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!
Tis the season and Jesus is the reason! This set was pretty nice for the age but you can really only expect to sell Christmas stuff in December. I just sold another nativity set that didn't sell from last year - so I had to store it for a whole year....
Tis the season! I like old Christmas stuff but since everyone saved it for so long there is plenty to be had - still this was a decent sale.
You guys know I like old bookends and some of them actually can have great value.
I come across old plush toys all the time and they do sell as they represent great memories but most of them just aren't worth much. These were pretty unusual and got people into a bidding war on eBay!
We find and sell old razors all the time but I had never seen one quite like this before and it turned out to be worth more than most.
Once again, anything to do with transportation can be collectible. It took a bit of research but this was used on an old train at one point and was worth more than we thought. It pays to investigate unusual items but it also takes a lot of time.
Not a fantastic item but I'll take a $50 sale any day.
I've mentioned before that I like true vintage textiles in funky patterns. I was originally 'fishing' for a crazy high price and these sat on my shelf so long that I forgot they were there so when I found them again I just sold them for what I thought was cheap.
Nice quality name brand decorations like this were very expensive new but second-hand they usually don't have much re-sale value. I guess this one was rare as it sold pretty quick and let me just say that I LOVE people who save their original boxes as it really helps when we go to sell something.
We've talked about how collectible Legos are before but when they are loose and unsorted like this they usually don't go for much. This lot had a bunch of the little people so it did pretty well.
When we clean out homes, we carry boxes of stuff like this away as no one wants things like this anymore. This piece was really pretty and still in great condition so I put it up on eBay and got it sold but usually I'm wasting my time when I handle things like this.
Vintage handbags do have a following but the market is so flooded that they never sell for very much and they must be in excellent condition.
Hand made souvenir type things used to do fairly well but not so much these days and I was happy to make this sale.
I felt this should have sold for more but nothing is performing well these days.
We've talked about old lunchboxes before: it's got art, pop culture, and childhood memories which appeals to a wide audience of collectors. Condition is what determines the price.
Vintage superhero related items are fairly collectable and even obscure items like these undies from 1983 can have good value. I know I had some of these, I bet you did too!
Anything made of gold or silver will have a certain amount of value based on the metal itself but our hope is that the item will be worth above and beyond that based on the craftsmanship or age.
Vintage art and retro decorations don't always have much value but they do have some appeal and are fun to sell.
At first I didn't know if this book had any potential value but some quick research revealed there weren't any companies making anything like it anymore so I put it up on eBay. As chance would have it, a local guy who managed a security firm contacted me with an offer which sounded good so I took it!
When we clean out homes and treasure hunt basements and attics, we find all sorts of stuff and honestly try to save as much as we can if we think someone might buy it. This was going out on a limb, but I knew people collected tractor related stuff and older advertising usually has a chance of selling - I even did some quick research and saw someone else had sold some of these years ago so I took a chance.
Old military stuff usually sells. One another note I feel like we had a lot of $60 sales last month ;0
I may have posted a lot like this once before but in any case here is another. Old advertising and ephemera will usually have at least some value
Having a matching pair of something usually helps make a sale and I was grateful to sell these in under a week as many old things like this simply aren't selling right now.
I rescued this from a bathroom in a really old house as I knew someone re-doing a period home might want it. It took me 18 months to find a buyer on eBay, taking up space in a bin while I waited but I never gave up on it. One hundred dollars is a nice sale for sure but I earned it with time. This would only be worth $10 at a yard sale if you were serious about selling it.