What’s Selling in Vintage & Antiques November 2018

Hi there! I know it’s Christmas Eve, and there are many places we need to be and people we need to love, but I’m popping in with my November income report–What’s Selling in Vintage & Antiques–because maybe you’ll need a mental break in the next day or two, and here I’ll be with a fun blog post for you to enjoy(!).

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Antique Booth Vintage & Antique Sales

Vintage Turkey Gurley CandleA large turkey Gurley candle sold for $10 (cost: $1).

Label on Bottom of Vintage Turkey Gurley CandleHere you see a typical Gurley label as found on the bottom of the turkey.

Vintage Santa Gurley Candle

Another large Gurley, snoozing Santa, who had some condition problems, sold for $7 (cost: $1).

Bottle Brush Trees in antique lamp base A newer bottle brush tree inserted into an antique lamp base sold for $15 (cost: $1). [NOTE: This is a good example of a piece that failed to sell last year at my Christmas craft show, but ended up selling easily at my antique booth this year.]

Vintage Chicken Figurine A folk-arty, chippy rooster sold for $10 (cost: 50¢). [True Story: A customer knocked this rooster over, chipping it in several places, but a sweet dealer-friend (Eileen) repaired it for me and placed it back in my booth. There is so much goodness in the world :)]

Vintage silverplate butter knifeA silverplated butter knife sold for $4 (cost: free).

Vintage Nancy Drew bookA vintage Nancy Drew book sold for $6 (cost: 50¢). She is a favorite of mine and my sweet daughter’s.

Vintage RulersTwo wooden rulers sold for $3 each (cost: 50¢ each).

Antique Ash Splint Basket An antique oak splint basket with some condition issues sold for $20 (cost: $3).

Antique boothA large, oak splint laundry basket (seen on the back wall with a gold eagle hanging from it) sold for $55 (cost: $5).

Not pictured
A vintage paper clips sold for $4 (cost: 50¢).
A vintage lobster buoy sold for $25 (cost: $2).
An antique stove plate lifter sold for $6 (cost 50¢).
A bunch of dried hydrangea from my garden sold for $5.
A silverplated toddler spoon and fork set sold for $5 (cost: $1).
A green wicker tray sold for $5 (cost: 50¢).
A large red berry wreath sold for $15 (cost: $2).
A large safety/kilt pin sold for $6 (cost: 50¢).
The Story of the Alamo sold for $4 (cost: 50¢).

Facebook Marketplace Vintage Sales

Vintage Fisher Price AirportA vintage Fisher Price airport with most of its pieces and very good condition graphics sold for $40 (cost: $1).

Alphabet paper bunchesA set of alphabet paper punches that I bought for personal crafting but never used sold for $8 (cost: $7).

Antiqued Brass LampsA pair of industrial style, copper-finish lamps that I bought for personal use but which didn’t work in our family room sold for $50 (cost: $20).

eBay Vintage & Antique Sales

Vintage O'omphies fur slippersA pair of glamorous fur “slippers” (size 7.5N) sold for $29.99 (cost: $1). I loved them and would have considered keeping them were they the correct size.

Vintage Mercury Glass Christmas GarlandsI’ve mentioned in the past, that I’ve found eBay to be the best venue for selling mercury glass Christmas garlands. In the past I’ve offered them for sale in my antique booth for $6-10 a set and they’ve not sold.
1. Blue garland sold for $15.99 (cost: $1).
2. Multi-colored, double-beaded garland sold for $17.99 (cost: $1).
3. Silver garland sold for $15.99 (cost: $1).

Vintage MCM Finland Kaj Franck Mushroom CasseroleA MCM Kaj Franck (Finland) mushroom-motif glass casserole sold for 69.99 (cost: 50¢). I know, pretty amazing profit on this piece, right?

That’s it for November and here are the final numbers:

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  1. I love these posts. I have a booth, too . I’m in PA. It’s great to see what you are selling, where you sell it and what you paid!

  2. I never ceases to amaze me the prices you can get in NY and on-line! ialways love to see what sells; looking forward to you Shaker results, too. We have had our Christmas, gone to his family farm for dinner, done a visit to a friend in a nursing home. Stuck on mac and cheese crock pot soaking in the sink. We’re gonna have cheesecake with strawberries for supper. I am DONE. That poor crock pot may be there in the morning! Hope you and family had a lovely day!

    1. It surprises me that sales prices are so different between NY and ME, Kathy.

      Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas (as did we). I had a lazy day today, recovering and paying attention to a few blogging details. It was nice 🙂

  3. Love the sales! I wish you had a picture of the vintage paper clips. What do those look like? GRRRRR for that customer who damaged merchandise and didn’t pay for it ! Glad to see the Nancy Drew price. A friend was getting rid of hers and I took them to sell. No one bought them at the citywide yard sale a few months ago, but I’ll try again, maybe on the facebook sales page. Where do you put price tags on books ? I always hate finding books with sticky tags because they usually ruin the cover or paper dust cover. I have a vintage christmas candle. How do you tell if it’s a Gurley? I also have two waxy Christmas characters. No wick, so they aren’t a candle. Any idea what they might be ? Really enjoyed the ebook. A lot of information!

    1. I have more of the paper clips and once I unearth them, I will be sure to take pictures, Patty 🙂 I use small sticky notes on the inside of the book to list prices. As for the Gurley candles, the turkey had a label on the bottom that I intended to include in this post, so I will add it ASAP. You start recognizing them after a while because they all have a certain “look.” The waxy Christmas characters could be antique decorations. How about posting photos of them in the FB group?

  4. Diana,

    I know I’ve said it before, but I love these reports. Were sales down overall in your group shop? We have seen that in one of the shops I’m in, but it went crazy in December. Hope your shop sales picked up too!

    1. I’m not sure about the overall sales in my shop. My feeling is that they held steady, but I’ll have to look into that. Yes, December was better for me, but still not reaching my goal 🙁 Glad it was a good month for you, Melissa!

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