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10/05/2017 at 6:17 am #23623RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Steve had an amazing $400 sale on a pair of Vintage Reglor lamps with fiberglass shades. Must have been fun to pack! Post your What Sold video in the[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Lamps, models, Army field jacket, Crock, boots, tapes, hats, Koi dishes]
10/05/2017 at 9:23 am #23625SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – I follow your sales on eBay, and I had noticed those unique lamps that sold right after your cutoff for last week’s video. I had to wait a week to hear about them!
Here are a few interesting ones of my own:
I continue to sell measurement equipment that my husband’s company was about to throw out. This torque watch gauge sold for $39.
These pants had been my father’s. Now they are on their way to Israel through the GSP. Sold for $26 minus shipping to KY.
Here’s my biggest sale: A friend was cleaning out his storage and gave me some vintage electronics. This lot consists of 11 zip disks and 2 untested zip drives (I didn’t have the equipment to test them). Sold for $56 to the UK through the GSP.
This last sale was interesting for 3 different reasons. 1. Who knew that vintage Sears vacuum cleaners were so popular? In the 10 days it was listed, it got over 340 views. I have things listed for over a year that have less than 20 views! 2. I bought it in an online auction at the minimum bid. It cost me $0.55, and I still have a vintage Detecto bathroom scale listed from that lot. 3. People have mentioned this, but this is the first time it has happened to me. He first made an offer of $25, but then bought it at full price of $36 about 15 min later.
10/05/2017 at 10:35 am #23626
It was a pretty decent week with some higher dollar sales. It definitely feels good to be making money again. Here are some highlights…
I bought a lot of eight enamel brooches from an auction back in June. They were all by a designer named Bob Mackie and each came in their original box. I paid up for them at $100 for all 8, so they came to $12.50 each, but I figured I would make my money back and more easily enough. But I ended up losing all of the boxes and even several of the brooches in the flood. The one’s that survived got cleaned up and listed and this Halloween witch and another Angel brooch sold to the same buyer for best offers of $40 and $42 respectively.
Bob Mackie Halloween Brooch
Bob Mackie Angel Brooch
Here’s my best sell of the week. I acquired this antique century old Santa Claus print from a box lot that I paid $27.50 for. There were 10 sellable items so each item cost $2.75. This was the last item to sell from that lot, and in total I made a little over $350 after fees and whatnot. This piece immediately attracted a lot of watchers, and several half-price best offers. But I held firm for a better price, and I woke up one morning to a full-price sale! $120! It was bittersweet because a part of me didn’t want to let it go. It looked so cool. I had it on display in my living room and everything. But it was time to move it along the pipeline. I’ll let someone else have a chance to own it for a while.
At an estate sale last year, I bought a small pile of girl scout things for $5. Included in that pile was this girl scout sash with patches and pins. It didn’t look especially old, and others weren’t selling for a whole lot, so I listed it for $15. It took a little while, but it eventually sold.
Girl Scout Merit Badge Sash
Here’s a really cool Miller High Life mirror from 1980 that I thought would be worth a lot more than what I sold it for. I paid $15 for it at an auction. I just really liked the design and thought it was unique. Well apparently it wasn’t too unique, as there were plenty of others on eBay going for around $45. Well I priced mine as such and it finally sold for full.
1980 Miller High Life Bar Mirror
10/05/2017 at 10:47 am #23627
It looks like the link to that Santa Claus print got broken. Here it is.
Santa Claus Print with Frame circa 1900
10/05/2017 at 2:22 pm #23632Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Boy that sure is not what I have ever pictured Santa to look like! Interesting.
10/05/2017 at 3:29 pm #23639Linda ShieldsParticipant
- Location: St. Louis
Santa has a dark history.
10/05/2017 at 4:17 pm #23641
Yah, Christmas was not my first thought when I first looked at this print. More like Halloween.
10/05/2017 at 4:47 pm #23643MyCottageParticipant
The Santa Claus you ARE picturing is probably largely the product of Coca Cola, and only really dates back to the 1930s or so. Before that, Santa was depicted in a lot of different ways, although by the 30s, some of the basics were in place, just waiting for Haddon Sundblom to give us our modern Santa in ad campaigns for Coke.
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10/05/2017 at 11:53 am #23630ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Nice Ebay arbitrage item. Had sold before for $90. Buyer paid full price. http://www.ebay.com/itm/332372655008
Paid $3.99 at GW. Took best offer of $45 http://www.ebay.com/itm/232284073751
I’ve been very unenthused about listing Hallmark ornaments, but have had a couple of nice sales. http://www.ebay.com/itm/232497847217
Sold quickly, paid $5 at indy thrift. http://www.ebay.com/itm/332381732983
These are from an estate sale. Paid $3. Sold immediately. Vintage linens do well for me and I think the free shipping has been helping. Promotions not so much. http://www.ebay.com/itm/332388384046
Splurged a bit over the coupon on some colorful ebay stickers and Boxes with the circle logo. Kinda fun for nerds.
10/05/2017 at 4:26 pm #23642
Wow! Nice sale on the dishes! They look really cool but I would have never guessed they would be worth that much. I’ll have to add that brand to my lookout list.
And since you mentioned Hallmark ornaments, I’m like you in that they don’t really interest me, but I found out that some of them can bring in lots of dough. I went to an estate auction of a collector, and I thought maybe the tray lots would maybe bring $15 or $20. Nope. They were going for hundreds!
10/05/2017 at 2:16 pm #23631Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Steve, thanks for another great video, good pics of the furry ones.
Great sale on the lamps!!! I had never heard about Reglor lamps, probably most everyone else had, but not me.
It looks like your lamps were not stamped with “Reglor”? I do find some on ebay that have a stamp on them, and many do not. Any insight into this? Different time period?
I found this little write up about the company:
Bernie Stein and Rena Stein began Regor of California in 1947. Reglor is the combination of the names Rena and her cousin Gloria. Credit for the design inspirations is to be shared with Oscar Vega, a production assistant. Reglor lamps were frequently produced as a male and female pair. The distinctive shades of Reglor lamps were also made in house. Production stopped in 1975 when the Reglor factory in Montebello, California burned.
10/05/2017 at 4:10 pm #23640Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
I was not familiar with Reglor either until researching them. I just thought they looked cool especially with those shades, I figured I could get my money out of them just for the shades.
These indeed were not stamped but matched the images I found online. The research indicated most were stamped.
10/06/2017 at 1:28 pm #23662Anonymous
Steve, I’ve been working my way back through your “What Sold” videos (reached the end/beginning, alas), but I noticed you have a couple of them published publicly on your YouTube channel, which I assume is unintentional.
Thanks for all your great work amd education, and BTW, my wife lived in Mankato as a kid in the 60s & 70s.
10/06/2017 at 5:22 pm #23665Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Yes, a few videos went in as public, I like to keep them link required so as not too attract the attention of someone who bought an item lest they feel slighted by what I paid for it.
I graduated from Mankato Wilson in 1976, maybe I knew her.
10/10/2017 at 9:30 pm #23775Anonymous
Barbara was at Wilson until age 13 when her family moved to Minneapolis in ’75. You might have known her older sisters Deborah or Robbie Sampson. Their father was a Presbyterian minister.
10/06/2017 at 1:00 am #23655Steve ListParticipant
- Location: Richmond, Calif.
Here are a some of the things that I sold since last time I posted here.
1956 Wyeth Antivenin Snake Bite Kit paid $6 sold for 36.95.
Ikea 2010 Gullvi Faces Fabric, got for free, sold for $49.95
For the below items, click on the image to see the eBay listing:
History of John Browning .22 Caliber Rifle, cost $5 sold for $90
Women’s Pendleton Coat size 10, paid $10 sold for $59.95
Passap Jac Portable Hand Accessory for Knitting Machines, cost $5 sold for $70,
this was part of a large lot of knitting accessories I purchased at a hoarders estate sale, I still need to list more of the stuff and all of the yarn I purchased.
1905 Japanese Bible, in very poor condition with loose covers and pages, I took a best offer of $50 due to condition, cost was free from a book recycle bin.
Vintage Wallpaper, Grasscloth 15 yards by 30″, cost $10 sold for $46.95.
Lot of 8 New York Central Lines Magazines, 1920s-1930s, cost $16, sold for $80.
I mentioned this in Mondays numbers forum. Italian Mosaic Tile Cutting Hammer. I took me a while to find out what this was for but will worth the time invested. Cost $4 sold for $85.
10/06/2017 at 9:24 am #23659TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Cool stuff, Steve. Weird hammers can be sleepers – I made some good money on a vintage rock climbing piton hammer a while back. A few recent interesting sales of mine: Auto parts – you just never know what’s worth some money. This is a set of ratty headlight buckets manufactured by Lucas, nicknamed the Prince of Darkness by those relying on their electrical systems in the 50’s and 60’s. These were leftover pieces from a project car of mine. An older foreign car part like this (even though it may fit many different cars) is usually long tail, with a very narrow interest band. Few views, no watchers forever. But when someone comes along who needs it, they’ll be willing to pay a decent price for it. These went to a hot rod shop in NY for $89.78 plus shipping. https://goo.gl/19p5eE
The value of military uniforms can vary tremendously depending on the type or pattern of camouflage and material, year manufactured, the patches (or lack thereof), size, and condition. For higher value items you’re likely to run across, look for Vietnam War period contract dates in the DSA number as Steve Schultz pointed out in his video. (There are other tells but that’s the easiest.) This 1970 cammie top though lightly used had a few pin holes and the patches were nothing special so I felt I couldn’t go too high on it. But it sold in only 2 days for $79.87 so I probably left some money on the table. With hundreds of views and 20 watchers in those 2 days this was probably safe to auction. Vietnam cammies are very hard to source for a reasonable price but they can sometimes be found mixed in with the much more plentiful Woodland pattern of later manufacture and valued as such by the seller. There are also solid OD green uniforms of the same age and cut – look for the slanted chest pockets – that can be worth more. https://goo.gl/NRps3x
I saw this beat up electronic device in an indy thrift for $50 and passed right over it. I had no idea what it was. As I continued to walk around I looked at ebay solds on my phone (very surreptitiously as this place will kick you out if they think you’re a reseller) and it looked to be an easy $100 even if not working and a hot item so I quickly snatched it up. I learned all about it from the manufacturer’s website that had all the documentation and software, even though it’s an obsolete model. Apparently there are lots of DirectTV and Dish subcontractor installers out there who need these and even RVers use them to find reception for their satellite dish when traveling. Got it charged up and did all the function tests to check it. It worked but the software was an old version. I didn’t want to take the time to mess with that so I priced it right at what I figured was market price, all things considered, and included a picture of a readout showing the old software version. It sold in a day for $247.78 plus shipping. https://goo.gl/5oazm5
10/06/2017 at 11:37 pm #23668
A few months ago, I sold a murano glass sphere that has been part of a lamp my grandmother purchased in the early 1960s. It sold for $250 via GSP to a fancy design shop in Copenhagen (price including shipping and fees $400). I kept checking their website, and FINALLY they’ve posted the new lamp they made out of it. They typically charge $800-$1200 for similar lamps. I have to say that I really don’t like what they’ve done with it, but it’s still pretty cool to have sold to high end scandinavian designers. I like a lot of the other stuff I’ve seen on their website.
For sale at “The Apartment”
10/07/2017 at 12:20 am #23672
Just a quick side note to this story. Since my grandmother was a minimalist (for many reasons, including becoming very poor and homeless after the war, after having grown up in a wealthy land-owning family in Europe), I was fortunate to NOT have to help my mom sift through a huge “estate” of stuff like many others do. Grandma bought only high quality stuff, and very little of it, or nothing at all. Once she got this murano lamp in the early 1960s, it was the only living room lamp she used for the next 40 years. Once as a teenager I told her that I needed to buy a sweater. Looking at my closetful of at least 10 sweaters, she said “Why do you need another one? Do you need to wear them all together at once for some reason?” Good point, Grandma!
10/07/2017 at 5:39 am #23676RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
so cool! i love selling to designers.
10/06/2017 at 11:40 pm #23669
How did you get the photos to show up in the actual forum post itself, instead of just as links as in mine?
10/06/2017 at 11:55 pm #23670Steve ListParticipant
- Location: Richmond, Calif.
First you have to have a site to host your photos that you are able to link to. Here is the code I use. Please note I will use -LT- and -GT- for the “<” and “>” that way hopefully this will show up correctly in the Forum.
-LT-a href=”http://www.ebay.com/itm/202054029818″ target=”_blank”-GT–LT-img src=”http://stevelistsstuff.com/scavenger/mosaic_hammer_01.jpg”-GT–LT-/a-GT-
The above is the code for the Mosaic Hammer I sold. The number is from the eBay listing and the src= is the link to where I have the image stored. I may have to edit this a couple of times before it shows up correctly.
Hope this helps.
10/07/2017 at 12:10 am #23671
Thanks for the quick reply, Steve List! I will try out those instructions the next time I want to make a post like this.
10/08/2017 at 12:31 pm #23688BourbonTrailBazaarParticipant
- Location: Indiana
It has been over a month since I did a What Sold video. Between moving, work, eBay and other commitments, I just hadn’t had the time. This one clocks in at nearly an hour. I didn’t realize it would be that long and I expect no one to watch the entire thing. Anyway, just a highlight of what I’ve sold over the past month.
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