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Authentic Antique Signed Tiffany Studios NY Bronze LinenFold Glass Lamp 1938

Submitted by Mike on September 7, 2021
Sale Price
$8,800.00
Authentic Antique Signed Tiffany Studios NY Bronze LinenFold Glass Lamp 1938

I'll just be honest and tell you that we don't often get premium high value items like this. Some sellers think a big name auction house will net them a better price but eBay is literally the biggest auction in the world so why not?! As someone who is fond of old lamps it was a real pleasure to handle this and I was grateful for the opportunity to find this a new home!

Mid Century Marilyn Kay Austin Architectural Pottery Planter Flower Pot

Submitted by Mike on January 16, 2023
Sale Price
$1,800.00
Mid Century Marilyn Kay Austin Architectural Pottery Planter Flower Pot

PLEASE DON'T CALL US ASKING TO BUY THIS, IT WAS ALREADY SOLD. I found this at a house where it had been since new in the 1960's. On sight I knew it was an amazing piece but it had a plant living in it and I didn't want to kill it so I took it home. For close to a year this lived in our dining room and took up a bunch of space until the plant eventually died anyway. I finally dragged it back to the store and wiped it down and took a picture. When I did my research I was able to identify it and was pleasantly surprised by the value.

Wilardy Mid Century Vintage silver star lucite handbag purse cosmetic case

Submitted by Mike on January 16, 2023
Sale Price
$800.00
Wilardy Mid Century Vintage silver star lucite handbag purse cosmetic case

We try to research everything we find that looks out of the ordinary. I was shocked to see this same case had once sold for around $1,000. I almost didn't believe it as I saw several more that had sold over the years for much less on a website we use to research sale history. Sometime we like to go fishing and while most people may chuckle at our nerve, once in awhile someone agrees with the value and someone in Switzerland was nice enough to make a very fair offer!

Capodimonte Laurenz Italy Disney Mickey Mouse Figurine Collection Set

Submitted by Mike on January 16, 2023
Sale Price
$275.00
Capodimonte Laurenz Italy Disney Mickey Mouse Figurine Collection Set

This same set once sold for over $1,500, so you can imagine my disappointment when my set only went for 275 and I had to wait five months just to get that. The economy is a mess right now and over the past twenty years or so many of the things that used to be collectible are no longer in demand.

Antique pair Chinese fine carved wood scenic candle holder figure lamps

Submitted by Mike on January 16, 2023
Sale Price
$225.00
Antique pair Chinese fine carved wood scenic candle holder figure lamps

I really thought these were amazing pieces and they were legitimately old to my eye. They took sixteen (16) long months to sell for my first and only offer. I sometimes wonder if certain things would sell for more at a fine auction house with more knowledge but those places will only talk to you if they suspect something is worth thousands.....

Antique Cast Metal Light Lamp Cossack Bedouin Arab Merchant Franz Bergman

Submitted by Mike on January 16, 2023
Sale Price
$200.00
Antique Cast Metal Light Lamp Cossack Bedouin Arab Merchant Franz Bergman

I took a chance and bought this from a dealer for $200 who assured me it was worth much more. After many months fishing for a buyer, my sale price was the same $200 I paid for it, minus eBay fees and time to pack it. When I buy stuff from people, I'm willing to pay a fair price but even when people give me stuff for free I don't always make a profit when you consider the labor involved. 

Mid Century 1960 Ernest Uden Foil Art Painting Set Swiss Farm

Submitted by Mike on January 16, 2023
Sale Price
$130.00
Mid Century 1960 Ernest Uden Foil Art Painting Set Swiss Farm

In recent years, we have only taken high value items on consignment. Most of the things people want to get rid of simply take too long to sell. I had found evidence these pictures were collectible yet it took 14 months - that's over a year! - to find a buyer for what amounted to about $100 after eBay fees. I'm glad they eventually sold but sitting on something for that long just isn't good for business.