04/25/2019 at 3:16 am #60812
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Danskos, Lava Lamp, RR Map, Fire Prevention poster, Patch, Mailbox]0
04/25/2019 at 8:28 am #60814
Thanks for sharing, as usual, Mr Schultz!
Love the rubber repair tin. Like almost everything, there’s a small devout (ravenous) group of collectors out there that collect tire repair kits/tins. I’ve sold a few in the past. Usually just a small little tin with a rasp, some patches, and some glue, but people collect them for the graphics/companies.
And funny enough, I just looked up Mille Bornes about two weeks ago. Saw it in a thrift store, and had never seen/heard of it before. It was newer than yours and really rough, so paying the $2 to get $10 didn’t make sense at the time.0
04/25/2019 at 8:29 am #60815
Also, my first attempt at a “what sold” video. Features Vern, our three-legged cat near the beginning…haha4+
04/26/2019 at 12:19 pm #60850
Good job on the video! And good sales. Vern sure perked up when he heard that tin can sound.0
04/25/2019 at 12:58 pm #60828
Wnchester38 – Great job on the What Sold video! The vintage pair of jeans looked to be in great shape!
I did OK last week, but most were small sales. I’ll just mention the ones with stories. My highest sale is coming back, so I won’t bother with it.
I’ve been auctioning off stuff to get rid of stale inventory. This lot of vintage ties (from my dad) sold for $0.99. No big deal, but the buyer’s feedback was “Love the ties lost all mine in the camp fire in Ca”.
For a holiday gift, my sister and BIL gave us a lazy susan for displaying wine corks. I’ve wanted one for a while, and we finally had enough corks. The first one we received had a crack in the wood. The vendor let us keep it and sent out a new one. The new one had three cracks in it. They ended up refunding us our money, and we got to keep both. The original price was about $80 with shipping included. We are using the one with one crack, and we sold the three crack one for $22 plus shipping.
My career before eBay was as an engineer in the communications satellite business. A few weeks ago, a friend I used to work with called and said that he was cleaning out his garage. I came by and grabbed a bunch of stuff, most of which still needs to be listed. However, I did list some books including this 1987 one on communications satellite design. Sold for $34.
I paid pennies for this men’s chore shirt. I knew it was worth something from Steve’s videos. Sold for $20.
04/26/2019 at 11:00 am #60845
Thanks for the video, Steven. I know lava lamps are popular but the only ones I run across are the cheap ones that are still available. I also have bad luck with small tins so I usually avoid them. Thanks for the tip on the rubber repair tin niche, Winchester38.
This Marbles No. 80 Rear Sight for .22 Rifles went for $17 plus shipping. I had pennies in it as part of an auction lot. There are large lots of gun parts to be had at giveaway prices but usually the parts are uncatalogued and without original packaging which makes it tough to profitably part out the lot unless you’re a gunsmith, which I’m not.
This 1972 Tiffany Catalog Blue Book is a neat reference, providing a nice picture of what was stylish with the upperclass at the time in jewelry and accessories. It sold for $45 plus shipping. It was a couple bucks at an indy thrift.
I have had this well-worn sterling ring for many years. I don’t recall what I paid for it but since it’s not the type of military item I used to collect, it had to have been very little for me to have bought it, probably only a couple bucks. It bears the distinctive unit insignia of the 312th Engineer Battalion of the 87th Infantry Division, which was a unit only in existence during WWII. I had to let it sit out there for a while to get $247 plus shipping and it went to Belgium.
Another foreign sale, this time to Italy. This is an OG 107 US Army Utility Sateen Shirt dating from after WWII. An early 1st pattern but it had some condition issues so I put it up for $54 and took $45 plus shipping. (With foreign shipping I made about another $5 profit on it.) Part of a lot, I have about $20 in it which is more than I like but it’s a sure seller.
I was very excited to find this custom handmade knife made by Chubby Hueske with its original numbered sheath for only $100 at a gun show even though it was in rough shape, as it could have been a $500 sale once cleaned up. I got it to about 95% there but there was some corrosion on the blade edge that I was not able to resolve without possibly damaging it so I put it up for $208 plus shipping with full disclosure. It did not take long to sell for full price.
This is a set of United Airlines food service tongs. It’s marked “Executive Service” which consisted of specific United flights only offered in the 1950s – 60s. A couple bucks from the flea market, sold for $19 plus shipping.1+
04/26/2019 at 11:43 am #60848
That WWII ring is really cool, obscure with a great vintage look. I hope something like that pops up next time I buy out a huge costume lot. Thank you for posting the tongs with the Airliner markings. Something else to watch out for while keeping fingers cut free digging in the kitchen gadget bins.0
04/26/2019 at 11:09 am #60846
Winchester38 – Great first video! Much enjoyed! Steve, thank you as always, the space blob lamp is an amazing find! Sharyn, I love the book sale! I don’t know about other scavengers, but I would not have given that one a second look! Success from having insider knowledge!
Finally a week for me with more than just a couple of what I think are interesting sales.
This Chicago Varnish Co key chain from the early twentieth sold for a tidy best offer of $30. It is one of the items I pieced out from a lot sourced on eBay.
This little Wacky Wall Walker toy form 1982 sold for $35. The packaging is rare and dates to when the toy sold out of the creator’s garage in D.C. Soon after the company went big and they sold millions of these sticky toys.
A flea market vendor was desperate to sell a small bin of odds and ends for a dollar take all. As I poked around, she just gave it to me for free and inside among the small junky stuff was this little gem. (I flipped her $5 on Tuesday)
Here is a tiny 1 inch plastic robot alien figure from the 1960’s. I sourced a lot of them on eBay and have pieced them out and been selling on Etsy for $20 each with a few selling last week. I’m showing you this guy because he went all the way to Germany. I remember having a couple of these toys as a kid in the 60’s, playing with them in bed and hiding them under my pillow. A favorite toy. I almost paid $90 for ONE many years ago on eBay!
Now for a not so cute Etsy bread & butter sale. It is refreshing for me to find items like this after digging through doll clothing and even manlier smalls. I wrap the lengths around my shoulders, turn my T-shirt to rust and enjoy the stares as I hike out of the market trying to look casual. A mans gotta spit and a mans gotta buy rusty old heavy stuff, eventually. This shipped easy and economically in a flat rate large box. Present them in the right context, insure they are older and you too can begin adding these to your very own B&B list. Bought for around $6 and sold for $45.
A couple of cool items sold this week and looking forward to posting on Steve’s next ‘What Sold’2+
04/26/2019 at 2:40 pm #60854
ToTommyTo – I was just casually clicking through your sold links when I noticed that you are from Naples, FL. We just booked our vacation for the July 4 week in Naples (yes, we know it will be very hot). Any off-the-beaten-path things we should do when we are out there?0
04/26/2019 at 4:11 pm #60861
What do you you like to do?
Yes, it will be hot but much cheaper lodging, way less traffic, and no lines to eateries.0
04/26/2019 at 4:49 pm #60862
We have our lodging – my dad owns a business, and we use his credit in a barter company to get our hotel. It breaks out to part barter credit and part cash.
It will be my family (two teenagers), my sisters family (2 tweens), and my parents (in their late 70s). So, quite the range of interests. We usually take a day or two for water sports like jet skis (my parents will hang out at the pool that day), a day or two at the beach, some sightseeing (we’ve toured plantations, gardens, zoos, estate homes, etc), maybe rent a boat or take a boat trip, and so forth. Sometimes my dad and brother-in-law will golf.
I’m interested in restaurant recommendations as well. I usually get my info from Travel Advisor, AAA, etc. We just booked our hotel yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to look up much.
Do you have places that you like to take visitors? Anything that you like to do but may not be listed in guide books/sites?0
04/26/2019 at 5:20 pm #60863
Thank you fellow Scavengers for letting Sharyn & I borrow this space for a bit.
Steamers has the best seafood in the area, located in a strip mall, MA family run, feels and tastes like New England. I love Buffalo Chips, old Florida style rough yet family wing place bar in Bonita Springs, go DEATH wings if you like hot! I know Brass Tap is a chain, but the one in North Naples just off 41 has good enough food, great staff, lots beer. A charter fishing trip just out of Tin City is great, good for all ages, drop the line, hook the fish, crew does the rest, and Pinchers Sea Food will cook your catch right there in Tin City. Fleamasters in Ft Myers off exit 138 has a huge flea market, old and new stuff. Coconut Point in Estero is our favorite for shopping, movies, food, just a bit hot since outside. Tons of beaches, we settled into enjoying Vanderbilt Beach the most, easy parking and facilities, sunset is a must most times. Touristy, but if you have not taken an airboat ride out in the Everglades, its worth it, everyone can go, a bit canned but fun, we use Captain Jacks, ask for Jeremy, big Alabama guy (if he’s still there)2+
04/26/2019 at 6:11 pm #60866
Yes – sorry for the totally non-related post!
Thanks ToTommyTo. I’ve sent your suggestions to the family, and we’ll check out your recommendations as we are making our plans!1+
04/26/2019 at 11:12 am #60847
- Location: Washington State
Great Video Steve! All the items you sold this week are exactly what I’d like to sell in my store. Very cool stuff! I’m a SCOUT lover but the Bronco is the next popular resto mod out here these days, good score on that grill!
Winchester Loved the denim lesson, I’ve got to keep my eyes peeled for some of that 😉1+
04/26/2019 at 12:57 pm #60852
Hey BigSally. We had a 1980 Scout II for many years and loved it. About every 5 years it needed another round of rust repairs on the body and frame but we loved it.0
04/27/2019 at 9:00 am #60878
04/29/2019 at 5:39 pm #60928
- Location: Hopedale, OH
I had kind of a lousy week of the 14-20th. One of my lowest sales weeks in a long time. Sales really perked back up again last week so no worries. Here are some highlights…
This was my big sale of the week. I spotted these funny plastic cups at an estate sale and talked the lady down to $2 for the set of three. I thought I could make a quick $20 or so from them until I did some research. These are apparently rare. There was a nice news article written about the company, Whirley Industries, and even these cups specifically. So I did what any Scavenger Lifer would do. Price them high and wait for the best offer. Well it took maybe two months until someone bought them for full price of $70!
Here’s a Gillette shaving safety blade that I got in a box lot of goodies that I paid $28 total (each sellable item $2). I didn’t think razors got a lot of sellable value based on previous research, but apparently I was wrong. Certain brands and models can fetch a nice little sum. This one I was able to date to 1950 based on the code on the blades. I took a best offer of $60 for it. It helped that it was still in its original case and was in almost pristine condition.
I pulled this George Harrison 7” album sleeve from a platter box of records that I was going to sell as a lot. It was in fairly good condition and was the only thing that was worth it to sell individually. The funny thing about it, there was one that previously sold for over $200! So I tried pricing it that high with no prevail. I steadily lowered the price until it finally sold for $20. No bad for a paper sleeve, I think.
We’ve all probably seen these little metal banks in box lots and thrift stores. They’re made by Banthrico and I always see them in the shape of trains. I sold this one for $20. An alright little sale but not a thing I would go out of my way to pick up if it wasn’t for it being in a box lot.
04/29/2019 at 9:06 pm #60934
Those 50’s Gillette Superspeed/Rocket/Milord razors are wonderful shavers. A nice, mild, consistent, easy shave. One of my favorites to use.
You got a decent price for yours. That’s around where it should be with a case/etc.1+
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