09/21/2017 at 1:11 pm #23057
- Location: Virginia
Steve does great with a Vintage Halloween Mask (perfect timing too!). They’re a great buy when you can find one, can’t say we ever have, so keep your[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Roller derby skates, Halloween costume, American Beauties, Carver amp, Boots & shoes, Angel chimes.]
09/21/2017 at 3:47 pm #23067
- Location: Wheeling, WV
I see those Halloween masks from time to time, but never in such good condition. I had a really bad week of sales this time. A few interesting items sold, and here they are…
I bought this lot of old photographs from this online auction house that I no longer do business with. It’s too far of a drive and it’s always a gamble with their one-picture-only listings. Anyways, I won this auction for a pile of old black and white photographs for about $30 total. I brought them home and was disappointed that they were relatively new photos from Gettysburg Memorial park, maybe from the ‘60s. They were snapshots of all the statues at that memorial, and I didn’t think they were really worth that much so I listed them as an auction with a starting price of $40. They shot up to $90 at the last second so I guess some people really wanted them. Maybe the whole tearing down statues ordeal in recent news really increased the interest.
Gettysburg Memorial Photographs
Another piece from my vintage kitchen glass lot sold last week. This is a Federal Glass mixing bowl. I guess I don’t mind selling this kind of glassware since it more hardy and can store and pack a lot easier. I paid up for this lot at almost $50 for everything. So this piece came to $7.00. I listed it for $25 and it sold within a couple weeks.
Federal Glass Mixing Bowl
Here’s my sell of the week. I got this old WW2 compass out of a box lot of random odds and ends that I paid a total of $60 for. A lot of cool stuff came out of that box, but this was the first to sell. Each sellable piece came to about $4.00. I was surprised when I discovered how desirable these compasses were. And mine came with the original leather case. I priced it high at $115 and took a best offer of $100.
WW2 Compass and Leather Case
09/21/2017 at 6:46 pm #23079
Love that Federal Glass bowl, Doublythumbs. I have sold a couple of other Frigidaire (The F with the crown on the side of the bowl was their logo and at the time they were actually owned by General Motors) promotional items but I have never come across a bowl. Great find.
09/21/2017 at 6:52 pm #23080
- Location: Wheeling, WV
Well I’ll be damned. You just solved a mystery for me. Even though the bowl was Federal glass, I couldn’t find that logo when I searched their name. I didn’t even think that it was a promotional item for another company. Maybe I should have priced it higher, eh? Oh well! I’m just happy it sold.
09/21/2017 at 6:59 pm #23081
I only recognized it because I just sold a glass with the promotional colors of the appliance enamel on it a couple of months ago. Since then I’ve dound some other smaller items. I’ve learned a lot from SL and from you and thought I would pass it on. But no remorse! Sales are great, and who knows if that would have changed the value. We are always happy to take the money and run.
09/21/2017 at 4:56 pm #23074
- Location: Southern California
Thank you SL for mentioning vintage office supplies. These go in an old machine. Paid $2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/232487550738
This is a fun item and sold quickly. Paid $2. I feel like good keywords helped because someone was selling four of these for less than I sold this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/232480881537
I’ve got a bunch of these in the garage. Sold quickly and I find them pretty often. Paid $3, went to NYC. http://www.ebay.com/itm/332362257137
Keep an eye out for vintage Gurley holiday candles because you often see a bunch together. This one took a while to sell at this price. The Christmas gnomes do well. Paid practically nothing for this at an estate sale with others. http://www.ebay.com/itm/231963434690
Paid up $8 at an estate sale. Sold overnight $40 best offer. http://www.ebay.com/itm/332380831693
09/21/2017 at 9:50 pm #23085
09/22/2017 at 8:36 am #23090
- Location: Atlanta
That is just unbelievable. I can only image that you sell all day with a constant “cha-ching” ringing in your ears, then stay up all night packing and shipping. That’s got to be some serious “volume” packing, even though you have it down to a science.
Mike at MDC Galleries in Atlanta
09/22/2017 at 11:25 pm #23119
- Location: St. Louis
09/23/2017 at 9:58 am #23127
- Location: Massachusetts
WOW! Well done POPEYE.
09/22/2017 at 12:04 pm #23097
I haven’t posted my sold items in awhile, for one thing, this summer was slow but things are now selling at a brisk pace:
I had this piece up for a month or 2 on ebay and etsy for $125 and finally took a $70 offer–this sort of chaps my hide because she is in Australia and the GSP cost to ship was pretty outrageous, so I had to take a reduction to make up for some of that shipping, but I made the sale and I only paid $10 for it at a thrift store.
I had $150 on this (my crazy out there price, LOL) but took $60 for it because I just want to sell, again this was cross listed with not much play. Bought for $15 at a thrift store.
This has been up for several months at one time I was offered $25 for it, LOL. Sold to Australia on an offer of $100. bought at an online auction for under $30
This sort of fits in what WV said about his Civil War monument photos–I had this paperweight on etsy for months for $25 with no interest, but because of all the controversy lately this sold on ebay in a few days for $35–the funnest part for me was trying to find out who the sulphide was of, I finally settled on Robert E Lee and presented my evidence. bought for $5 at a thrift store.
bought for $10 in a thrift and sold in a couple of days for $75. A note about my prices, as someone with ONE business and a relatively small inventory I have made an executive decision to be reasonable on my pricing–yes, I could have asked more for this piece but I just want to keep things moving.
09/22/2017 at 12:51 pm #23100
I had some pretty interesting sales this week.
I paid about $3 for this pennant from an online auction. I think that I under priced it for $48 considering how fast it sold, but I’m happy for the cash. I guess that Playboy would support sport teams at one time?
I find that I will buy an auction lot for items I’m interested in, but the first item to sell will be something unrelated. I bought a online auction lot of Fiesta Ware plus this large drink dispenser. I haven’t sold any Fiesta yet, but this almost paid for the whole lot at $69:
My husband is currently working out of a different building because his company is in process of redoing his regular office area. He had business in his original office and happened to notice a pile of old equipment that was being thrown out. Here are two electronic calipers that I obviously underpriced because they both sold very quickly. I thought I had done my homework and priced them at $30, only $10 below a new one on eBay. The difference might be because the other one was 6″ and these were 8″. I don’t really know.
Here is my favorite of the week. I bought this unopened Cinderella VHS deluxe tape set at auction for about $12. Someone in Australia, who opened an account that day, bought it for full price of $79. I expect that they found the item through a Google search, and opened up an account just to buy my item.
I bought this old ship lantern at a rummage sale half price day for $4. The insides have been removed. Sold for $49.
This is something my mom gave to me. It is a refill for a discontinued dryer bar. Her holder broke, so she decided to use something else. The refills are no longer being produced, so I was able to get $33 for this one item.
09/22/2017 at 9:23 pm #23118
Thanks for taking the time to make these, Steve. I really enjoy them.
The background stories for each item make it really interesting!
09/22/2017 at 11:50 pm #23122
- Location: St. Louis
Had a good week for a change. But also was contacted today by someone asking me if a Disney one size nightgown t-shirt was unisex. I said yes it could be. Then they asked measurements on it so I measured it. Then they asked if I would please try it on and send a photo of myself in it “for reference, then I can buy it.” I said No, it’s way too big for me as I’m a petite. Then they claimed to be a petite person also, so would I please send a photo of me in it, and signed it Susie. I said No, I don’t send photos of myself to strangers. What a perv. And why would he want a photo of someone in an oversized t-shirt??? The member name showed a man in France. That figures.
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