Furniture is so hard to sell as it's the type of thing everyone wants to get rid of to the point of giving it away for free. This traditional antique desk had been refinished and was a premium item in my opinion but I had to wait many months for the right person to come along who was willing to pay a fair price. I have a store and can sit on things sometimes but if I was trying to get this out of my house I would have sold it for a lot less.
I love selling old lighting and will literally take it off the walls when we do an estate clean-out job
Originally I was trying to sell just this padlock but eBay told me I couldn't sell locks of any type that might have been used for the US government - not even ones over 100 years old. So my solution was to stick it on this old box to make the sale.
Old shipping containers and crates have some value - so well made that it lasted 100 years! I like things that have cities and states stamped on them as it adds marketing potential to get an item sold quicker.
Vintage toys .... Holy Here We Go Again Batman
We use and appreciate your clean leftover boxes and packaging materials as we ship things all over the world everyday. You can hear how happy most of our customers are when we sell them the vintage treasures we find in YOUR basement or attic. This customer wrote: Greetings!!
This working man brought home some bacon for sure.
I knew this had some value but I was a little surprised at how much. When I get you good prices for your consignments: "Love me - that's all I ask of you.”
MOST fancy figures are worth next to nothing these days - it's the same type of thing everyone else is getting rid of and the market is flooded. Only select few still have some value and I can tell you that this one did well for the dog.
Hang this out to dry....
This carved figure was probably a souvenir at one point but it had an authentic look to it and found a second life
Old leather doesn't always hold up well but this piece was properly treated and stored so the owner rode that horse to the bank
The littlest things can be worth big money, Holy Sonic Booms Batman!
True vintage designer and accent pieces for any room or occasion can be a real flip to put some bread on your platter Daddy-o
Anything to do with planes, trains, or automobiles gets our wheels turning. Remember: It doesn't matter which side of the tracks your from, the train still rolls the same.
I don't know why but I like old figural bookends and always seem to have good luck selling them. The subject matter really helps of course. I'm always fighting to get the best prices I can for your consignments and just like General Grant said: "In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins."
Anything motorcycle related gets some attention - easy money for an Easy eBay Rider like me.
Folk art carvings by known or unknown artist alike are fun to sell. And anything animal or bird related has more marketability. Remember that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Some old woodenware pieces can have value and I like them personally but they can be a hard sell and usually don't bring too much - so file that tip in your box.
We love old toys and premium pieces that look almost new are even better. I can tell you that even serious collectors don't want to pay 'top dollar' and when we 'fish' for a high price, we usually have to wait months to get a reasonable offer. Sometimes I get my high price and that's when people call me the Rocket Man
We can't really afford to sell five and ten dollar items so often we will try to sell 'group lots'. The Pandora's box issue with this is that collectors really only want to buy one piece at a time and not pay for others they don't so the per piece price goes way down.
We love vintage costume jewelry and things made with natural stone, precious metal, or even amber. Amber pieces are usually a million years old and prices can be very high on some pieces.
Military memorabilia is collectible but there are so many fake reproduction items that it takes a bit of knowledge to know the difference and a credible reputation to convince buyers that a piece is authentic.
I had this posted for a few weeks with no luck and I was getting ready to just take it home for my own toy collection as I remember having one when I was a kid. The very next morning someone in Canada bought it - oh well. Holy Hole in a Doughnut Batman!
Most old lanterns we find aren't worth too much but this one was pretty special. Genuine railroad related items in good condition with markings are still in demand!