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1990s Toy Biz Marvel Action Figure Huge Lot

Submitted by Mike on November 27, 2020
Sale Price
$169.00
1990s Toy Biz Marvel Action Figure Huge Lot

My strategy for selling group lots of similar items together is good for getting rid of things quickly but if I had the time I could have made more money selling these individually. On the flip side, storing dozens of figures and waiting for someone to come along and purchase a certain one is not something I'm really set up to do for low value items.

Antique gold gesso rococo French print wood frame 12x16

Submitted by Mike on November 27, 2020
Sale Price
$108.00
Antique gold gesso rococo French print wood frame 12x16

I like selling old stuff like this as there is still a small audience that buys it - but packing and shipping hundred year old picture frames can be a challenge. For example, just handling these to pack them, I broke one of the glass panels - fortunately I have a store full of old pictures so I was able to replace it and get them out to a new home.

2 Retro K6 1960s Original Tie Dye T shirt Hippie psychedelic Mens

Submitted by Mike on November 2, 2020
Sale Price
$172.00
2 Retro K6 1960s Original Tie Dye T shirt Hippie psychedelic Mens

Viewers know I don't really deal with much clothing. However, true period CASUAL stuff like this is nearly impossible to find. Think about it - who saved home made tye dye t-shirts from over 50 years ago? I found these wadded up in the attic with some old stuffed animals and while most people would have just thrown them out - I knew the potential. Right away several people were asking to buy them but letting them fight over them via auction got us a really nice price. 

Mid Century Regency Burwood Large Jeweled Peacock Bird Plastic Wall Hanging

Submitted by Mike on November 2, 2020
Sale Price
$180.00
Mid Century Regency Burwood Large Jeweled Peacock Bird Plastic Wall Hanging

I knew right away when I saw it that someone would pay up for it. I took it off the wall where it had been hanging since 1964. It was so ugly that it just had to be worth money and I've been seeing peacock stuff back in style lately in the modern catalogs. Shipping it was a chore but it found a new home pretty quick.

Victorian Antique English Betjemanns Son Bemrose Calamander Wood Book Slide Rack

Submitted by Mike on November 2, 2020
Sale Price
$500.00
Victorian Antique English Betjemanns Son Bemrose Calamander Wood Book Slide Rack

This was a really unassuming item and I was surprised to learn that it had strong potential value. Sometimes I see obscure items like this have previously sold for a high price so I fish hoping to get a similar price for mine. Last year eBay developed a new tool that allows sellers like me to see when a potential buyer 'watches' a given item and send that person an unsolicited discounted offer to buy it. I do this almost on a daily bases and about 15% of the people take it and this person was a taker! Loving it

Antique prewar glass marbles cats eye swirl shooters hundreds

Submitted by Mike on November 2, 2020
Sale Price
$202.00
antique prewar glass marbles cats eye swirl shooters hundreds

We've been short staffed since the quarantine in April this year and let me just admit that I am exhausted and some days my work has been sloppy. People on eBay want to see what they're getting and my mistake with this lot was showing the bags full of marbles and not explaining that I dumped them in the other photos. This was actually three separate lots that came in over the course of a few weeks and I had already tried selling one lot with no takers so I sort of hodge-podged the listing to include them all together.

Mid Century Hagen Renaker California Ceramic Cat Figurine Bengal Cornish Rex

Submitted by Mike on November 2, 2020
Sale Price
$355.00
Mid Century Hagen Renaker California Ceramic Cat Figurine Bengal Cornish Rex

Let me just say that sometimes people go nuts over silly cat and dog figurines. This was not a Lladro or Herend or any high end brand so this sale was a total shock as I would have taken thirty bucks for this thing, We've learned that it really pays to auction unusual pieces like this and I'll tell you my secret that figuring out and naming the species can sometimes really help.