A small sale like this isn't much to blog about but whenever I see vintage items like new in the original box I at least have to try them on eBay
Some people collect vintage or obsolete technology and this unit still worked and was really clean so I knew it had to sell for something. Note that 'Walkman' is a Sony trademark and first generation Walkmans are worth a lot as it was an iconic design.
Many old figurines are a dime a dozen but this one had a special look to it so I gave it a shot and brought home $85 worth of bacon!
Another cool old lighting piece
Most old furniture is hard to sell and takes up a lot of space but certain interesting vintage pieces I post for sale on eBay and someone in Florida bought this table inside of a week and paid another $250 to have it delivered to them!
I usually won't try to sell lower value items unless I think there is a market and people love cats and dogs. I doubt I could have gotten the same $25 in our showroom so it was worth the effort just to find it a new home
Original war-time letters and ephemera can be interesting. The subject matter and author determines the value.
Another cool old lamp - you know I like to sell vintage lighting
I've mentioned before how it's not practical to sell low value items individually and I often 'group lot' similar items together on eBay just to find things a good home but of course the per-item price goes way down.
This was so big the cost to ship it to the buyer was about the same as the actual item. Old toys are priceless if you ask me!
I had thought these would have sold for a bit more but something is only worth what someone will pay so I guess the price was fair
When I see stuff like this in mint condition in the original box from 50 years ago - I get excited as I know it will sell quick.
My strategy for selling group lots of similar items together is good for getting rid of things quickly but if I had the time I could have made more money selling these individually. On the flip side, storing dozens of figures and waiting for someone to come along and purchase a certain one is not something I'm really set up to do for low value items.
This piece had a killer look and anything I see like this automatically is worth $100 or more in my mind. This was pretty scary fragile to ship, but I got it to the buyer undamaged.
Viewers know I like to sell 'Mid Century' decorations and things. I actually researched several of these bird figures had previously sold in the $20-30 range but I really felt it was a strong period piece so I put it out at a high price and someone in the UK agreed with it!
The last house we cleared out had a mountain of Christmas decorations. Most of them just weren't worth much but I took the time to post the better ones on my eBay page to help get people in the spirit and cash out what I could since it's that time of year.
I absolutely love finding stuff from 50 years ago that was never used. Not always super valuable, but definitely worth finding a new home for.
Never underestimate the value of toys - even a tiny car like this made for a nice quick sale.
Vintage gaudy always makes for a quick sale
Selling fun old stuff is what we love!
People will always make room in their home for a childhood memory and older toys are among my favorite thing to sell. I put this up on eBay for a reasonable price and someone snatched it up in minutes.
I like selling old stuff like this as there is still a small audience that buys it - but packing and shipping hundred year old picture frames can be a challenge. For example, just handling these to pack them, I broke one of the glass panels - fortunately I have a store full of old pictures so I was able to replace it and get them out to a new home.
Viewers know I like to sell old lamps but these took a long time to leave my shelf and they were a pain to pack and ship but at least they found a good home.
Old glass pieces just don't have much appeal for the current generation. Sometimes I group lots of small similar items together just to make it worth the time it takes to find stuff like this a good home.
A computer game from 30 years ago which was never opened