This was just an empty factory case but it was for a very expensive collectible. Sometimes it pays to take a close look at things and figuring that someone might have the item but not the box, I put it up and was rewarded with a hundred bucks!
I love vintage lamps - a pair will always have more value than a single
Some vintage name brand period items can have a really strong following
Vintage toys that cross over into other collectible areas such as airline merchandise like this can have extra value
I didn't know what to make of this at first. It was clearly hand fabricated and had some age to it. Come to find out it was a display piece at the airport behind the counter of a defunct airline. I got it at a storage unit and the lady said she was going to throw it in the dumpster if we didn't take it - so I took it. The buyer was actually the holding company for the records and history of the airline and they have a small museum - we love finding stuff the perfect home!
Just like aviation collectibles, nautical pieces can also do really well.
Aviation stuff is pretty collectible and ephemera like these posters which were never meant to survive fifty years or more can have surprising value.
Period Danish art and collectible types of items are really hot right now. I thought my price on these was aggressive but they sold instantly so perhaps I could have gotten a bit more.
Period accent pieces and decor are hard to find in good condition so they actually sell for decent money in a reasonable amount of time
I spent many months fishing for a higher price but we are so crowded I just let it go through eBay auction and this is all it brought which is a shame but it was what it was
Most anything military related will usually have a following of collectors
I recently bought out another dealer who just wanted her house empty and I almost didn't take these but she insisted they were hard to find and had some value. Sure enough..... we don't know everything so we try to listen to what people tell us
Random kitchen and dining pieces from this era can actually have decent value
I got these for next to nothing as I knew someone would pay a decent price for them.... pop culture stuff usually does well
Love stuff like this....
Old documents and ephemera are usually of interest but sometimes they take forever and a day to actually sell.
As a buyer, I try not to pay much for things like these as they don't always sell but I will usually take a chance on cool vintage decorations.
Most old glass pieces don't sell for much but sometimes we find a special piece that still has some value
We've seen an increase in random old Chinese items in the past decade although we never know exactly what items will bring. While this piece only sold for $30, similar pieces can sell for hundreds.
I actually got this from a dealer friend, I only gave him $100 for it which may seem unfair but I had to pick it up with a helper, store it for a month, and it sold via eBay so I had to pay their 15% fee :(
I like vintage jewelry but the market is flooded so I only cherry pick the most interesting pieces and even those aren't worth much usually.
Old toys and games usually sell for a decent price
We love any old toys..... and any old Disney....
This didn't seem like much to me but my research found otherwise and I was super glad to get a decent price for it.
Unusual vintage decorations = $100 bill