Old political items as well as transportation related things can do well and this had both going for it.
Unusual art can be hit or miss and some types of items like this can be hard to describe and categorize so buyers can find them but I've learned a few buzz words to get things sold.
I love selling vintage lighting and this little old shade sold in a day.
This was in pretty good condition for being 100 years old.
I'm pretty sure in the past 8 years I've posted these before but here is another
Old signage is in demand, even obscure or foreign pieces like this
This took awhile to sell but it did and I'm happy
I usually don't try to sell old books as they don't move very well. I've been posting more recently with the lack of inventory and extra time I've had recently and surprisingly some are doing okay.
You know I love Halloween stuff and stuff like this designer plastic tray made for a quick sale.
We've talked before about super hero items and true vintage obscure items like this are in demand. Obviously $30 is not a lot but they sold in a day and I'll take that sale since most of our business will be online for some time it seems.
Some vintage housewares with a period look in good clean condition can do pretty well.
A friend of mine thought these were worth a fortune and I should list them online. I told him that most golf clubs are a dime a dozen but he knows his stuff so I tried them anyway.
Certain unusual figures and folk art pieces have some appeal and I was glad to see these sell quickly as this is the type of items that usually sits around for a long time
I'm trying to share more old furniture sales as it's the type of stuff that everyone wants to get rid of and in case it's not obvious, we do have some luck with certain pieces. Believe it or not, the paint on this was original.
This is not the first time I've tried to sell vintage software and someone at a university in Korea bought it - some countries are years behind our technology and actually need stuff like this!
This old trophy had a killer look and it actually sold fairly quickly
Viewers know I'm a big fan of selling toys, nostalgia, and pop culture items
Readers know I'm a bit of a toy collector. I had bought a really clean collection of SW toys and these were figures from my collection that I had replaced in favor of slightly better pieces. After months of fishing for a big price, I finally let them auction from $1. Sadly, I had turned down a better offer the week before. Oh well, I guess the Force wasn't with me on this lot.
No, no one wants your Beanie babies.....
Planes, trains, and automobiles. Love original boxes! Tyco is a really low-end brand but TV and movie themed toys seem to sell well no matter the quality.
There was some debate around our shop as to whether these were original or not but someone in Germany of all places agreed that they were legitimate and off they went
Someone had asked me what I thought this might be worth and at the time, I said about $50. There were in fact several similar pieces that had sold around that price when I did my research but then there was another that sold for $500 which made me think maybe I should fish - so I did and it paid off.
Another somewhat obscure item that sold in under a day. Vintage hobby collectors have eBay 'programmed' to notify them when certain items are listed.
These were pretty old - they were made of zinc pot metal but I'll add words like 'bronzed' to my titles to pick up extra potential views.
Young adult video gamers want back their 'vintage' games for nostalgia so prices are going up!