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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.

Selling vintage photographs; vintage fashion, vintage military, vintage travel

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
vintage navy ships

vintage navy ships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage photographs have become very collectible. Anything from 1940s beach photos to 1960s Halloween costumes to a girl holding her doll in 1950. You can sell them individually or in groups. The above photos were found at an estate sale. They are all old navy ships that were mailed in an envelope in the 1960s. They are listed for 35.00 for the lot.

vintage monkey photo

vintage monkey photo

Travel photos are popular as well, especially to well known places. These are from 1956 from Monkey Jungle in Florida. They are listed for 16.00.

vintage 1950s fashion

Here is a lot of photos from the 1950s showing some awesome fashions of the times. The leopard coat, the dresses, and the men’s blazers are great! I have these listed at 17.99 but others are charging much more.

englebert humperdick concert

 Even some photos from an Englebert Humperdink concert in the 1970s!

vintage navy ship

vintage navy ship

 

 So look through your attic and your friend’s and relative’s attics and check out some estate sales for some great photos!

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Finding and selling vintage craft kits: counted cross stitch, embroidery, Bucilla, Dimensions, Mary Engelbreit, Paragon

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Dimensions, Gold Collection

Dimensions, Gold Collection

 

Have you ever wanted to do a craft kit from 1974? Now you can! These (sometimes) unopened craft kits are fairly easy to find in thrift stores, garage sales, and local auctions. And they are very popular on eBay! A kit just like this one recently sold on eBay for 34.99. I have mine listed at 29.99. Another one called “Winter Lace” sold for 135.00!

Paragon Alpine Village

Paragon Alpine Village

 This kit is dated 1974 from Paragon and called “Alpine Village.” I can’t find this particular design on eBay right now but a similar one from Paragon called “Christmas Primitive” recently sold for 47.99. I have mine listed at 29.99. This one is done in crewel stitchery. So beautiful!

Mary Engelbreit Snowman kit

Mary Engelbreit Snowman kit

Mary Engelbreit is always very popular for her many designs. She designed this snowman kit for Bucilla. This set of 6 snowmen recently sold for 25.99. I have mine listed at 19.99.

vintage craft kits

vintage craft kits

I found a few of these craft kits at thrift stores but I got literally boxes of them from a local estate auction. I don’t think there is a house in America that does not have craft items in it! A lot of times, these craft items are stored away and forgotten about until it comes time to clean out a house and they end up at an auction. Auctions are my best source for vintage and new craft items that I sell on eBay. That is why I often sell craft items like this (and others) in lots. This photo above shows 3 similar craft kits for Christmas that I have listed at 18.00 for all of them.

vintage craft kits

vintage felt craft kit

So be on the lookout for craft kits! Some are just ordinary but others can be very profitable and of course, you can enjoy working on a kit that is from another era! Click on any photo or everythingvintagesteph.com. to check out my eBay store items and newly designed store. thanks!

Selling vintage tupperware: pickle keeper, coaster, canisters, mugs, and more!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
vintage tupperware

pickle keeper

If you have seen some Tupperware in your yard sale and thrift store travels, then lucky you! These are good items for resale on eBay. This pickle keeper can sell for 7.00 -15.00.

vintage tupperware

wagon wheel coaster lid set

The wagon wheel coaster and lid set is popular and very cute! They sell for 4.00 – 24.00. A lot depends on the condition. If they are new and never used — top dollar!

vintage tupperware

pie single serve slices

Who doesn’t need the single serve pie keepers? Great for lunches too. The usually came in sets of 6 but just one can sell for 2.00 – 6.00.  These have the blue lids but they come in many colors.

vintage tupperware

canister set

I bought a set of these canisters in the 1970s. I still use mine! If you have a set that has never been used, you can expect to get close to 100.00 for it. I have these listed at a mere 15.00! The 2 small ones are the same size and the third size is missing. I also only have lids for the 2 larger ones.

vintage tupperware

vintage tupperware LOT

A tried and true way to sell Tupperware is to just take a bunch of it and sell it together as a lot. Lids alone also sell and don’t be afraid to sell containers without lids. Clean them with Mr. Clean sponge and you’ll be set!

Click on any of the above photos to connect to my eBay store or click here at everythingvintagesteph.com. Thanks for reading!

Selling vintage linens on eBay: chenille, doilies, crocheted, tablecloths

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
vintage tablecloth

vintage chenille

There are some beautiful vintage linens available on eBay. I always look for them at estate sales and list them in my eBay store at everythingvintagesteph.com. This one is on auction right now. I started it at 29.99 and the bids are up to 35.00 with 3 days left. It is in excellent condition but I did have to wash it before listing to get out a few minor stains. The work is always worth it to restore these beauties for more use. This is called a tufted chenille.

vintage tablecloth

vintage Christmas tablecloth

Here are a few more things I have listed at fixed price in my eBay store. I have also given the prices that I have these listed at to give you a idea of their worth, although my prices are quite low for all the work that went into these! This Christmas tablecloth even has little rhinestones inside the poinsettias. It is listed at 39.99.

vintage doilies

vintage doilies

These vintage doilies can be used as dresser scarves or table runners. They are hand embroidered and cross stitched with a crocheted edge. I have them listed at 14.00.

vintage placemats

vintage placemats

These placemats are so cute! They are hand embroidered and the flowers are appliqued onto the white linen. A space is left for the napkin to be inserted into the flower. I have 6 of them listed at 18.00.

 

vintage tablecloth

vintage tablecloth

Another beautiful tablecloth on blue linen with white embroidery and a crocheted edge. This is listed for 18.00 at everythingvintagesteph.com.

vintage apron

vintage apron

Vintage aprons are also quite collectible. This one is hand embroidered with a coffee cup and pot and has a crocheted edge. I have it in my eBay store for 9.99.

vintage tablecloth

vintage tablecloth

This is an unusual look for a tablecloth. Instead of the usual flowers, this one has clovers and harps. I believe it is machine embroidered though and I have it listed for 18.00 at everythingvintagesteph.com.

crocheted tablecloth

crocheted tablecloth

 

 This hand crocheted tablecloth must have taken a LONG time to make! It is really beautiful and is listed at 24.99. Click on any photo to be linked to more photos. thanks for lookin!

What should I sell on eBay? 5 things I listed this week on eBay. Vintage quilt, vintage children’s clothing, vintage tablecloth, GI Joe outfits, John Deere mug

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
vintage quilt

vintage quilt

I listed a lot of things on eBay this week. Probably close to 100 items. Some of them sold right away like quilt blocks, a bathing suit, a hunting vest, Banana Republic shorts, etc. But here are a few things that I think will do well. The above vintage quilt is really beautiful! I bought it at a local auction and discovered later that it is in almost perfect condition!

vintage quilt

vintage quilt

The fabric is made up of large roses and it is all hand quilted throughout. I have it listed for 49.99 in my eBay store.

vintage red tablecoth

vintage red tablecoth

I also listed this red vintage tablecloth. It measures about 46 inches square and sort of looks like Christmas ornaments in the pattern but it could be used anytime! The pattern is woven into the fabric and there are no flaws in it. I have it listed in my eBay store for 15.00. A nice bargain!

GI Joe clothing

GI Joe clothing

I found these cute GI Joe outfits at the local Goodwill clearance store. The clearance store sells items by the pound so these didn’t weigh very much! I have them listed in my eBay store for 9.99.

John Deere mug

John Deere mug

I also shop thrift stores where I found this John Deere mug on “half price kitchen item day”. I sell most of my mugs for 14.99 with free postage. I would like to sell them for less but they weigh a lot and I have to add that into the price. I only pick up the really cool mugs!

vintage child dress

vintage child dress

I also bought a pile of vintage children’s clothing at a local auction. I have divided up the clothing into different lots and pieces. These are 2 pieces that looked like they matched — a dress and an underdress or slip. I have these on auction starting at 9.99 and have 2 others in my store for 25.00. I like to test them to see what sells the best. They are also in very good condition!

Selling classic vintage cookbooks: Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, Better Homes & Gardens, Betty Crocker, Modern Family

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

I currently have 16 vintage cookbooks listed in my ebay store. They fly in and out of there on a regular basis and they are not hard to find at estate sales, thrift stores, and yard sales. They are very popular — I collect them myself!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

The classics are some of the best! The red one on the top is the 1975 version and this one is the 1955 version of Good Housekeeping. Not in the best of shape, but still some great recipes!

 

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

The spine is missing on this one but the binding is still intact. The “modern family” is from 1959. No microwave recipes!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

This one from McCall’s is probably in the worst condition of all of the ones I have but it’s still intact! From 1973 and over 780 pages.

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

Last time I had a copy of this one, it was bought by a theatre group for their 60’s play! Nice graphics on the front.

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

I had a copy of “The Joy of Cooking” from an estate auction that I sold in December. Then I found another copy at the Goodwill store in January and sold that one in 2 days. Hope I find another one soon!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

This regional one is even signed by the author, Peter Hunt, who is a famous artist.

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

Another classic! This one is from 1964. You can find them in various years and editions. I usually list my cookbooks from 9.99 to about 15.00, depending on the condition. Maybe the great price is my secret! You can find me at everythingvintagesteph.com 

MORE ugly Christmas sweaters!

Friday, November 29th, 2013
ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

I happened to hit the thrift store the other day when they were just putting out all their sweaters! I found some great ones that I just had to show off. I think this is the best one! The Santas are 3D with puffy beards and metallic thread. The presents are flying, the sequins are awesome. It’s also pretty nicely trimmed!

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

This one is just so bright green! The reindeer is embroidered and felt. There’s even room to add your own ornaments or lights to this one.

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

Another one in a non-Christmas color but still pretty awesome! There are even sequins on the arms and back of this one.

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

This one is perfect for adding your own ornaments to the plentiful trees. There are even trees on the arms!

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweaterugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

 

 

I even branched out into finding children’s sweaters. These are too cute to be ugly and they sold within 24 hours of my listing them!

 

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

I don’t think you will find this anywhere else but on eBay! It’s got the Christmas colors with the red and gold metallic thread, buttons, and sequins. And it is perfect for the shoe and purse lover!

Ugly Christmas sweaters are selling anywhere between $10.00 and $150.00. Mine are between 19.00 and 25.00. You can find these sweaters at everythingvintagesteph.com. Or click on any of the photos above to take you there. Unless, they are gone because they are selling fast! I sold everyone except one from the last post I wrote!

 

 

Selling old vintage textbooks, school early readers, geography book, math, health

Monday, August 12th, 2013
vintage geography book

vintage geography book

Somehow, old text books never seem to die. And they are so interesting! This is one from 1924. It has stories about growing crops, other places around the world, and things like pictures of yaks from Tibet. The first chapter is pretty awesome — “Life in the olden Days”. What is olden to a person in 1924??

vintage reading book early reader

vintage reading book early reader

There have always been “early readers”. This one is dated 1899. “I have three hats” has an interesting picture. “This is a street in the city” shows a trolley car  and a horse and buggy.  Not much has changed in the animal and shape category.

vintage math book

vintage math book

Not much has changed in the study of math either. 9 times 7 is still 63. The word problems are pretty cool though. Examples include measuring a yard of silk, how many sheep does James have, how many pence in a shilling, and how many pigs can a farmer buy for 238 dollars at the rate of 7 dollars apiece?

vintage health book

vintage health book

 One of the most interesting is the child’s health primer from 1885. The subtitle is ” with special reference to the effects of alcoholic drinks, stimulants, and narcotics upon the human system.” Did you know for example that “opium is put into soothing-syrups and these are sometimes given to babies to keep them from crying.” ? This book barely has any use!

At the time of this writing, these books can be found at everythingvintagesteph.com for 9.99 each. I have more as well that I will be listing. Have fun reading!

Hand crocheted vintage doilies — that’s a lot of work!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

 

pineapple pattern doily

pineapple pattern doily

Hand crocheted doilies are fairly plentiful and easy to find. Such beautiful work! Someone took crochet thread and a very small crochet hook and made this beautiful doily in the pineapple pattern. Probably made in the 1940s or earlier.

pineapple pattern doily

pineapple pattern doily for sofa arm

Here’s a smaller one that was probably used on the arm of a sofa. I have 3 of these but they were probably made in a set of 4 or 6 or 8.

vintage sofa doily

vintage sofa doily

Here’s another one shown on the arm of the sofa. This one is not in the pineapple pattern. It’s sometimes called an antimacassar. Why? Actually, I just looked it up. “Macassar” is oil and anti means to prevent oil (from your arm) getting on the sofa. Now it makes sense!

vintage sofa doily

vintage sofa doily

This one shows the close up of the hand work. They come in so many patterns and sizes. You will find tablecloths and bedspreads as well, done with this crochet thread. I have some in my store everythingvintagesteph.com for a great price!

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