This was a KILLER piece but once again, I could not find a single comp value. I was going to price it really high and take offers but then another dealer friend suggested it might not be 100 years old like I thought so I lost some of my confidence and gave it a moderate price and wound up taking a lower offer of course. Still, not a bad sale and it sold pretty quick and that's worth putting your hands in the air for.
This was the mystery item of the day. I had no idea what it was but eventually one of my dealer friends helped me figure it out. It's basically an old school book pointer used by Hebrew folk in particular. I see a lot of stuff but I can't possibly know everything which is why I keep in touch will lots of other collectors and dealers to keep me in the know.
I knew these were killer when I saw them but I could not find a single value comp. I had to shoot from the hip on my opening bid and I got just one taker and now they are on their way back to Italy
I'll be honest and tell you that previously, even I would have chucked items like this in the donate pile. But since times are hard I've been looking at some things a little closer and an $80 sale is gnome joke!
I found several old sale comp values on these for over $100 if you can believe it but it took me like 6 months to sell mine and I only got $30. Some stuff that used to be collectible just isn't that hot anymore
I love selling vintage stuff like this - these didn't have a name brand but they were in really good condition.
This stub was really clean and it sold overnight. Old music memorabilia and most any early Beatles stuff always does well.
I love selling old lamps
Hard times coins were used instead of money by both government and private companies to be exchanged for goods or services. I pray it isn't so but I predict we may see some serious hard times by the end of the year. God bless America
Yup, there are collectors for just about everything
Some items like this have no sale history and we have to guess the value by instinct. What shocked me is that someone found and bought it on eBay like an hour after I posted it which made me think I could have charged a few more dollars from that 'sucker' haha
This was a small sale but probably big memories for someone
Historical and political items are usually good sellers, especially when it's something that was produced in very limited quantities
This thing was sitting on my shelf for almost a year before someone finally bought it. Stuff like this just isn't in demand anymore
Times are tough so I'm trying to sell just about anything and everything that has a chance of finding a new home
Just about anything marked 'Denmark' will sell quickly and for a decent price
This period art hanging was still shrink wrapped from like 50 years ago. We love vintage true vintage decor in great condition.
Another cool old stock lamp from our retired electrician pick.
Always a market for Native American pottery....
Neat old pieces for sure - praise the Lord for a nice sale!
These were larger than most of the ones I see and were worth a little more than others - still a pretty small sale
Just goes to show you there is a buyer for almost everything.... and I can sell just about anything if I put 'mid century' in the title.
You know I love old lamps
I'll be honest in saying that we don't get many premium items that sell in the thousands. This was a very unassuming piece but when I saw what it was and did some research I knew that it was something that very few collectors would have and deserved to sell for a high price. Again, instead of letting people bid on such an obscure item, I started the bid at the minimum price I thought would be fair.
At first I didn't think much of this but once I saw that it was a music box that made the head turn side to side and played a whistling sound I knew it was a killer piece.