06/24/2021 at 7:48 pm #89464RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Trav L Bar, Metallica VHS tapes, Record player, TV bezel, Jarts, Danner boots]
06/25/2021 at 3:13 pm #89471SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
I haven’t found a Trav-L Bar recently, but those are always good sellers. I think that they were the hot gift item in the 50s/60s, but, when you come down to it, not that many people travel around with liquor. Many are only lightly used or not used at all like the one you sold.
Recently, I was going through a box of stuff that was passed down to me from a deceased relative. I was saving some flatware for when my kids moved out on their own, but I had some odds and ends lying around. I found about 10 pieces of Dansk stainless. The first to sell was a listing for two dinner forks at $38. Not bad for something I found in storage not worth anything to me.
These took years to sell, but they are a collection of unused or voided train tickets and baggage claims. I bought these at an auction in my first year or two of eBay selling. This group came to about $4, and I sold it for $25.
Here’s another thing just lying around that I put up for sale. These are oil cans for a car that my husband hasn’t owned for over 20 years. He probably never threw them out because he didn’t want to waste them. This older formula has been superseded by a different version. I priced the three of them a bit higher than what I found for the new product, and the three can sold for $34.
06/25/2021 at 4:12 pm #89473workhorseParticipant
- Location: California
Lawn darts! I remember those. One of the more questionable toys ever invented. But lots of fun until someone lost an eye or whatever it was they did.
06/27/2021 at 10:42 am #89478TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Those Metallica tapes look like bootlegs. I’m surprised they took so long to sell.
This consignment challenge coin from the USS ELLIOT is a good example of a diamond in the rough. There are many ship coins out there but this one had a few things going for it. It’s from a Spruance-class destroyer, the “Spru-cans” being a well-loved platform by those who served on them. Though it was only in commission from 1977 – 2003, ELLIOT led an active career and was involved in some interesting small incidents. It was decommissioned shortly after the explosion of Navy interest in challenge coins so not that many original coins exist, and this early 1990’s, plain metal version is not of a type to be reproduced in China. It sold for $58 plus shipping.
Here’s an example of a desirable real photo postcard, depicting WWI-era US Army solders with their rifles on break at the shooting range, a motley crew of doughboys mostly smiling for the camera. It sold for $25 and was $3 at a gun show.
This is a quartz movement mantle clock made of indeterminate plastic with a crackle finish and a strange design that I guess some manufacturer in China thought made it look like an antique. It’s the sort of thing you see at Kirkland’s, etc. Out of a box of stuff given to me by a relative, it sold for $29 plus shipping with full disclosure of its lack of age. It was unfortunately the subject of some buyer drama and a negative feedback but it was all resolved in my favor and the negative removed as I discussed on SL a little while back.
This piece of cloth applique art is called a mola. The mola is a product of the indigenous inhabitants of the San Blas Islands in Panama and has been a popular tourist item for decades. Like much indigenous art, prices are all over the map. I had this up for quite a while for a couple hundred to test the market due to its unique subject but there were no bites. I finally sold it at $44 plus shipping. It’s something I bought while stationed in Panama in the early 1980s.
06/27/2021 at 8:51 pm #89488mscellaneousParticipant
- Location: VA
Funny you should mention bootleg. Back before the “Napster” incident, Metallica was fully supportive of fans taping (audio and video) their shows and trading with other fans. It helped build their fanbase since they got NO radio airplay (this is well before the Black album makes them the biggest band in the world).
When Cliff Burton was killed (the Cliff of “Cliff ’em All”) they actually went out to their fans and got the best quality bootleg videos available of their shows to feature Cliff’s playing. That combined with some pro shot footage they had was the bulk of the Cliff em All VHS. Every metalhead I knew had that tape.
If you dig bass playing at all, look up Cliff playing Orion.
06/30/2021 at 9:25 am #89520catmomParticipant
- Location: new york
Hello everyone! Great sales! Thanks (as always) for sharing. I haven’t posted my sales recently because nothing has been noteworthy. 😛 I ended up donating a lot of my inventory to a charity thrift store in the past couple of weeks to declutter my home a bit.
I also reserved a table at a large vendor Flea Market next weekend. Hopefully will sell a bunch of stuff there. We’ll see. Anyone have success with flea markets?
Steven, I got a set of those vintage lawn darts last summer at a free house clean out listed on fb marketplace. They sold immediately and I was able to ship them out before Ebay dinged my account.
Be well, stay cool and have a peaceful day! Liz (mother of cats)
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.