Some old paper ephemera can be extremely rare and therefore difficult to price. Sometimes I just have to guess what someone is willing to pay and I've gotten pretty good at it.
Old toys never fail
Figures like these were sometimes made into lamps, or planters but this one was neither. I'm wondering about the person who was looking for this and what made them buy it.... I could ask, but I won't
People sure do collect some obscure things.
Love vintage lamps!
Love selling old toys!
Old clocks don't bring much money these days. Most of the time when I find them they are broken and the cost to fix them is usually more than they are worth.
Often times when we clean out someone's estate, we find things that are still unopened in the original package - maybe it was a gift that never used or was a gift that never got given or an impulse post holiday purchase.
This item was in the original box and looked almost brand new. I love selling stuff from this time period!
Some old trophies can be big hitters. This took a really long time to sell but eventually it made a home run.
Old architectural items are usually of interest to collectors.
Old lamps are always flying off my shelves.
As a collector, I know some vintage toys have great value but these even surprised me!
I totally like trying to sell vintage novelty items!
Some items are pretty uncommon and even figuring out what they are takes some research.
Old Christmas cards by famous artists can do really well. These had already been identified for me but to be honest I might not have noticed them had they been part of a huge collection. Often times identifying an item of value is most of the work which is why having an experienced seller can pay off.
Even if it's not real silver, I sometimes have luck with old flatware if it's really clean. Again, anything from the 50's or 60's is my favorite period to work with.
Not much of a sale but old photographs as well as Native American related items are usually collectible
Old toy trains are less in demand these days but there are still buyers for the time being
Yes, another almost awful vintage decoration!
I was hoping for a better price for this as it was a true period blanket and it was amazingly clean. Still, it found a good home and the buyer got a really fair deal.
Many of the items we see like this are reproductions and it can be hard to tell the difference from a true antique. Since I'm not an expert in all areas and I can't always take the time to research everything, I simply offer a polite buyer beware explanation and let the true collectors figure it out from my pictures.
This old doll house tea set was made of real silver which is pretty uncommon.
Like I was saying I like old drug store toys and these non-licensed Barbie fashion pieces had never been removed from the packages
It's a wonder this fragile rigid plastic play-set structure has survived for over 50 years. I was fishing for a really high price but I finally let it go for less than a kings ransom.