Anything to do with planes, trains, or automobiles gets our wheels turning. Remember: It doesn't matter which side of the tracks your from, the train still rolls the same.
I don't know why but I like old figural bookends and always seem to have good luck selling them. The subject matter really helps of course. I'm always fighting to get the best prices I can for your consignments and just like General Grant said: "In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins."
Anything motorcycle related gets some attention - easy money for an Easy eBay Rider like me.
Folk art carvings by known or unknown artist alike are fun to sell. And anything animal or bird related has more marketability. Remember that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Some old woodenware pieces can have value and I like them personally but they can be a hard sell and usually don't bring too much - so file that tip in your box.
We love old toys and premium pieces that look almost new are even better. I can tell you that even serious collectors don't want to pay 'top dollar' and when we 'fish' for a high price, we usually have to wait months to get a reasonable offer. Sometimes I get my high price and that's when people call me the Rocket Man
We can't really afford to sell five and ten dollar items so often we will try to sell 'group lots'. The Pandora's box issue with this is that collectors really only want to buy one piece at a time and not pay for others they don't so the per piece price goes way down.
We love vintage costume jewelry and things made with natural stone, precious metal, or even amber. Amber pieces are usually a million years old and prices can be very high on some pieces.
Military memorabilia is collectible but there are so many fake reproduction items that it takes a bit of knowledge to know the difference and a credible reputation to convince buyers that a piece is authentic.
I had this posted for a few weeks with no luck and I was getting ready to just take it home for my own toy collection as I remember having one when I was a kid. The very next morning someone in Canada bought it - oh well. Holy Hole in a Doughnut Batman!
Most old lanterns we find aren't worth too much but this one was pretty special. Genuine railroad related items in good condition with markings are still in demand!
Stamps have been collectible for over 100 years but the market is not what it used to be. This was one of the biggest and best collections I've seen but knowing that the market was 'soft' I 'fished' for a few months and eventually got a really good price for them.
Premium vintage toys that are in near mint condition can go for big money but the serious collectors are very picky and they still won't always pay 'top dollar'
Not a big sale, but still a neat old item we found a home for.
Just like toys, old models are of interest as well.
I was hoping for a bit more and I suppose I could have 'fished' for a higher price but it was a nice old set that sold quickly and that's all she wrote.
The internet has really hurt the value of sports memorabilia as well as old magazines and other printed materials. This piece found a home in the United Kingdom of all places and we were glad it sold!
I'm pretty sure I've posted nostalgia items like these before and I find it very amusing that people would buy these.
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