Some old toys are extremely collectible but it takes a long time to find a buyer willing to spend this much and the problem with high-end buyers is that they are very picky. When selling things on eBay, we are held accountable to the buyers satisfaction and sometimes we have to further negotiate even after the sale is made to avoid a negative reputation.
Just sharing another vintage lamp we sold. I pulled this one down from the very house it originally came with myself.
Unusual old figurines can be of value but one single chip can ruin its value. Typically pieces made in Germany, France, Italy, or England are noteworthy.
Old toys fly off the shelves when we find them
Some of the things we find are not always complete and ready-to-sell but often times, just parts and pieces are more in demand than the completed item.
I think most people these days try to save old stuff like this as opposed to throwing it away and it's always nice to hear how we completed someones restoration project with a piece of the past.
Old metal castings usually have some appeal. I found evidence that showed me this piece might be worth as much as $500. I tried to get close to that for many months before I finally let it go for what someone would actually pay for it .... which is what it was really worth.
Novelty toys and items always do well
Big pieces like this are always a chore to find a good home for and take a long time to do so. I sold this two weeks ago but we're still waiting for the out of state buyer to come get it.
Nostalgic items in good condition are always in demand but the only way to find a buyer for a given item in a timely manner is to offer to pack and ship it and that cost always cuts into the items value.
Amber is another one of those hit or miss sellers. A piece like this could have been $50 or $500 - sadly for us it was the lesser.
I love selling vintage lighting
Certain vintage tools and devices are always of interest
There are plenty of old toys and dolls on the market, but finding one in good condition justifies a great sale price!
This may not look like much - an old home-made wood and tin lantern. What made it special is the provenance carved into it showing someone's initials and a date of 1859! This piece belonged in a museum!
Not all old toys have high value and collectors often want to haggle, but sometimes when we find one in an unusual color or something we can get a really good price.
Another funky new old stock lamp sale from my retired electrician customer I mentioned.
Never used toys, games, and models like these can sell for a premium price. I was actually fishing for a lot more but after several months I simply took my best offer.
Old novelty items like this that weren't meant to be saved have a decent following with collectors and sell for decent money. Halloween items are usually the best, followed by Christmas.
Huge heavy pieces like this beauty are hard to sell quickly as the cost and weight of shipping really cuts in to what people are willing to pay. Fortunately I had a custom box to ship it in so it got to the buyer in one piece.
Most old event posters or memorabilia are always in demand. Anything transportation related has a great chance of selling for a good price. But the cost to pack and ship a big framed piece like this cuts into the value and is not something you'd want to try on your own.
Old bottles have always been collectible but prices are down and this one took a lot longer to sell for a lot less than I had hoped.
I don't talk about them much but old unusual bookends seem to sell fairly well and anything animal related has a better chance of being found.
Checkmate! Vintage chess sets and games in general are another thing we usually have good luck in selling.
Love vintage toys. As a rule, boy toys sell quicker than girls. This was a really nice clean piece and the buyer actually got a really fair deal and hopefully some memories to go with it!