04/01/2021 at 11:08 am #87170RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Burwood wall clock, Puzzle, Playing cards, 8-track deck, Portable Playtape player]
04/01/2021 at 7:15 pm #87186SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
I’ve had this vintage lamp listed for a few years. I don’t think I paid much for it because it came in a large lot of stuff. Sold at best offer for $25.
This vintage mirror was purchased in an online auction lot last October for very little. Sold for $38.
My neighbor moved last year, and this vintage Smith Corona didn’t sell at her estate sale, so she gave it to me. It was in very good condition, but the case was damaged. Initially, the buyer offered $60. I was thinking about it, but wasn’t able to get to the computer right away. I guess the buyer got impatient because they purchased it at full price of $80.
A few years ago, I bought a bunch of designer teddy bears at an auction. They’ve sold very well and pretty quickly, but this one Gorham bear has been sitting there. I probably should have reduced the price, but it sold at $50. I think I have two bears left.
My sister had this comforter when she was a teenager. She gave it to me maybe 10-15 years ago in case my daughter wanted it (she only had boys). She hardly remembered that I had when I told her it sold for $32 and can’t believe I received really nice feedback just today.
A couple of years ago, I bought this set of silver plate flatware for about $20 at auction. I had a hard time researching the brand called Wellner, which is German. I had to go to the German eBay site and use Google Translate. One site or listing had it as being produced in the 1920-40’s, so before or during WWII. I thought that might be a big selling point, so I priced it very high. After getting a few low ball offers, I was thinking to break it up into the dessert set and the regular set so I could price each a bit lower. I’m lazy, so I accepted the $300 offer when it came in.
04/04/2021 at 8:03 am #87216
Love that typewriter, so futuristic looking and great color. Making a video was a good idea, just a suggestion, hold the phone sideways for the wide angle.
04/03/2021 at 5:22 pm #87211TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
That clock was gorgeous, Steven. No surprise you kept it a while. And that PlayTape set! You always find the oddest electronics things coming out of SD attics. And old NJ, Sharyn. The best stuff can be found at those auctions and flea markets, eh? I forget the name of my favorite auction there, but I think my favorite flea was Berlin. Not too big and crazy like Englishtown but not too small, and closer to me in Phila anyway. And it had a great shellfish bar inside for big plates of oysters or clams on the half shell, and an apple cider stand with the apples going in the big machine right there, IIRC.
A good recent consignment challenge coin sale was this one for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Western Army. The Japanese are so careful to not call their overall forces “Army” or “Navy” and such (it’s always a “self defense force” due to their 1947 Constitution renouncing war as a national right), but for smaller parts of it is apparently ok to use those terms. This coin sold for $147 plus shipping. Challenge coins from most foreign countries are slow sellers and have to be priced low, but not those from Japan.
This vintage multi-tool knife with fork, spoon and everything was made in Japan back when their mass-produced consumer items were derided for cheapness. This knife was definitely cheaply made and I listed it with full disclosure. They are known as “hobo knives” but they were actually marketed and sold in Boy Scout shops and are not especially rare now. This one sold for $60 plus shipping and was a family estate item.
More family estate memories, these vintage Saudi Arabic language guides sold for $19 plus shipping. The tableau of a woman with two men presumably not her relatives strikes an odd note for the time period in Saudi (and what’s with the regulation US Navy dixie cup on her head?) but the guide was intended for “businessmen, housewives, visitors and diplomats” who would presumably fill in the scene with an out-of-frame husband as the Western couple entertain locals in their home.
Another rifle bayonet here, this one a Bulgarian model from the 1970’s for the AK74. The distinctive triangular extension to the scabbard is a barbed wire cutting attachment which is used in conjunction with the bayonet blade (note the slot in the bayonet). Virtually all bayonets with this feature are from the former Soviet bloc, with the exception of a few West German models. Other than that extension, the shapes, colors, materials, and markings will vary, depending on the year and country of manufacture. The vast majority you’ll see are a very common Romanian version. I paid $37 for this one and it sold for $115 plus shipping.
On the occasion of my birth, an aunt and uncle living in New Mexico gave my parents a set of prints that were probably an inexpensive gift shop purchase at the time. My mother kept them and they finally ended up back with me out of her estate. The Native American artist responsible for them is now relatively well known. This Harrison Begay silkscreen of Horse and Foal sold for $90 plus shipping.
People definitely collect toy cannons so although this brass and iron flea market find was a bit pricey at $5 I had hopes it would sell quickly and it did. It went for $40 plus shipping. This one is characteristic of the kind that have been sold in museum and battlefield gift shops forever. It’s about 5.25 inches long.
04/04/2021 at 8:06 am #87217
I remember those knives from when I was in Boy Scouts. I have probably overlooked challenge coins not knowing what they were, thanks for all the posts on those, I will try and focus my eyes for them.
04/07/2021 at 9:20 pm #87322jaepeteParticipant
- Location: Carrollton, TX
I’ve had some good sales over the past two weeks and one amazing one. here is a good sampling.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193923893006 Vintage Tape Measure
Scored several vintage tape measures at an estate sale for $1 to $2 each. Sold this one for $20
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193750685959 Book of Beatles sheet music
this was in the two big bins of books I won for $4 total in an online auction. I’m probably up to about $250 total with plenty more to sell. this Beetles books of sheet music went for $15
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193927684213 Vintage set of Bisque figurines
Due to the snowmaggedon-freeze that we had here in Dallas in Feb, we had a busted pipe and some flooding. Had to take some boxes out of the closet (for the first time in 12 years) and found a bunch of stuff my mother packed for me to take when she was downsizing 20 years ago! part got thrown away, part I gave back to her and part I listed. sold these for $45!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193908088169 vintage Architectural book
Got this in a bulk buy from an estate sale. Sold this one for $40. Paid $30 for about 80 books. p to about a $100 on the whole lot so far.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193772626840 Old Panasonic clock radio.
believe I paid $4 for this and sold for $20. I think I’m done trying to flip these things. I’d say over half of them I get them home and find something else wrong with them even though I try to look them over thoroughly
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193908187071 Vintage Limited Art Show Portfolio with three prints.
This was my amazing, likely once in a decade find! found this at an estate sale and while there tried to look it up on ebay. I couldn’t find anything other than these artists did have some prints with some value to them but couldn’t find these exactly….but for the huge price of a dollar i thought it worth a shot. I start doing more digging a few days later and discovered that each print was worth several hundred or more. Sold this to an art dealer in NY that now has them for sale on her website. Very exciting!
04/08/2021 at 5:58 pm #87337
Stick with the flip number clock radios, they’ll bring good money even non working especially Panasonic.
04/08/2021 at 7:18 pm #87345TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Congratulations on the portfolio sale! I can only imagine what the estate sale sellers were thinking when they looked at those prints. “NOBODY will ever buy this.”
04/09/2021 at 7:41 am #87361catmomParticipant
- Location: new york
Great sales everyone! Thanks for sharing. I haven’t had any good sales the last couple weeks so haven’t shared but always enjoy these posts! Have an AMAZING & PEACEFUL day everyone! Liz
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