I've almost given up trying to sell old pottery and porcelain items but I still make the effort for nicer pieces.
This old figure might have been part of a fancy lamp or clock but I honestly didn't know and just had to guess that it would sell for around $50 or so and it did.
Toy planes, trains, and automobiles always sell but condition determines the value.
Old books are usually very hard to sell but some do well depending on author, subject matter and condition.
Vintage toys always sell!
Even for obscure things that I don't see too often or are in especially good condition, I can usually get $100 or more. A lot of old Chinese items we find are going back to China
Someone brought me some stuff and there were a couple of worthless figures in these but since I know toy collectors are always looking for original boxes, I tossed the figures and sold them empty.
Vintage toys are always a memory to someone and generally sell quickly for a fair price.
The market for things like primitive tools and implements is not very strong these days but pieces like this still sell.
This small sculpture was probably $500 when purchased new and even though I had hoped it would sell for more, I didn't want it sitting on my shelf forever and let it auction.