Some sports and pop culture decorations can be good sellers. Pieces like this were usually made into clocks but this one was not. With the anticipated team name change, original logo items like this may go up in value.
I've been having good luck with true vintage quality decorations lately. These were made in Italy in the 1950's and many designers are bringing pieces like this back into style.
Unusual old toys and games are always quick to sell!
You'll notice the zero dollar sale price and I'm sharing this to tell you that I posted this bowl for sale in March of 2019 and it finally sold for $40 in July of 2020. But I couldn't find it! We've purged the inventory room since then and it's so crowded back there that either way, I could not honor this sale so I had to refund the buyer. The truth is, if it takes over a year to sell a $40 item, it really should have just been donated in the first place.
We're seeing some not-quite vintage toys and games are in demand these days as people who were teenagers ten or fifteen years ago are now wage earning adults who want to buy back memories!
Post World War Two, anything from the Japanese culture was embraced by Americans as we wanted to get to know the peoples we were previously at war with. Since the 1980's, the older generation has moved on and younger folks are less interested. A robe like this probably cost a small fortune when it was made as the fabric is hand-decorated!
We got a huge collection of old pottery last month and even though most of it wasn't worth much I really did try to find a good home for as much of it as I could
This vintage decoration sat on my processing shelf for several months before I posted it for sale. Initially I thought it would only bring maybe $25 but since it was something from the Mid Century Modern style everyone loves these days, I did some research and it turned out to be worth a bit more than I thought
Some vinyl records are still collectible - Rock N Roll or special interest like this will have at least some value
Old metal items are still sought after but are not always worth a fortune
Most old instruments in good condition will sell fairly well
Funny story, I found each of these in two different homes two weeks apart so I listed them together. They actually sold in like a week which was surprising for something not in demand in my opinion.
True vintage and antique costume jewelry has a good following on the internet for sure.
I really can't afford to sell items for less than $30 or so but in this case it was either list it or throw it away.
You know I have a preference for selling true vintage period items like this.
Old Christmas decorations have a strong audience but most of them aren't too valuable. I compiled this lot from two different house hunts and to be honest, the sale price was barely worth the effort to pack and ship them to the buyer but I'm glad they found a good home as sometimes that is the main goal.
There is still a good market for film cameras and even lenses that can also be used with digital. This lens retailed for over $1,000 but after several months with no offers, I finally let it auction to what the public would pay.
My knowledge of rugs is very weak as the market is so fickle I don't really have the patience to learn more about them. I knew this was a good old carpet so I simply threw it out on eBay for auction and was pleasantly surprised by the sale.
This is another item where I had seen an identical one sell for nearly $500 or something crazy. So I fished for many months with zero offers. I finally let it auction and was happy it sold for what it did.
Some modern special interest collectibles can have surprising value and when I find them the best results come from letting bidders fight over them via eBay auction
This same tray had previously sold for as much as $250 but knowing how hard pieces like this are to sell nowadays I just took my first offer to get it off my shelf.
This was a really nice 1970s piece and I almost kept it for myself. I was fishing for a high price and it had some interest right away but after a few weeks I just took my best offer.
This was really nice and clean and I had hoped for more but the audience buying stuff like this is not what it used to be.
You know I like to sell old lighting and I'm fairly aggressive on my pricing because of that. I was fishing for $800 on this piece because I had seen another one sell for about the same. I was shocked by my first and only offer of $125 but sometimes one low offer is better than none at all so I let go of my attachement.
I haven't totally given up hope for old glass and pottery and I was really glad this sold for a fair price in a short amount of time.