08/18/2021 at 7:04 pm #90399RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Touch tone phone, Boombox, Turntable, Old Wooden Checkers, Hats, Herman Miller chair legs, Stereos]
08/19/2021 at 7:55 pm #90408TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Some interesting sales, Steven. I’ve sold a few old phones in my day (I recall one went to Malaysia, of all places) but I’m wondering if that market’s drying up. I don’t know anyone who has a land line any more. Maybe people have a way to use them. Speaking of land line, I do know that they would accept pulse dialing as generated by a dial phone even after touch tone had been around for a long while. I kept a wall mount red dial phone in the kitchen when the kids were little because they would not mess with it, unlike a touch tone which was a very attractive nuisance for them.
We’ve talked about my soft spot for old Alfa Romeos before. This is a 1950s Floyd Clymer reprint of a 1948 factory catalog for the 6C 2500; a beautiful car. A flea market find for a couple bucks, it sold for $26 plus shipping to Canada.
This is one of the last of a lot of military salvage Vietnam era slant-pocket jungle fatigues I bought a while ago, last used by a soldier from the US Army 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, NC. I wish I knew the story of how they came back to see the light of day but it doesn’t matter. I paid $27 each and I’ve been getting in the mid-$100s for them but I let this one go for $70 plus shipping as it had been sitting for a while.
These are cut-out magazine advertisements from 1944, mounted on cheap board, depicting pilot rescue boats built by Herreshoff Shipyard. As it happens, the old Huckins PT boat factory is right around the corner from me here in Jax and I’m friends with a descendant of the owner during WWII. I’ve had these ads for quite a while; source unknown. The lot sold for $25 plus shipping.
Challenge coins have been adopted whole hog by the police in the US. (Sorry 🙂 ) Here’s one from the San Diego Police Air Support Unit that sold for a great price of $48 plus shipping. Pilots like their shiny metal objects.
I mentioned this 20×16 oil painting done by my wife’s grandmother when I provided my numbers for an episode earlier this year, provoking a bit of discussion. I still think it is ugly as sin. Sharyn, for one, does not agree with me. It sold for $90 plus shipping and the buyer loved it.
08/20/2021 at 2:47 pm #90419SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
@Temudgin – You are correct! But, if I remember correctly, I said that it “wasn’t bad” 🙂 . $90 tells me that I was right!
Steve – Looks like you had an awesome week with so many high value stereos and one lucky duck VHS tape.
My summer continues to be mediocre, but I’m sure part of that is due to the several vacations and family trips I’ve been taking. I think I have’t posted for at least two weeks, so I do have a few that are worth mentioning.
I bought these vintage ceramic wall plaques for less than $1 in a rummage sale. I thought they’d sell somewhat quickly because of the medieval/soldier theme, but it has been three or four years. Sold for $29.50.
I couldn’t figure out how to properly name this type of wine cooler, and neither did anyone else on the forum. I guess “ice bucket lid insert” was good enough. Paid about $1, sold for a bit under $29.
I got this acrylic tray for free from a neighbor moving out during the pandemic. Sold for $30.
This artist signed glass vase was sold on commission for $70.50. I think I’ve sold all of her vases from this artist, who she must have really liked.
A number of years ago, I purchased an auction lot of new plastic and metal bangle bracelets. The quality wasn’t that great, and I really didn’t feel like selling them anymore. So, I lotted the remaining ones up in one listing. I received a $25 offer, and off she goes …
08/20/2021 at 6:00 pm #90421jaepeteParticipant
- Location: Carrollton, TX
It’s amazing the stuff people give away/throw away. Sadly I’d have to count myself in that group up until I started reselling. Now I look at everything in my house and say to myself…do I really need that? I even look at the wife and kids stuff…do they really need that? LOL
Vintage Carlson 50ft crank tape measure. Found this for a few dollars at an estate sale and sold for $12.50
Vintage Budweiser Beer stein. Got a few of these in an auction for a few dollars about a year ago. took a best offer of $9.75 on this one to move it out the door. I under estimated the shipping by $3 so if I’m lucky I made two bucks. Live and learn
Vintage Whitman Publishing Pickup Sticks
Speaking of stuff that was the kids! this was passed down from a grandparent and literally never touched by anyone in my house for probably 15 years. If I thought for a half a second this would be missed I wouldn’t have sold it. Sold for $15 🙂
2012 US Open Golf hat. Found several US Open golf hats from various years at an estate sale. All looked new and bought for one dollar each. Sold for $12
Phillips 66 gas station advertising thermometer. Bought a Phillips 66 collection of about 30 items that i found on craigslist. So far I’ve sold 4 items netting me about Fifty Five dollars, paid Eighty for the entire collection.
Lionel Trains Hallmark Ornament – found this new in the box for a dollar in a fairly picked over estate sale. Sold for $16.50
Vintage 1950’s? commercial truck photo. Believe this was an advertising photo used by the company that installed the specialized equipment on the truck. I was able to buy a binder for I believe ten dollars with about 12 different photo’s inside. I sold a group of 4 of them at $12.50 each to one person.
1985 Transformer toy – I bought this new at the store in 1985 and kept it all this time. Still in great shape except the two missiles were missing. Interestingly, I took this and a bunch of other toys to a toy show about 4 years ago and at twenty bucks no one was interested. Sold last week for $65.
Overall things have slowed from a selling standpoint but I’m still a little ahead in number of sales for Aug. I did however have two people buy a total of 9 things at once, so those skew the numbers a bit.
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