This modular bed had never been used and had been stacked in a closet for like fifty years! It took a few months to find a buyer but this style of furniture can sometimes sell for big money.
Not a big sale but it was an unusual item and sold almost overnight. These days I'm just trying to pass the time haha
Good Native American stuff sells quickly and usually for good prices.
Don't get the wrong idea friends, MOST vintage porcelain and pottery pieces are not selling for much if at all. This was a pretty unusual piece though...
Surprisingly this chair came apart which made for easy shipping which is the only reason I was willing to list a hard to sell / lower value item like this on eBay
Vintage toy soldiers have a good following. I had overpaid for a collection of old toys at the end of last year and had been fishing for high prices as I didn't want to lose money. I had gotten of bunch of low-ball offers but finally someone paid a nice price! Holding out for six months to get big money is not a good idea for someone serious about downsizing.
You guys know I hate selling clothing of any kind as the market is flooded with new and used stuff; most of the time it sells for nothing and half the time people want to return it like I'm Amazon or something. If something is a nice name brand and is truly new with tag I will sometimes try anyway. And since pajamas are the new uniform of our 2020 pandemic, they sold in just a few days.
This was a great item to sell due to the subject matter and the fact that probably not too many of these survived. Still, it took a long time to sell for a fair price and I had to risk taking it out of the frame to save some shipping cost to the buyer but it all worked out.
This was a really strong piece as it was fairly uncommon. It sold in less than 24 hours at the upper range of what identical ones had brought in the past.
Some old Chinese stuff is doing well right now. Usually an auction produces good results but I would have done better had I fished for a higher price as the owner had actually paid like $400 for this and it even had a certificate.
I also like to sell random old boxes if they are not too beat up as they seem to do okay.
Art of any kind can be very hit or miss. Pieces made in the last 50 years generally don't sell for as much as the original purchase price.
Certain ethnic and artist signed pottery in general can do okay
You know I like to sell lighting but it took me about a year to sell this pair of lamps - I thought they were pretty cool but the style and color was a hard sell now that I think about it
I'll always try to sell architectural stuff when I find it. This faucet was pretty clean for being so old and I was really pleased with the sale as I don't think I paid much for it at all.
I love selling old toys. I had been fishing for a higher price for this for some time but I finally let it bid at eBay auction and this is how it did.
I like to sell old lighting and this metal shade was in pretty good condition for the age.
I can usually still get good prices for quality art glass...
Back in December, we had a little extra money to spend on inventory to help balance our books. You know I love old toys so I took a chance and bought some 'premium' items at a show. I basically spent way too much and got too little and I haven't even broke even four months later. I'm sure I paid more for these than I sold them for :(
Even harder to sell than old books is old sheet music and I had about fifty pounds worth. I normally wouldn't have posted this lot on a dare but some of the cover art was pretty neat and times are tough so thankfully my effort paid off.
Like I was saying, normally I can't afford to sell something on eBay for $20 as the effort isn't worth it. With the quarantine I have relaxed my standards since I'm not getting much new inventory these days. I found this at a house we were paid to clean out. It would have been a shame to trash it as it had never been used and gas and oil related items always sell
I rarely try to sell china as not many people seem to collect it anymore but this was genuine 19th century Meissen. I actually found this in a kitchen drawer at a house we were cleaning out - most people would have thrown it away
Most old textiles like this are just too shabby or discolored to sell and without some kind of historic provenance of origin, they aren't worth much. This one was clean and had a newer backing so I was able to find it a home.
Vintage car parts are usually good sellers. I found these in an old barn and they were filthy but you see how nice they cleaned up and I don't think they were ever used.
I'm not a big fan of framed art prints as the effort to ship it is significant. Still, some interesting old pieces with good subject matter make for an okay sale.