Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend. I restocked my booth at the Grist Mill Antique Center on Friday, with my sweet husband acting a chauffeur. My sweet girl drove home from college that afternoon to attend her [former] high school’s theatrical performance. That meant we all got to enjoy lunch together on Saturday–I love my sweet family!
I love antiques, too, though obviously not quite as much. But I know you’re here today expecting to find out what’s selling in vintage and antiques. I have quite a long list of merchandise for you to enjoy, but unfortunately, they don’t add up to a huge profit for me this month, since as it turns out, I sold a lot of smalls. Let’s take a look.
I sell quite a lot of vintage or vintage-looking framed flags (cost: $2.00, sold: $25.00).
Vintage Luce train case (cost: $3.00 , sold: $18.00).
1) Mini berry wreath accent (cost: 50¢, sold one: $4.00).
2) Berry wreath accent (cost: $1.00, sold: $10.00).
Old fishing lure (cost: 50¢, sold–after cleaning: $5.00).
Bakelite handled butter knife (cost: 50¢ , sold: $5.00).
Vintage red clamp (center) (cost: 50¢, sold: $5.00). I love vintage tools!
Miniature cash register (cost: 50¢, sold: $3.00).
French style clothespin holder [which I stenciled with “No. 1” before selling] (cost: $1.00, sold: $10.00).
Lidless bean pot from my reader friend, Debbi (cost: free!, sold: $8.00).
One wooden spool (cost: 75¢, sold: $6.00).
Souvenir bear figurine (cost: 50¢, sold: $3.00).
Victorian shelf (cost: $3.00, sold: $22.00).
[Note: I gave it a good polish with some of my very own Wood Salve, which I’ll be offering for sale very soon :)]
National Savings Bank of Albany ruler (cost: 50¢, sold: $5.00).
Vintage fur hat (cost: $2.00, sold: $15.00).
Oil can, $12.00
Benedict Deluxe Ice Cream Scoop, $6.00
Spice tin, $3.00
Metal rooster, $10.00
Cobalt Vicks jar, $2.00
Cobalt Milk of Magnesium jar, $5.00
Ceramic boot, $4.00
(3) Comics, $1.00 each
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3 Valentines (cost: $1.00, sold: $8.00).
Wheaton glass spice jar, c.1970’s (cost: 50¢, sold: $8.00).
The Scottish Bakehouse Cook Book (cost: $1.00, sold: $10.00).
1) Telephone-themed Valentine (cost: 50¢, sold: $5.74 at auction, opening price).
2) Superman Valentine (cost: 1.00, sold: $16.99 Buy It Now).
3) Knitting-themed Valentine (cost: 50¢, sold: $5.76 at auction, opening price).
Set of 20 vintage donkey Birthday cards (cost: $2.00, sold: $14.99 at auction).
Time-Life set of 14 Monty Python DVDs (cost: $10.00, sold: 51.99 Fixed Price).
Lot of tatting supplies, including thread and seven tatting shuttles (cost: $1.00, sold: $43.16 at auction).
West German Erzgebirge wooden villiage (cost: 50¢, sold: $30.00 best offer).
Christmas jewelry (cost: 50¢. sold: $6.99 Best Offer).
Suede leather souvenir photo album (cost: 50¢, sold: $7.00 Best Offer).
Britains tin soldier (cost: 50¢, sold: 9.93 at auction).
Donald duck stainless steel fork (cost: 50¢, sold: $7.99 at auction).
Sterling silver baby fork (cost: 50¢, sold: $7.00 Best Offer).
Sterling silver baby spoon (cost: 50¢, sold: 8.00 Best Offer).
Set of six 1933 Chicago World’s Fair teaspoons (cost: $1.00, sold: $9.99 at auction).
So now let’s put all those numbers together and see what we get.
So, like I said at the top of the post–not great numbers for January, but wheeling and dealing in antiques is more of a long game. You have to look at your totals for the whole year. For example, in 2017, I made anywhere from $178 to $669/month through out the year, and averaged $408/month–just shy of my $420/month goal.
So although this month definitely falls into the “bad” category, I know that in the months ahead, I’ll make up for it.
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