I don't get that excited about old records as most of them aren't worth very much by themselves but when I find several albums by a decent artist at once, a group lot makes it worth the effort.
Sports memorabilia has a good following depending on what it is. Stuff that was made to be collectible not so much, but things that were usually thrown away like these ticket stubs are what gets me cheering when I find them.
Old lamps are always of interest to me as they usually sell for a decent price.
These two old decks of cards had never been opened and had a date stamp from over 100 years ago so I knew they were worth something but I was pleasantly surprised to get $100
I don't get much into art as the signatures are usually hard to read and when selling something like this on the internet, I then have to pack and ship it which is a chore. Still, of all the things we find I do know art has potential so I do what I can.
People who restore old cars often look for license plates the year a given car was made. Not much of a sale but certainly worth the effort to find it a good home.
Depending on the subject matter, old trophies can be of interest. Stuff like this is nice when the date is printed to tell the age.
When we do our treasure hunts, many of the homes we visit have never been updated in 50 years and in those cases, I pillage thing like light fixtures whenever possible.
I made a trade earlier this year and got more than 50 of these. The outer boxes had some water damage and it's been months but I've only sold one. I think the other guy got the better deal.
Old military items are usually in demand. I actually had several of these but sold them one at a time to maximize the value.
This was a really unusually piece and it was in great condition. Still, even at what I thought was a very reasonable price, it took four months to sell.
If you're looking at this wondering if I would like another one, the answer is a firm 'no'. While it was an impressive old piece in amazing condition, it sat in my store blocking a doorway for one full year! I was very happy to make a $700 sale which was a fair price to pay but to wait so long to find that buyer - all it really did was pay me back for the space it took up all that time.
Most items made of silver or gold have a value that is partly determined by the performance of the precious metal market. However, a few certain brands are very desirable and are worth far more than the weight alone.
Coin operated machines are fairly desirable and this one was pretty unique so it sold quickly for a great price.
I love certain vintage furniture styles but honestly, it takes up a lot of room in our store and after waiting months, we sometimes have to accept a low offer just to make it gone. I thought this should have been worth more but usually your only offer is your best.
Once in a blue moon we clear out a house that was inhabited for 50 years and we find something that looks like it was never used in a closet or basement shelf. A shopper was sharing a memory with me about grandma's house on Sunday morning and had been trying to track down one of these in great condition for years. Glad we were able to help!
Vintage toys with the original boxes usually sell for a good price!
We rely heavily on the internet to get things sold but large furniture items can be a challenge. Fortunately these came apart and I had a large box so out the door they went - to California where a good portion of our sales seem to go....
Vintage toys are great for reclaiming memories and there is usually a buyer for stuff like this
Random vintage housewares are not big sellers, but if they are in great condition I can usually find them a home.
Military related items and ephemera are usually good sellers, especially if they can be dated to a conflict period.
Old novelty clocks are usually good sellers.....
By now everyone knows I'm fond of selling bookends and as you can see some of them have good value.
This actually sold quickly on the internet and was bought by a movie prop company - who knows, maybe one day I will see again on TV!
We often get paid to clear out estate homes and when doing so we offer a cheap price for our labor and try to make it back with some of the unusual things we find and sell.