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1935 General Electric Monitor Top Refrigerator

Submitted by Mike on December 6, 2021
Sale Price
$400.00
1935 General Electric Monitor Top Refrigerator

Sometimes in our line of work people ask us to take things away for free but just because something is free it doesn't make it a good deal. This thing didn't work which made it even harder to find a buyer but after about 4 months someone came along who was willing to take a chance and give it a good home. Don't get me wrong, I was glad for a $400 sale but it took up so much room all that time that it was a relief to see it go.

Antique Meissen Victorian Porcelain Figurine 127 57 Cherubim Angels

Submitted by Mike on November 30, 2021
Sale Price
$1,158.00
Antique Meissen Victorian Porcelain Figurine 127 57 Cherubim Angels

Old porcelain figurines are one of the top ten items people used to collect but now call us to get rid of. Most such figurines have limited value and can be difficult to sell but a few can have fantastic value. Anything made by Meissen - usually marked with a pair of blue crossed swords - requires a close look. Meissen has been producing fine china items since the early 1700's and still have a following of collectors to this day. It's important to note that this figure did not have any damage - if it had any chips, the value would have been much less.

Antique Victorian Mahogany Mira Swiss Music Box w 50 Record Discs

Submitted by Mike on November 29, 2021
Sale Price
$3,000.00
Antique Victorian Mahogany Mira Swiss Music Box w 50 Record Discs

The fact that this actually still worked was a big contributor to the value but even moreso was the fact that it had 50 music records with it. I know large old music boxes have a small but serious following of collectors but I was pleasantly surprised with this sale which makes up for all the sales last month I was disappointed with hahahaha.

Old Chinese Qing Carved Xinjiang Zitan Wood Spinach Jade Ruyi Scepter

Submitted by Mike on November 29, 2021
Sale Price
$920.00
Old Chinese Qing Carved Xinjiang Zitan Wood Spinach Jade Ruyi Scepter

So I've been talking about the rise in value for old Chinese items and I was super excited to see that pieces very similar to this had previously sold for as much as $10,000! After several months fishing for an offer, I let it auction on eBay and this was the high bid. I was pretty disappointed as I thought it was worth so much more but I should know by now to take my own advice: Just because I see something someone else sold or think I know something, I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up in the first place.

Antique Imperial lead blown iridescent opaline luster blue glass vase

Submitted by Mike on November 29, 2021
Sale Price
$200.00
Antique Imperial lead blown iridescent opaline luster blue glass vase

Fine old glass can still sell for a good price. I had an auctioneer who claims to be knowledgeable in pottery and glass tell me this was probably only worth about $30. In most cases I would have believed him but this came from a very affluent home so my gut told me it was special and an eBay buyer agreed with me.