Archive for July, 2011

Selling vintage on eBay. My favorite finds this week. Vintage quilt, Quaker lace tablecloth, Vintage Skipper doll

Sunday, July 24th, 2011
vintage suilt

vintage quilt

I love old quilts! They are not too hard to find at estate sales but you probably won’t find too many at garage sales or thrift stores. There are all kinds. Some are applique, most are pieced, and this one has some beautiful cross stitch needlework on it. This one sold for 89.00 (postage included). Someone got a great deal! It was in excellent condition too. It was hand quilted also. The tied ones will not bring as much $$ because less work is involved.

Quaker lace tablecloth

Quaker lace tablecloth

How do I know this is a Quaker lace tablecloth? This one happened to have a small label so it was easy! The main way to tell is the fancy scalloped edging it has. The quality of the fabric is always great too. It is more cottony than slippery to the feel. Table runners and placemats are harder to find in good condition but these are a beautiful addition to any table! This one sold for 15.00 including postage.

Vintage Skipper from Barbie

Vintage Skipper from Barbie

Interesting story with this Skipper doll. She is a twist n turn Skipper from the 1960s. “Real” eyelashes, “Day at the Fair” outfit, paperwork included. I bought her at an antique mall. I also sell at the ZIONSVILLEANTIQUES.com mall.   I bought her for 18.00 because I wanted to take her to RENNINGERS.COM show and sell her there. I had her tagged at 25.00 at the renningers antique show. She did not sell. Barely got a glance! So I listed her on eBay and she sold for 40.99. That is why I love eBay! You can reach the entire world to find a buyer.

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SELLING VINTAGE & COSTUME JEWELRY ON EBAY Trifari, Weiss, Sara Coventry, Kramer, Napier and more

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

vintage jewelry

I don’t sell much vintage and costume jewelry on eBay. I sell most of it at the antique shows and flea market Why? Just search for the words “vintage jewelry” on eBay and there will be over 400,000 hits! I tried “costume jewelry” and got over 300,00. hits. So I narrowed it down to “vintage jewelry lot” and got over 10,000 hits. Too much competition!

jewelry pieces for crafts

jewelry pieces for crafts

I do like to sell “lots” of jewelry though. I don’t think I have anything listed right now so I need to get a group together. I put together about a pound of pieces that are mismatched or missing a stone or slightly imperfect and sell these as parts and pieces for craft projects. A great way to save money for the crafter! This way a piece of jewelry never gets wasted! These lots can sell for 10-20$ depending on the quality.

Vintage clip errings

Vintage clip earrings

I also like to group together 3-10 pieces of either earrings, or pins, or rings — all of one style or set. The bigger the grouping, the better the chance of a sale.

trifari

trifari

The individual pieces do sell well at the flea market though! No matter what other items I take to the flea market, they ALWAYS buy the jewelry! I sell it for anywhere from 50 cents to 5.00 a piece.

trifari necklace and breaclet set

trifari necklace and bracelet set

This might be a good set to try on eBay but I know I could sell it faster at the flea market. 2 of the places I go are merchanstssquaremall.com in Allentown, Pa and renningers.com in Kutztown, PA.

flea market sales

flea market sales

No matter what, vintage and costume jewelry is always a hit and lots of fun!

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