Unusual items like this can sometimes be challenging to sell as we need to find the right buyer. The nice lady who bought this had been looking for a gift for her grandfather who just retired as a postal worker. Hopefully this will bring him fond memories of his career!
Merry Christmas! We sold a bunch of small items this month on eBay - partly because I was selling items cheaper due to the fact that we were about to move the store. We hope to see everyone at the new shop soon!
I love funky lighting and random old drug-store type items are fun as well. Someone said they had been looking for these for years but they wanted a better price and I was like 'the price is already fair if you've been looking for years' lol. Everyone wants a good deal but we try to hold out for a good price on unusual items.
We had several nice old nativity sets floating around the store but we had to wait till the season was right.
Vintage toys are one of my favorite things to sell. While most toys can still be easily found, finding an original BOX for a given toy is much harder. This box was really clean for being circa 1959 and collectors are always looking for stuff like this. FYI boy toys are generally worth more than girl toys as girls are more inclined to take good care of their things and save boxes.
Vintage Holiday items are great if you sell them at the right time of year. Not a big sale but still a great item.
Very unassuming item but 'figural' pieces and any cat related items usually seem to be collectible.
Our last house clean-out job of the year had over twenty large tubs of Christmas decorations. We went through all of them and out of a mountain of stuff, this was the most valuable item. Not a huge sale but definitely fun for the Holidays.
Common vintage but stylized items like this can always be fun and are sometimes worth a lot. The buyer was in the UK and told me she had been looking for one for three years!!
I wouldn't call this iconic, but it's cool and I got it sold pretty quick
Decorative porcelain items like this are easily damaged and one chip makes them worth almost nothing - even really nice one's like these don't sell for much anymore and safely shipping them to a buyer is a challenge.
Funny story, I found the tray at one house and the matching glasses at a totally different home. I love selling stuff from this time period.
I think stuff like this is pretty cool but there is not much demand for it
I remember this computer game was all the rage in 1993 as the graphics were impressive for the day but the game itself wasn't all that fun to play otherwise
Love finding old lighting!
I grew up in Hyattsville MD and just a couple miles from us was a bar/ club called the Kahlua Hut. I don't even remember seeing the place as I was just a little kid but apparently they made tons of these mugs and at least some people seem to remember the mugs if not the bar as they sold for a good price.
I always seem to have luck selling animal figurines although they usually aren't worth much.
A type of plastic / resin made to look like wood was really popular back in the day
I visited a home that had a hundred or more of these decanter figures but they are really fragile to ship so this is the only one I bothered to sell.
Something as simple as a vintage flower pot can be worth trying to sell - I can usually find a good home for anything from the 'mid century'.
I love selling stuff from this time period and I actually took it apart for easier shipping but I will say the cost a buyer has to pay for shipping a larger item really cuts into what they are willing to pay,
I've almost given up trying to sell old china but some higher end brands in unusual patterns can still be of interest. What was annoying is that I actually put this up for auction and some guy in Russia bid this lot up to $330 but never paid me. And I also go no response from the runner up bidder for a few dollars less. It's like sometimes people fight over something and when the dust settles neither of them wanted it after all. It doesn't happen often but it's frustrating as heck for me when it does. Anyway I found it a home a few weeks later but for a lot less. Oh well.
Unusual old tools can be fairly collectible.
I'm starting to sound like a broken record but I really should have gotten more for this too but I was just kicking stuff out the door all month prior to moving
Yet another item that I had hoped to sell for more as vintage decorations in good condition like this are hard to find