Archive for November, 2016

Buying vintage items at local estate sale auctions. Vintage doll, bedspread, book, Edith Flagg

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

I go to estate auctions a LOT! This is where I find a lot of my vintage junk….. errr…… treasures! Yes, treasures! I used to go to one almost every week but now I’m down to about one every other week. They are tons of fun and this video shows some of the vintage items that I bought at the auction. I try to give you an idea of what some of the items are worth.

vintage nun doll

vintage nun doll

Here’s a vintage nun doll I bought recently I thought she looked kind of scary so I listed her before Halloween but as of Oct. 31, she had not sold yet. She is listed on eBay for 44.99. You can find her HERE.

vintage acetate bedspread

vintage acetate bedspread

I often find bedspreads and chenille blankets because people have saved these over the years and when they downsize they get rid of them. This one is in beautiful condition and is made of acetate so it’s kind of shiny and slippery. I have it listed at 49.99 and you can find it HERE.

edith flagg dress

edith flagg dress

I just love this dress and the story behind it. I saw the tag “Edith Flagg” on the dress but until I researched it, I didn’t realize who Edith Flagg was. She was the first designer to use polyester in the USA. She also is the grandmother of Josh Flagg, one of the realtors on the Bravo show Million Dollar Listing, Los Angeles. She has a super interesting story about fleeing Nazi Germany (read on Wikipedia). Sadly, she passed away recently. I have this listed on eBay for 49.99 with best offer. You can see it HERE.

vintage Zane Grey book

vintage Zane Grey book

Ok, one more find, I can’t resist. This Zane Grey book still has the dust jacket and is the fist book written by the western author, Zane Grey. It’s great when you can find a vintage book that still has the dust jacket. I have this listed for 18.99 and you can find it HERE.

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