Hi there–I hope you had a nice weekend! On Friday my sweet husband and I headed up to my antique booth at the Gristmill to do a major rearrange. I’m doing whatever I can to shake things up and start making a bigger profit in my new booth. I did learn [happily] that July profits should be higher than this month’s. It’s been rough ever since I moved from my cute little spot upstairs to a larger (more expensive) booth downstairs. You’ll see what I mean in today’s what’s selling in vintage and antiques. I hope you find it helpful as well as interesting 🙂
If you follow me on Instagram [please do if you don’t yet!], then you know that we enjoyed a garden tour in the historic Schenectady Stockade on Saturday. It was a perfectly lovely day to be outside with a special someone, peeking into delightful gardens. Sunday we spent with our church family, followed by quality naps. But enough about me, let’s get to some of those vintage sales.
Antique Booth Vintage Sales
A small yellow McCoy planter in kind of rough shape (cost: 50¢, sold: $3). McCoy pottery, which operated out of Roseville, OH, used this mark from 1940-2001, so it can be hard to date pieces. The McCoy Pottery Collector’s Society website contains loads of great info.
The last two of these mercantile spindles (two on the right) sold (cost: 75¢ each, sold: $6 each).
An Adirondack-style candle holder (cost: $1, sold: $8).
I gave this magazine rack a makeover a couple of years ago and it’s been in my booth for over a year, displaying coffee table books. It finally sold (cost: $1, sold: $25).
A Jumbo Peanut Butter jar sold at 50% off (cost: $1.50, sold: $9).
I gave this pewter-edged tray a chalkboard makeover a while back (cost: $1, sold: $18).
Sold but not pictured
Aqua eagle & stars toothpick holder, (cost: $1, sold: $12)
Books, (cost: 50¢ each, sold: $3, $6)
Radio Flyer Wagon (cost: $5, sold $25)
The Star Spangled Banner, Peter Spier (cost: $1, sold: $10)
Lighthouse painting (cost: 50¢, sold: $4)
White child’s folding chair (cost: $1, sold: $12)
Better Homes & Garden Cookbook, ©1972 (cost: $1, sold: $12)
Gray enamelware Pie plates, (cost: 50¢ each, sold: $2, $3)
Ironstone Teapot, $25
Small “eggs” sign, $8
Small basket, $3
Long fishing (trap) basket, (cost: $1, sold: $12)
Ebay Vintage Sales
The craziest things sell on Ebay! I can’t imagine why I picked up this c.1940-50’s squeaky toy, but it paid off (cost: 50¢, sold $14.99 auction).
This is my third “lot” of sewing notions that I’ve sold on Ebay (cost: $1, sold: $9.99 Best Offer).
Brand new in package Thor DVD (cost: $1, sold: $14.99 opening auction price). I purposely bought this DVD to see how it would do on Ebay. I’m very pleased with the result.
Vintage velvet presentation boxes, especially those with buttons for automatic opening or edged with brass, as this one is, sell well on Ebay (cost: 50¢, sold: $14.99 opening auction price).
A Little Treasury of American Poetry (cost: $1, sold: $11.99 Best Offer).
Where the Bee Sucks: A Flower Anthology, filled with lovely poetry and illustrations (cost: $1, sold: $8.93 opening auction price).
A glass doorknob (cost: 50¢, sold: $9.94 opening auction price).
A Konica 35mm auto-focus film camera (cost: $2, sold: $16.99 opening auction price).
A Petri Color 35mm film camera (cost: $2, sold: $66 auction).
Facebook Market Sales
A vintage thread case that I bought for the beautiful vintage thread it contained. I sold the case separately (cost: $1, sold: $5).
A set of 25 DVDs sold for $15.
A pair of “Strong Arm” Nerf guns (cost: $1, sold: $20). I bought these specifically because I’d heard they tend to sell well on Ebay. Because they didn’t seem to be selling well there, I decided to list them on Facebook and was pleased with the results.
Also included in this month’s income report, you’ll see the income generated from the advertising company I’m signed up with (MediaVine). I’m including it in these posts because that income directly flows from writing about vintage and antiques here on my blog.
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