This looked like something someone made in metal shop class and wasn't all that great but it did have some age to it so I gave it a gander...and it flew off the shelf
This wasn't in fantastic condition but it did work and the fact that it was blue made it worth posting. Common vintage household items in unusual colors usually have at least some value.
A friend of mine who is also a dealer showed me this and asked me how much I thought it was worth. I didn't see the signature so the first things I asked "Is it Lalique"? He said no but he was going to try to sell it at his shop for $80. I could feel the weight and see the quality and asked 'Would you take $40" and he agreed. I later saw the signature with a magnifying glass so even though I didn't know it was worth 250, I knew it was was worth 40
Stuff like this doesn't look like much to most people but I saw it as $150 sale !
Funky vintage art can be hit or miss so I was real happy to get a nice price for this small piece
I can tell you that most old glassware just isn't selling and it has to be pretty special for me to even try. I am super good at packing and shipping but even still, one of these glasses broke going to CA. A $100 sale was just barely worth the hassle.
Yes, even though we really don't want clothing, I have been finding some vintage stuff and trying it out. True vintage mens clothing seems to sell better than women's.
Love selling vintage toys, especially really clean ones like this!
Flatware doesn't always sell quickly but I do like finding a nice big vintage set like this
I love retro art. I got a small collection of these awhile back and like one lady in CA has bought several from me
Yep, love selling vintage lighting - not always big money but almost always sells.
Yep, certain dog and cat figurines usually sell well enough
I'm trying to highlight more of the furniture pieces that are actually selling these days. The sofa of this set had some damage, but I was still able to find them a good home quickly through eBay for a decent price considering
Nostalgic technology is fun to sell and a nice clean piece like this sells pretty quick
Old handmade toys and crafts / folk and tramp art stuff - it's not always quick to sell but I like to try it.
Not only do I like vintage lamps but I'll even try to sell old shades
Not a big sale, but I love selling stuff from years ago that has never been used.
A friend of mine is a contractor and sometimes he saves me pieces of demo projects like these
Fine quality ornate items like this can do well - it's hard to tell hold old stuff like this is though.
Vintage technology in working condition can be of interest - I think records are making a small comeback among younger people
I'm just highlighting a few SOLD furniture items for a change. MOST traditional furniture styles have very limited resale value but SOME specialty pieces from high-end makers can still sell for a good price.
I'm just highlighting a few SOLD furniture items for a change
I'm just highlighting a few sold furniture items for a change
I'm just highlighting a few sold furniture pieces for a change.
I love old lamps but because I like them so much, sometimes I tend to over-value them. I had found evidence to suggest this would be worth as much as $1,000. After advertising it in the store and on eBay for many months with no offers, I finally sold it to another dealer for just $100. Sitting on the river and fishing is fun but at a certain point, we have to cut bait and go home.