Old lamps are always flying off my shelves.
As a collector, I know some vintage toys have great value but these even surprised me!
I totally like trying to sell vintage novelty items!
Some items are pretty uncommon and even figuring out what they are takes some research.
Old Christmas cards by famous artists can do really well. These had already been identified for me but to be honest I might not have noticed them had they been part of a huge collection. Often times identifying an item of value is most of the work which is why having an experienced seller can pay off.
Even if it's not real silver, I sometimes have luck with old flatware if it's really clean. Again, anything from the 50's or 60's is my favorite period to work with.
Not much of a sale but old photographs as well as Native American related items are usually collectible
Old toy trains are less in demand these days but there are still buyers for the time being
Yes, another almost awful vintage decoration!
I was hoping for a better price for this as it was a true period blanket and it was amazingly clean. Still, it found a good home and the buyer got a really fair deal.
Many of the items we see like this are reproductions and it can be hard to tell the difference from a true antique. Since I'm not an expert in all areas and I can't always take the time to research everything, I simply offer a polite buyer beware explanation and let the true collectors figure it out from my pictures.
This old doll house tea set was made of real silver which is pretty uncommon.
Like I was saying I like old drug store toys and these non-licensed Barbie fashion pieces had never been removed from the packages
It's a wonder this fragile rigid plastic play-set structure has survived for over 50 years. I was fishing for a really high price but I finally let it go for less than a kings ransom.
Old lanterns are a dime a dozen but ones that actually have a specific railroad company marking can have some value.
J found this scrap in a garage from a house we were cleaning / trashing out and he knows I like stuff from this period. This was only enough to cover a chair or something but the pattern was killer and since it was actually from the 1950s I had to try to find a buyer
I like Disney stuff and with everything going on this year, people have extra time for hobbies so I knew it was worth posting for sale.
Pretty collectibles aren't exactly in demand, but I like to sell 'group lots'. The post office offers 'flat rate' boxes and that helps me keep the shipping cost down for some heavy items which leaves more bidding room for buyers to spend!
Sometimes I try to sell things that I think are interesting and that I remember from when I was young. Cheap drug store and novelty items amuse me and while a $20 sale almost wasn't worth the effort, it makes for one more interesting blog post under my belt
Old bottles can do well as does anything gas and oil related, Not a big sale but I just grabbed this from a garage where it had been sitting for over 50 years and instead of throwing it in the trash we found it a new shelf to sit on.
I love old toys and I took a chance and spent some serious money last year at a toy show hoping to make a profit. Nearly a year later, I've barely broken even and I can tell you I won't be going out of my way to buy inventory like this again
This book was a self-printed compilation documenting a Civil War soldiers life as told from his letters and diary. Near as I can tell, the family never got the book published other than this one copy and I was surprised it took me a long time to sell it but it finally found a good home.
Love old lamps
Tootsietoy made toy cars among other things - old toys equals great old memories....
Political and celebrity autographs and memorabilia can bring big prices if they are authentic. I did not have any proof that this was real other than the fact that a former US ambassador owned it and I shared that in my representation which in and of itself was enough credibility for the buyer.