Archive for March, 2011

Selling men’s ties on EBAY Hermes, J Garcia, Giorgio, Ralph Lauren and more

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

J Garcia ties

I learn something new every day when selling on eBay. I am learning about men’s ties today. I found these J Garcia ties at the Goodwill store. I thought they were beautiful. I was surprised when they sold for 24.00 for the both of them.

rush limbaugh tie

rush limbaugh tie

Got this Rush Limbaugh tie at the same time. It sold for 19.50. So I started researching other ties and the prices they were going for. I never heard of a Chick Fil A tie but apparently they are rare and are selling for over 200$! Other names selling for about 200$ are Hermes, Armani, and Giorgio. I kind of expected that but I didn’t realize they were that expensive. I live at the Goodwill store, that’s why!

Perry Ellis tie

Perry Ellis tie

So I think this Perry Ellis tie I have listed now in my store for 7.00 is a steal! Other brands that are selling for between 20 and 40$ are Burberry, Van Heusen, and Ralph Lauren.

tasmanian devil tie

tasmanian devil tie

I also bought about 5 Tasmanian Devil ties at the Goodwill. This is the only one I have left and it is only 6.00 in my eBay store! There are some ties listed on eBay right now for 2 cents with free shipping!! How can they do that?? It doesn’t make sense. BUT it does prove that eBay is a great place to get bargains on men’s ties!

CLICK on any of the photos above or click on everythingvintagesteph.com to visit my eBay store and see what’s selling!

Vintage sunflower quilt, vintage neck ties, vintage Hallmark pop up book–what is it worth? How to date a quilt

Friday, March 11th, 2011
vintage sunflower quilt

vintage sunflower quilt

This is a quilt I sold this week. It sold for 66.00. I paid 35$ at the local estate sale near me. It is a beautiful quilt. The condition is like new. I do not know the exact age but I am guessing it is around the 1970s or so. How do I guess this?

1. I feel the fabric. It feels like a cotton blend rather than all cotton. Cotton blend was  invented as a “no iron” fabric in the 1950s. Anything with a cotton blend is probably at least 1950s  and on.

2. I look at the style of the quilt. It has raised sections for the flowers and most older quilts were all flat.

3. I feel the batting. The older the quilt, the less thick the batting. This one is somewhat thick. Again this has to do with the introduction of polyester to the batting.

vintage neck ties

vintage neck ties

Here is a group of neck ties that I sold this week. I bought a box of them for 1.00. There were probably 20 or so in the box. Some were dirty (threw those out), some were newer (sold those at the flea market for 1.00 each), and some were vintage like these (the novelty ones with special designs are the best–these are all nautical). I sold them for 9.57  total. Two of these were marked “Rooster” on the back. I like that brand—they are always unique.

Hallmark pop up book

Hallmark pop up book

My last favorite find is this Hallmark pop up book. I bought it in a box of books for which I paid 1.00 or less for all. It sold for 11.73. I even made a mistake on the title! I got a bid within a few hours of listing it and then I noticed that I spelled the word “might” instead of “mighty”. I don’t know if this affected the search or not! You can’t change the title once it has a bid so I was stuck with it that way. It sold to someone in Germany.

Those are my favorites for this week. Below are some items that are listed in my store right now—if they are still there! Check them out at everythingvintagesteph.com. OR click on any photo above to visit my store of over 350 items. (vintage also means used clothing!)

cute talbots plaid dress

cute talbots plaid dress

tasmanian devil ties

tasmanian devil ties

vintage sewing trim

vintage sewing trim

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