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.