05/31/2018 at 4:06 am #41346
- Location: Virginia
Great vintage mailbox sale by Steve. We also have had great luck selling old mailboxes. People love that rural, used look! Post your What Sold video[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Mailbox, Sony Sport Walkman, Palm Tree Sconces, Marantz Tuner, Pipe Holder]
05/31/2018 at 9:31 am #41369
Thank you Steve for always sharing your amazing finds and sales. Here is our contribution to the collection and hope this is helpful to others.
Concrete boot planters, Police silver pendant from 1939, Johnny Was shirts, Vintage Holgate stacking rings toy, bibles in English and German, vintage camera and more….
06/01/2018 at 4:24 am #41441
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Sigilini, nice job on the Johnny Was. I’ve only gotten my hands on one of their shirts and it was a really cool one. Unfortunately it was on the smaller side, but I still got an easy $35 for it. I’d die if I found a bunch.
Here’s my monthly sales vid, it’s only five sales for the month because of my wedding and weeklong honeymoon. I had to put my store in vacation mode plus a 10 day handling time since I was on a cruise and couldn’t use wifi to notify customers. I tried to include a couple pics in the vid but the screen capture didn’t pick them up like I thought, and too lazy to redo it. Anyway:
05/31/2018 at 2:02 pm #41387
A few cool hat sales from last week:
05/31/2018 at 3:26 pm #41390
I always have my eyes open for cool hats, but I never seem to find any. I think they’re popular with resellers around here.
05/31/2018 at 8:27 pm #41420
- Location: Wheeling, WV
Not a whole lot of exciting sales last week. Summer slowdown appears to be starting for me. Here’s some of the more notable sales…
I acquired this old 1967 brass dog licence tag and paperwork in a box lot a couple summers ago. I can’t figure out what compelled me to price it for $35, but it finally sold for full price. I paid about $3 for it.
1967 Dog License
This was my big sale of the week. This four-drawer document cabinet came from an estate sale. The sellers were trying to sell it and all the stuff inside it for I think $50! I told them I wasn’t interested in the things inside (which looked to me like old Kodak photo paper and maybe some manuals) but I would pay them $10 for just the box. We settled on $15. I used it for a while until I found something better. I listed it for $200 and it sold for full price a couple months later.
Ward’s Scientific Document Cabinet
I found a bunch of these 2-XL talking robot cassette tapes in the bins at the Goodwill Outlet, so I only have a few cents into each of them. I found that some of the titles are really rare and can go for quite a bit of money. This and another one were the first to sell ($25 and $15).
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot Cassette Tape
Here’s a nice little BOLO for ya. The brand is called Vietri, and they make handpainted pottery kitchenware. I picked these up in a Goodwill down in Georgia while I was vacationing. I paid $3 for this set of four salad plates. It took a few months, but they sold for full price of $70. You’ve got to look at the bottoms for the name, cause they look like 75% of the dishware you see in thrift stores and I would have passed over them if I hadn’t. But I guess people want them for the brand.
Vietri Pottery Salad Plates
05/31/2018 at 8:55 pm #41423
I bought this Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign from an online auction at the minimum bid of $1. I priced this one in the middle because it seemed hand painted, but I couldn’t find information on the artist. It sold in a day or two for $24. Maybe I listed it a bit low?
This is my first sale of a rotary phone. I couldn’t test it because the jack is smaller than the current standard. I bought it for about $5 and sold for $41.
This porcelain figurine was given to me last year by one of my parents’ friends. It is a lace style porcelain, which is very fragile. It was damaged in the back because it hadn’t been packaged properly. I finally got around to listing it with local pickup only for $59 or best offer. I woke up in the morning with a few offers and a few messages, but someone bought it for full price. Someone in South Korea that thought it wasn’t a big deal for me to drive it to Delaware for shipping. I cancelled the sale and re-listed it for $199 or best offer. I accepted $140 from someone who had messaged me when it was only $59. The pickup is supposed to be sometime this weekend.
I paid about $4 for this antique scale, and it sold for full price of $89. The brass plate on the front is corroded to such an extent that I could only read a few letters of the company name. It took some time, but I was finally able to find it was made by “John Chatillon & Sons”.
06/01/2018 at 12:57 am #41437
That is a gorgeous hex sign, Sharyn! Great find.
06/01/2018 at 2:15 pm #41495
- Location: Virginia Beach
Love that Hot Damn hat; I’d have a hard time letting that one go. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up on new things to BOLO for…Vietri, Johnny Was.
Here are some highlights from last week:
Vintage J Crew leather jacket in great condition. Think I paid $10 (but might have been more) at an estate sale; sold for $80. Would liked to have listed it for more, but comps weren’t supporting it (and I can’t shake my current theme of trying to sell more, rather than store it). Went GSP: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EUC-Vintage-J-Crew-Black-Thick-Leather-Jacket-Coat-Bomber-Motorcycle-Med/323163016216
I’m feeling a lot of self-doubt these days on the china and dishware pieces I’ve picked up, as they seem to just sit and sit and sit on the shelf. I think it’s just that my inventory isn’t composed of “hot” items, but rather the occasional sales sought out by collectors. Case in point: this Hull brown drip veggie bowl, picked up for a few bucks at an estate sale, sold for $50:https://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-Hull-Pottery-Brown-Drip-10-Salad-Serving-Bowl-SB10/323014594788
I pick up fiberglass shades anywhere I see them. This was an especially inexpensive find, part of a lot of lamp shades, fixtures, etc I got in an online auction for cheap. Might have paid $1 for this shade; sold for $50: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mid-Century-Fiberglass-Lamp-Shade-Natural-Textured-Black-Lacing-7-25/323212862648
This weathered and beat up cast iron horse hitching post came with our house, and is part of the ongoing liquidation of its former decor. Went GSP for $40: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cast-Iron-Horse-Head-Hitching-Post-Top-Finial/322938104515
Poorly photographed and slightly damaged still sells! Got this tridacna clam shell in a buyout of the contents of a house’s kitchen cabinets a year ago (for like $11 dollars? and likely a day of my time+). Have had a few good sales come from it, such as this, for $30: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tridacna-Gigas-Clam-Shell-8-5-x-5-5-x-2-Deep-Flattened-Base/323144785704
These cowboy boots were one of my first purchases beyond selling my own items, nearly 3 years ago or so, sigh. Really thought they’d sell much faster, and for more. They’re in great shape, though lack a brand name. Paid $10. Finally sold for $30 – good riddance, great boots! https://www.ebay.com/itm/EUC-Vintage-Womens-Brown-Leather-Western-Cowboy-Amazonas-Boot-Sz-8-5/323165944033
Lampshades take up a lot of storage space (but can be nested) and typically don’t sell in a rush, but you can get good money for them. Try buying high quality ones at full retail, ouch! Picked this up at a thrift store for ~$3, and sold it for $25.
Enjoy your weekends!
06/03/2018 at 1:13 pm #41572
- Location: Washington State
Great Posts Everyone, very cool sales!
Great Video as always- You must have mentioned pipe stands before because I bid on one at a local online auction. Actually I bought a Pip Stand, very cheaply, 10 bucks because of the misspelling…Whoot- Just listed it 159.00 OBO its a big old 25 pipe salute!
Was on holiday last week rooting for the Vegas Knights in the Cup- love a great underdog story… so as planned …crickets… Sold a Mt.Rainer guide and postcards for 17.00 with 3 day ‘free’ ship…items cost 1.00
This week is shaping up nicely 3 or 4 big sales already; with the little time I have to work it. Our new house is torn down to the studs in places, new roof going up, and replacing some 1950’s low voltage switching….
the EBAY WAREHOUSE is ready to go as soon as I get the Blinds up and the trades vehicles out of the way I measured 12×24 Ft. It used to be a woodworking shop so lots of shelves, counters and power…I will post in the storage section for advice please-
Stay Well Everyone
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