I love vintage toys! This was in such nice condition I probably could have held out for a better price but at the end of the day we have to give people a fair deal and move items out the door.
Military collectors always pay a fair price for true vintage items like this.
I was pleasantly surprised when these sold overnight for what I thought was a pretty good price based on my research.
I love selling vintage toys and games, stuff like this that has never been opened usually has great value!
We find old screens like this all the time and usually they are in damaged condition or just not a great style in general. This was one of the nicest and most ornate ones I've ever seen and it only took about a month to sell for what I thought was a great price!
I was really surprised that this was worth anything at all but I now know that designer food art can be a great seller and we always knew that any vintage Coca Cola stuff is collectible.
Most vintage figurines are not super collectible anymore but some holiday or unique subject matter pieces still sell fairly well.
I find old magazine racks all the time but since no one saves magazines anymore only the funky retro designs sell if at all.
While funky old decorations like this are not quick to sell, I can usually get $100 or so for true vintage pieces in good condition.
Old science and medicine technology can be hit or miss. My research told me this piece was worth about $300 but after fishing for several months I was happy to get what I did and see it go to a good home ....
Maybe one day I'll find that million dollar painting and retire but in the meantime, most art I find usually isn't worth too much and take a long time to sell if it ever does.
Some vintage Boy Scout stuff is collectible but it's not highly in demand or anything and it took a long time to get my $50 for this even though it was pretty rare....
I rescued this from a house we were paid to clear out. It was really clean with the box so instead of throwing it away I found it a good home.
I jump for joy whenever I sell an old clock as no one seems to want them anymore. Even if they work, it's just not something many people are looking for and if they don't work, the cost to fix them can easily equal the value of a working one. This one took five long months to find a home for :(
Toy trains used to be very collectible but in recent years only the nicest and oldest pieces seem to bring a good price as so many casual collectors are getting rid of their common stuff.
I like to sell certain vintage and obsolete electronics on eBay but testing them is a chore and hoping they survive shipping is always a risk.
Vintage figurines are not much in demand anymore and we get so many and the market is flooded in general. This little lady was in the original box which is very appealing to collectors, what few remain.
I love selling vintage stuff that looks like it was never used. Obviously not a big sale and they took several months to sell but they would have been thrown out otherwise which would have been a shame.
I have some luck with vintage kitchen and dining related items - a nice clean flatware set in a retro pattern is always something I'll try to find a home for....
Old trinket boxes are usually collectible and have at least a little value....
I love old toys, both collecting and selling as passing memories along is my favorite part of the job!
Old medical stuff is collectible but machines like this are not usually in demand. I actually shipped it out of the country so who knows what they wanted it for.... I will say we sell some things like this to movie prop companies.
Silver jewelry has always been a heavily marked-up collectible and only stuff that's really old and cool does significantly more than scrap metal value
Old French porcelain usually does well. Not so much plates and dishes but things that are out of the norm. I believe these were originally made as clock and vase inserts.
Usually these are only worth about fifty dollars or less so I was really surprised to see this one go for so much. I like to do an eBay auction for things that have fluctuating values just in case someone wants it bad enough.