Interesting Items

Antique neoclassical art nouveau gothic revival bronze whale oil iron Betty lamp

Submitted by Mike on September 26, 2019
Sale Price
$200.00

I am so happy when really cool old things that are not much in demand anymore sell for a good fair price in a timely manner. Getting 'top dollar' for a given item is almost always a waiting game which is why most of our customers take our best cash offer today and let us sit it out.

Vintage tin litho Supreme Magic run rabbit trick

Submitted by Mike on September 26, 2019
Sale Price
$202.00

When I find things that are not very common, I research the potential value. In cases where I see only a few examples where someone just picked a price that they were willing to sell something for I ask myself could the item have had more potential and what does the current market look like, etc. In this case, I just let people bid on it and it sold for like five times what the last one sold for. That's pulling a rabbit out of a hat!

Pair Antique Staffordshire Victorian Ceramic Dog Figurines Cocker Spaniel

Submitted by Mike on September 26, 2019
Sale Price
$142.00

Funny story; I saved these from our last job as I knew they were old but without a makers mark, I could not prove that they had any value and I did not want to spend hours Googleing ceramic dog images. We had just put them in the donation box when later that night I was browsing one of my many antique and collectible information books and there they were. The exact pair on page 23 of Victorian Treasures. They were made by Staffordshire around the turn of the century.

5pc Antique sterling silver vanity mirror brush jar vessel dresser grooming set

Submitted by Mike on September 26, 2019
Sale Price
$120.00

I'm sure I've posted one of these sets before but here is another. Every house we visit usually has 'moms old vanity set'. When they are monogrammed and a little beat up like this, most silver pieces we find generally only sell for about the cost of scrap metal.

Antique bronze bloodhound dog Kennel Club ashtray Monmouth County New Jersey

Submitted by Mike on September 26, 2019
Sale Price
$130.00

Old metal items are great, especially when they have their history stamped right onto them. A very unusual collectible to begin with and dog related stuff always sells. Considering this was a New Jersey club I found it strange that a lady in the UK was the one to buy this. What do I know - I aint nothing but a picking hound dog.