What’s Selling in Vintage & Antiques [January 2019]

Hi there! Today I’m sharing what’s selling in vintage & antiques [January 2019] via all the venues I sell through: my antique booth, eBay, and FB Marketplace. It was not a stellar month as far as sales go, but fortunately, I earned good income through other avenues, like advertising on my blog, my eBook, and Farmhouse Style magazine.

I’ve learned to take the “bad” months with a grain of salt and just keep marching forward, doing the hard work. I’ve also entrusted my business into the Lord’s hands and that is a great comfort to me, knowing that he cares ๐Ÿ™‚

The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds 
the man who loves him, Psalm 32:10

Other What’s Selling posts that you might be interested in: December 2018, November 2018, and October 2018.

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What’s Selling in Vintage & Antiques from my Booth 

Antique Aqua BottlesA set of three vintage aqua-colored bottles, none of them embossed, sold for $10 (cost: $3).

The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Robert Bain A copy of The Clans and Tartans of Scotland sold for $5 (cost: 50ยข) Note: I had originally priced it at $8 but sold it to a dealer friend at a discount. Truth be told, I tried to give it to her, but she insisted on paying me ๐Ÿ™

The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Robert Bain It is a fascinating book filled with great historical info and…

The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Robert Bain …full-color photos of all the wonderful tartans.

The American Womans Cook Book 1947 A mediocre copy of The American Woman’s Cook Book (1947) sold for $10 (cost: 50ยข). I do very well selling vintage and antique cook books out of my booth while selling more unique examples via eBay.

vintage tool boxA handmade, wooden toolbox sold for $15 (cost: $1).

Vintage ThermometerA vintage metal thermometer sold for $6 (cost: 50ยข).

Antique Milk Glass JarsA lidless milk glass Ponds jar sold for $2 (cost: 50ยข).

Vintage Hand broomA vintage hand broom sold for $7 (cost: $1).

Vintage Fish MoldA small metal fish mold sold for $6 (cost: 50ยข).

Not pictured:

Ladder, small, bad shape sold for $12 (cost: free).
The Chanticleer & the Fox sold for $4 (cost: 50ยข).
Milk & Cream stenciled & framed sign sold for $15 (cost: $1).
Chicken figurine sold for $6 (cost: $1).
Aqua soda bottle with new “old” label sold for $15 (cost: $2).
A large driftwood branch sold for $22 (cost: $3).
Large clear glass compote sold for $12 (cost: $1).

What’s Selling in Vintage & Antiques on Facebook Marketplace 

One of the reasons why I enjoy selling via Facebook Marketplace is because it’s SO easy to list items. I take photos wherever the item happens to be located in my house and that simplifies matters immensely.

Right now I keep track of my FBM inventory on my staircase, LOL, so many of my photos are taken there. And since I never have more than 10 items listed at a time, it hasn’t turned into an obstacle course–yet(!).

Related: How to Sell on Facebook Marketplace

Vintage White Label Mirror A Dewar’s White Label mirror sold for $10 (cost: $1).

Beefeaters Gin MirrorA Beefeater Gin mirror sold for $10 (cost: $1).

Yellow Glass Candle Holders Four yellow candle holders sold for $5 (cost: $2.50). I bought these on sale at Big Lots with a project in mind, but I never got around to it. I’m currently cleaning out my work room and decided to try to sell these on FB Marketplace. Happily, they did ๐Ÿ™‚

Purple Glass Candleholders Another Big Lots buy sold for $8 (cost: $2.50).

Tin of Shells A large tin of shells that I picked up for crafting, but decided to sell instead for $8 (cost: $1).

Large Tupperware containersA pair of vintage Tupperware bins sold for $8 (cost: ?). I’ve used this pair for years to hold sugar and flour. When I switched over recently to glass containers, I no longer needed them.

What’s Selling in Vintage & Antique on eBay

Vintage cotton lace edging A spool containing hundreds of  yards of vintage cotton trim sold for $15 (cost: $2) + 11.75 shipping. This was a Best Offer on my listed price of $22.

Vintage Astatic CB Ham Radio chrome Microphone A vintage Astatic CB hamm radio sold for $80 (cost: $3) + 11.10 shipping. This was a “Best Offer” on my listed price of $99.

Vintage Valentines Eleven used vintage valentines sold for the Buy It Now price of $11.99 (cost: $1).

West German Erzbirge wooden toy villageThis German, Erzgebirge set of wooden toys sold at auction for $37.99 (cost: $4). The Ore Mountain region of Germany has produced well-made wooden toys and Christmas decorations, including nutcrackers, for over 300 years. This is the second set that I’ve sold successfully on eBay.

That’s it for my vintage and antique sales for January! In addition to the items I just showed you, I also sold several copies of my eBook (25 Vintage Items Often Overlooked & Undervalued at Garage Sales), my workbook (Your Definitive Guide to Becoming a Garage Sale Superstar) and my supply list (33 Supplies Antique Dealers Can’t Live Without).

I also made a fair amount from MediaVine advertising on my blog and received my very first paycheck from Farmhouse Style magazine, which featured two of my projects in their Spring 2019 edition. You can purchase a copy here.

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Diana. I wanted to try selling on FB Marketplace. It sounds simple to create. My question to you is how you actually get it to the buyer. Do you ship it or meet up somewhere? I have an old stand up mirror that I would like to sell. Any thoughts?
    Cindy

  2. That’s not correct, Diana! I DO like hearing what you’ve bought! ๐Ÿ™‚ The “sold” items are a great combo of vintage and modern. I find it interesting that someone would drive to meet you for some glass candleholders. Looks like your month was a little slow too, huh? But still selling! that’s a good thing!!

  3. I live near Evansville, Indiana and a New Home store just opened there. Oh my, huge. I had been looking for a larger white flower pot to hold one of my house plants. Whew, so many to choose from and different prices. Also, rugs, rugs, rugs. I know where I will buy a new area rug. The only thing I want to say that I always shop locally when I can and give my business to local antique stores. I feel it is very important to support local businesses. Always love your blog!!

  4. Diana, I clicked on the word “here” to order the Farmhouse Style magazine but I don’t see where to order it on that page. Can you help?

    Also, I, too, like to hear about what you buy! It’s just as interesting to me as what you sell. And thanks for the list of products you use and where to find them. I saw several things I’ve been wanting to get.

    I do have another question which is sort of a complaint—why does this site require us to type comments in this teeny tiny BLACK space?? I find it hard to see and read what I’ve written. Is there an alternative or is this the only option that WordPress offers? Or is there anything I can do in my account to change it? I know I’m showing my illiteracy regarding computer stuff, but so be it!

  5. It’s great that you’ve diversified and have several income streams with the winter months being sluggish for booths. I revamped my booth yesterday and the owner said how slow February was for everyone.

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