Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend 🙂 On Friday, I brought new merchandise to both my Gristmill antique booth and my Shaker craft booth. And on Saturday I spent the day at the library working on my eBook (I think I’ve mentioned it a couple of times before). When is it going to be done? I honestly have no idea, but I’m am working on it, LOL.
Sunday we enjoyed fellowship with our church family, and then I had lunch with a dear friend who just returned from a year on the Ugandan mission field. What a beautiful heart she has for the orphaned children of that country.
Yes, it was a full but very blessed weekend. Similarly, I feel very blessed with my vintage and antique sales for the month of October. Would you like to see what I sold?
1. A small serpentine front dresser sold at 20% off for $70 (cost: $15).
2. A Great Western “Hawthorne” hunting knife sold at 20% off for 14.40 (cost: 50¢).
3. A large wooden platform/stand sold at 25% off for $25.00 (cost: $2.00).
1. A German darner with “married” handle sold for $10 (cost: $1).
2. An antique gavel sold at 20% off for $25.00 (cost: $3).
3. A silver plate Reed & Barton bell sold for $10 (cost: $1).
1. A box of vintage chalk sold for $3 (cost: 50¢).
2. A spool of blue wool sold for $8 (cost: 50¢).
3. A vintage pedometer sold at 50% off for $4 (cost: 1).
1. A lidless splint ash basket sold at 50% off for $4 (cost: 50¢). See other basket values here.
2. Natural School Geography sold for $10 (cost: $1).
3. A reverse silhouette on glass thermometer sold for $10 (free from Debbi, a sweet reader).
1. A Royal China, blue willow sugar bowl sold for $10 (cost: $1). See other transferware values here.
2. 2 white shutters sold for $12 each (cost: $1 each).
3. An [empty] first aid kit sold for $18 (cost: $1).
1. A newer galvanized clock sold for $8 (cost: $1).
2. A magnifying glass sold for $6 (cost: $1).
3. A pressed glass toothpick holder sold for $6 (cost: 50¢).
1. The Oxford Book of English Verse sold for $6 (cost: $1).
2. A stoneware crock sold for $18 (free from Debbi, too). Did you see my recent pottery post?
3. A pen and ink drawing of a dog and bird face-off sold for $15 (cost: $3).
1. Two brass nozzels sold (not the brass scale), one for $7, the other for $8 (cost: 50¢ and $1).
2 A large Wheaton Liberty Bell bottle sold for $15 (cost: $1).
3. A silver plated serving spoon sold for $6 (cost: $1).
1. A Production Handook sold for $6 (cost: $1).
2. A school farm animal poster sold for $15 (cost: $2).
1. A wooden hat form sold at 20% off for $36 (cost: $10).
2. A red stool sold for $15 (cost: $3).
3. A GE c. 1940’s electric alarm clock sold for $25 (cost: $1).
1. A large yellowware mixing bowl sold for $25 (cost: $2).
2. A newer, small spongeware dish sold for $8 (cost: 50¢).
Sold but no photos:
RULERS (2) $2, $3
BOOK: Beatrix Potter $3
BOOK: Young Folks Golden Treasury $8
TREE: Antique white bottle brush tree (curb) $10
OFFICE: Vintage brass fasteners (box) $3
BLACK BOARD: Vintage black board $8
PENCIL SHARPENER: School-style pencil sharpener $10
LAMP: Double brass lamp $28
BINOCULARS: Ladies plastic pop-open opera glasses $8
IRONSTONE: Pitcher with small chip $5
SCOOP: Red ice cream scoop $8
OIL CAN $8
FIGURINE: Scottie figurine $5
ART: Watercolor of barn $15
GLASSWARE: Set of four green custards $14
VASE: Fenton Silvercrest vase $12
GLOBE: Vintage Globe $15
eBay continues to do very well for me, especially considering that I don’t spend a lot of time at it. Did you see my Facebook Live video on how to fill out an eBay simple listing form? I also did a second video answering some questions about the listing process.
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1. A Danish fish-shaped cutting board sold at auction for the starting price of $9.87 (cost: $1).
2. A Calvert advertising sewing kit sold at auction for the starting price of $8.09 (cost: $1).
1. The Conscience of a Conservative ©1960, 3rd printing by Barry Goldwater sold at auction for $16.99 (cost: $1).
2. An English Rolls nickle-plated Imperial No. 1 razor sold for the BIN price of $22.99 (cost: $6).
1. For packages of camera bulbs sold for the BIN price of $15.99 (cost: 50¢).
2. A roll of 100 yards of moss green acetate ribbon sold for the starting price of $9.91 (cost: $1).
3. A Sears #9-6677, drill grinding attachment sold for the starting price of $9.87 (cost: $1).
1. Snow White ©1949, 1st ed. pop-up book sold for the best offer of $5 (cost: 50¢).
2. Seven wooden Fisher Price little people sold for the BIN price of $15.99 (cost: $1).
3. The Littlest Angel ©1946 sold at auction for $10.49 (cost: 50¢).
1. A pair of plastic cowboy boot mugs sold for a fixed price of $13.99 (cost: $1).
2. A 4″ Steiff “Snobby” poodle c. 1959-67 sold at auction for $24.25 (cost: $1)
3. An Anne Klein silk scarf (NWT) sold a best offer of $10 (cost: $1).
1. Two red/pink mercury glass garlands sold, one for the BIN price of $11.99, the other for the fixed price of $9.87 (cost: 50¢ for each).
2. A green and gold mercury glass garland sold for the fixed price of $11.99 (cost: $1).
3. A gold mercury glass garland sol for the fixed price of $11.99 (cost: 50¢).
NOTE: These type of garlands never sold well for me on Etsy until I lowered the price to $6. They haven’t sold at all from my antique booth and only one set has ever sold from my blog shop (this month!). So I am very glad to have found this venue. I’ve sold ten sets in three months via eBay, most for $11.99 each. I have just two final sets to sell.
NOTE: If you’re looking for values on other types of Christmas collectibles, check out my Christmas price guide.
1. A Dans la Nues crystal perfume bottle sold for a fixed price of $12.97 (cost: $1).
2. A full bottle (3.4 oz) of L’Artisan Parfumeur, L’Eau du Navigateur men’s cologne sold for the BIN price of $64.99 (cost: $3). NOTE: Perfume is flammable and must be ground shipped.
3. A Port Meirion soap dispenser sold at auction for the starting price of $9.99 (cost: $3).
A set of brass, lion head drawer pulls sold at auction for the starting price of $18.67 (cost: free, came off a curbside desk). NOTE: Learn how to clean brass here.
So that’s it for my October sales. Below is the break out for my gross profit and various expenditures. Not a bad month!
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