I'll just be honest and tell you that we don't often get premium high value items like this. Some sellers think a big name auction house will net them a better price but eBay is literally the biggest auction in the world so why not?! As someone who is fond of old lamps it was a real pleasure to handle this and I was grateful for the opportunity to find this a new home!
I had bought a pair of these back in January and I paid $3,000 for them. It took me almost 9 months to sell one and while I got a great price, I still have more work to do to make a profit. Had I taken them on consignment they would have sold much faster but I would have let them go for much less.
Collectors want to buy things that most people don't have and will pay a premium and almost any old thing relating to guns or the military can be fairly collectible
Selling fine art can be a real waiting game if you hope to get a good price - usually only big name artists and original paintings or low edition prints are worth trying to sell.
These six chairs were actually kind of beat up but they still sold for a good price.
This was a really impressive piece that had even been refinished but after trying to sell it for almost ONE YEAR we finally just donated it to the local thrift store. Zero dollars for my time :(
This was small enough that I was willing to pack and ship it but someone local actually beat the eBay crowd
A dealer friend of mine saw this in my back office and really liked it so I made the sale. I was asking a lot more for it on eBay but sometimes your first offer is your best.
This piece had a funky look and was in great condition but it just wasn't a strong style in my opinion. I was asking $600 but was happy to get it out of our overcrowded store quickly for the 300 I was offered.
This was a great old item and it sold on eBay in less than a day. The buyer didn't even haggle over my price so I was happy to pack and ship it of course