Love my vintage lamps!
This may look pretty cheesy to most people but soda and beer advertising pieces can go for big money. Even I didn't think much of this at first but it pays to do some research on everything.
Certain brands or artists have a great following and it's important to check even little figurines like this to find some kind of name or marking.
I've been selling lower value items this year but only things that I know will sell in a timely manner. I love random stuff from the 1960's
Again I usually don't bother trying to sell clothing but this jacket was like 50 years old and was super clean so I had to try to get something for it.
I always seem to do well with old bookends
I'm glad when stuff like this sells for big money but I just don't get it sometimes
I was fairly shocked that these sold within minutes of being posted on eBay. That means someone had previously asked eBay to notify them when certain key words were listed. I suppose I might have gotten even more for them but they had like crusty old boogers and stains and I almost didn't even want to list them but the vintage age and the name got them sold.
This old toy had been repainted but identical ones in more original condition have sold for over $1,000. I had hoped for more for mine but that just the way things go sometimes.
I almost can't believe I was brave enough to offer to pack and ship this but I did and it got all the way to CA without damage. It was a nice piece and I doubt anyone in the store would have paid $100 for it so sometimes I have to do the work if I want the sale.
Another collection of low value items that was impressive enough to have big value as a lot. Can you believe someone in Russia bought these and paid another $70 to have them shipped !?
When I find a small collection of related lower value items, I usually group them together and hope someone is willing to just take them all. This is stuff that most people would have thrown away long ago so I knew it had to have at least some value.
Another unusual item that I couldn't find any comps to get a price point. I just sort of guessed it would be worth about $40 and I did an auction just in case and got two bids.
I love selling random vintage decorations - I'm sure whoever bought these was reclaiming a memory.
This was really unique - Briard made like kitchen items, glassware and other things in the 1960s but a coin bank was outside the norm and the style was killer
Made in China is not such a bad thing if you go back far enough.
People collect the silliest things. I love finding stuff in the closet that was never opened from like 30 years ago or more.
There is a really small market for old science and atomic age materials and ephemera. This was actually purchased by some kind of government archival library.
I find these all the time but since most people kept them in the bathroom by the shower, they are usually rusty and not worth selling. This one was pretty clean.
There is nothing new under the sun but sometimes I just can't find a comp sale history on a given item and I just have to guess what someone might be willing to pay. Halloween plus popular author plus adorable equals $40
This was pretty old and unusual. Obscure metal figures can do really well. Pieces like this were sometimes made to sell with a clock or a lamp.
I can tell you that making a $20 sale on eBay is almost not worth the effort but this was a cool figure and it would have had no value anyplace but.
Pop culture figures and trinkets can sometimes be a surprise.
This was a good little old piece and had the potential to sell for more but it found a good home for fifty and that's just nifty
I honestly get a set like this almost every month and they usually take a LONG time to sell but this one had been refinished and sold in under a month which was a blessing.