certain colors for backgrounds, then certain smaller areas of spot colors artists can make the color of the smaller area “change or alter” color for the viewer. Of course as I have also explained in earlier posts here on SL there is variances in the way humans, both male and female, even see color. The Pantone CMYK series proves that.
Here is the link to a one page over view of Joseph Albers:
Mike at MDC Galleries & Fine Art in Atlanta
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08/22/2017 at 10:25 am #22077Eve EverettParticipant
Ok so as usual I am late to the fun. I’m in the middle of buying a not quite “tiny house”. Closing is next week. It comes in at 508 square feet. That’s a major shift for me. It does have this rather strange almost basement, but it’s about 5 foot 5 inches high.
In the meantime, my second annual Christmas in July What Sold (yes so late in fact it’s almost September 😂🤷🏻♀️)
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08/23/2017 at 1:22 pm #22143So Cal JoeParticipant
Wow that’s a small house. What part of the country are you in and is it on a decent sized lot?
My house is just under 1000 square feet.. which is pretty small, but I’ve got lots of storage on a decent sized lot.. so no big deal.
The basement sounds great… A former owner actually put a bomb shelter in my front yard, many years ago. It’s a little creepy at first, but once you get down there it’s cool and dry etc. It’s perfect for storage. I put lights and shelving down there.
Congrats on the purchase.. Have fun making it your own.
08/29/2017 at 8:03 am #22311falconeddieParticipant
- Location: Orlando Florida
Breg Polar Care. I learned something about these to keep in mind. I bought one at the thrift store and it came without a power cord. I thought a generic 6v adapter would work, but it takes a special power supply. I was able to get one on ebay for $9 dollars shipped.
Usually all these power adapter are the same but in this case it was not.
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