This was a really strong piece as it was fairly uncommon. It sold in less than 24 hours at the upper range of what identical ones had brought in the past.
Some old Chinese stuff is doing well right now. Usually an auction produces good results but I would have done better had I fished for a higher price as the owner had actually paid like $400 for this and it even had a certificate.
I also like to sell random old boxes if they are not too beat up as they seem to do okay.
Art of any kind can be very hit or miss. Pieces made in the last 50 years generally don't sell for as much as the original purchase price.
Certain ethnic and artist signed pottery in general can do okay
You know I like to sell lighting but it took me about a year to sell this pair of lamps - I thought they were pretty cool but the style and color was a hard sell now that I think about it
I'll always try to sell architectural stuff when I find it. This faucet was pretty clean for being so old and I was really pleased with the sale as I don't think I paid much for it at all.
I love selling old toys. I had been fishing for a higher price for this for some time but I finally let it bid at eBay auction and this is how it did.
I like to sell old lighting and this metal shade was in pretty good condition for the age.
I can usually still get good prices for quality art glass...
Back in December, we had a little extra money to spend on inventory to help balance our books. You know I love old toys so I took a chance and bought some 'premium' items at a show. I basically spent way too much and got too little and I haven't even broke even four months later. I'm sure I paid more for these than I sold them for :(
Even harder to sell than old books is old sheet music and I had about fifty pounds worth. I normally wouldn't have posted this lot on a dare but some of the cover art was pretty neat and times are tough so thankfully my effort paid off.
Like I was saying, normally I can't afford to sell something on eBay for $20 as the effort isn't worth it. With the quarantine I have relaxed my standards since I'm not getting much new inventory these days. I found this at a house we were paid to clean out. It would have been a shame to trash it as it had never been used and gas and oil related items always sell
I rarely try to sell china as not many people seem to collect it anymore but this was genuine 19th century Meissen. I actually found this in a kitchen drawer at a house we were cleaning out - most people would have thrown it away
Most old textiles like this are just too shabby or discolored to sell and without some kind of historic provenance of origin, they aren't worth much. This one was clean and had a newer backing so I was able to find it a home.
Vintage car parts are usually good sellers. I found these in an old barn and they were filthy but you see how nice they cleaned up and I don't think they were ever used.
I'm not a big fan of framed art prints as the effort to ship it is significant. Still, some interesting old pieces with good subject matter make for an okay sale.
I don't get too excited over old glassware as everyone is getting rid of it and not many people are buying it anymore. Still, I try to work with unusual pieces when I find them
Here is another item I listed on eBay almost exactly one year ago - taking up space all this time. Right now with the 'stay at home' order in many states we're seeing some game and hobby items sell that might not have sold otherwise - say in the past flipping year.
Fans may have noticed I also have a thing for posting bookends if they are old or retro enough.
Vintage pottery is getting so hard to sell anymore. It took nearly one year sitting on eBay for a buyer to come along.
I normally don't put low value items like this for sale on eBay but things are tight these days. What blows my mind is that someone in Australia paid $35 shipping on top the purchase price to get this!?
I'm just going to say that not many people want things like this anymore. I had in posted on eBay for like a year before someone finally bought it. I appreciate the sale and was glad it found a good home but siting on it for so long and the risk of shipping a fragile item like this almost wasn't worth it.
We found this on a barn hunt and knew someone might want it and sure enough, it sold like a day later. Certain name brands have such a following that there are always people looking for original printed materials and related period items.
This watch had the original case and papers from the 1930's and the original price tag was $115! I would have like to have seen it go for more but at least it held it's value for over 80 years!