Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend. My sweet husband took a mini-vacation with one of his closest friends over the holiday. They attended Pengin’s and a Steeler’s games and visited the football hall of fame. They had a ball.
That means I worked on a few projects and spend some time with my sweet daughter before she heads back to college. I may also have hit a thrift store and picked up a couple of great buys, one of which will be available for sale soon. Today I’m sharing December’s vintage and antique sales from my antique booth and via eBay.
My total sales were down a bit at the Gristmill where I have my booth. I sold a total of $360. After cost of goods sold (40.50) and rent ($130.00), I netted $187.50.
A silver plated candles snuffer sold for $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
A smaller cross stitch (which I framed) sold for $18.00 (cost: $2.00).
A chalkboard sold for $32.00 (cost: $2.00). I used this board for my sweet daughter’s graduation party.
A pedestal stand sold for $15.00 (cost: $1.00). Find instructions on how to make them here.
A box of vintage striped, Shiny Brites sold for $12.00 (cost: $2.00).
A Budweiser license plate frame sold for $14.00 (cost: $1.00).
A newer pink vase sold for $4.00 (cost: $1.00).
A cooking pamphlet sold for $4.00 (cost: 50¢).
A French dictionary sold for $4.00 (cost: 50¢).
A majolica-style cabbage dish with bunny lid sold for $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
A chipped up farmhouse chicken sold for $5.00 (cost: $1.00).
A Portuguese, majolica-style plate sold for $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
A small ironstone platter sold for $12.00 (cost: $1.00).
A pair of vintage leather skates sold for $18.00 (cost: $2.00).
A primitive wooden masher (similar to this one) sold for $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
A doll house piano sold for $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
Sold but no photos:
4 Books $1-6.00 each
Bird’s nest $3.00
Earthenware crock $15.00
Large reindeer die cut Christmas decoration $10.00
Large painted Santa head decoration, $22.00
Display-size wine bottle $18.00
Large round, 3-neck chemistry flask, $25.00
7 misc brass letter stencils, $5.00
Ice cream scoop, $8.00
Small leather case, $12.00
My eBay sales were also down in December, due primarily to the holidays and lack of time to list new merchandise. [I also focused heavily on my Shaker craft fair booth, which netted me just over $1200.] On eBay, I grossed $119.26; after cost of goods sold ($4.00) and fees ($17.67), I netted $97.50.
A gold mercury glass garland sold at auction for $11.00 (cost: 50¢).
Eight packages of Christmas bulbs sold for the Buy It Now (BIN) price of $19.99 (cost: 50¢). Read about 1950’s Christmas collectibles here.
A pair of brown leather elbow gloves sold at auction for $10.49 (cost: $1.00).
An embossed leather “museum” photo album sold at auction for $34.80 (cost: free).
A collection of sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay sold for the BIN price of 10.99 (cost: free).
An anniversary edition of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking sold for the BIN price of $21.99 (cost: $1.00). Check out my cook book price guide and my two part series on collecting cook books: Part I and Part II.
An antique copy of Home Stories for Children sold for a best offer of $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
Like most dealers (or anyone in business for that matter), I’d like to increase my sales, so I’ll be focusing on that in the new year. I hope to list a much larger number of items for sale on eBay and to conduct a “booth overhaul” soon at the Gristmill (although I may be moving to a new booth shortly, which will negate the need for this).
Happy hunting as always, friends, whether you buy simply to decorate your own home or to sell like me!
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