Love finding old lighting!
I grew up in Hyattsville MD and just a couple miles from us was a bar/ club called the Kahlua Hut. I don't even remember seeing the place as I was just a little kid but apparently they made tons of these mugs and at least some people seem to remember the mugs if not the bar as they sold for a good price.
I always seem to have luck selling animal figurines although they usually aren't worth much.
A type of plastic / resin made to look like wood was really popular back in the day
I visited a home that had a hundred or more of these decanter figures but they are really fragile to ship so this is the only one I bothered to sell.
Something as simple as a vintage flower pot can be worth trying to sell - I can usually find a good home for anything from the 'mid century'.
I love selling stuff from this time period and I actually took it apart for easier shipping but I will say the cost a buyer has to pay for shipping a larger item really cuts into what they are willing to pay,
I've almost given up trying to sell old china but some higher end brands in unusual patterns can still be of interest. What was annoying is that I actually put this up for auction and some guy in Russia bid this lot up to $330 but never paid me. And I also go no response from the runner up bidder for a few dollars less. It's like sometimes people fight over something and when the dust settles neither of them wanted it after all. It doesn't happen often but it's frustrating as heck for me when it does. Anyway I found it a home a few weeks later but for a lot less. Oh well.
Unusual old tools can be fairly collectible.
I'm starting to sound like a broken record but I really should have gotten more for this too but I was just kicking stuff out the door all month prior to moving
Yet another item that I had hoped to sell for more as vintage decorations in good condition like this are hard to find
This is another example of a fairly rare item for which I was fishing for a higher price but let it go for less because we were moving
Knowing we were about to move I've been selling a lot of cool stuff fairly cheap just to get some money together and to not have to pack as many things.....
Again, stuff like this is really cool but hard to market and sell sometimes.
I love selling vintage toys!
I was hoping to get more for these....
Old ceramics and porcelain items don't sell very well anymore as younger people live a more casual and utilitarian life and don't want fancy things that are easily broken. I can tell you that packing and shipping this was a chore but at least it found a new home
No one wants to throw away a book so it's not unusual to find really old ones in the homes we visit. Sadly, not many people are buying them these days so I really only put in the work for certain authors or subject matter.
Considering all the work, forty dollars is about the lowest price point I need to be selling things for to make ends meet.
Again, some handmade items without a name brand or any special use or function can be really hard to sell and this sat on my shelf for a full TWO YEARS before I found it a good home. Holding on to something for two years to make a $40 sale just isn't good business but sometimes it's not about money
I thought these were really nice but it can be really hard to sell some types of things without a major name brand
Used some fancy words to describe this item.... more than $40 worth if you ask me ... :)
I've mentioned before that selling low value items on eBay is not cost effective but since it's been such a hard year I've been taking a chance on things I normally wouldn't.
I'd love to sell more stuff like this but I think the museums get most of them
Once in a while I have to handle something of poor taste and these vintage pulp magazines had some questionable subject matter but at the end of the day they were worth a lot so I did my job and made the sale.