Posts Tagged ‘crochet’

Vintage books, crochet hooks, Barbie clothing, and vintage crochet thread

Monday, May 10th, 2010
You sure lose a lot of eBay time by going on vacation. I didn’t want anything listed while I was gone because I wasn’t sure how often I could reply to questions and of course I couldn’t send anything out. Then my printer went down right before I left and when I came back the internet was not working for  over 24 hours. Help! Well, I am back in business now for about a week and things are finally picking up.
Ebay is still a little slow right now but here re some things that are selling for me.
classic book sets

classic book sets

I sure lost a lot of eBay time by going on vacation! I didn’t want anything listed while I was gone because I wasn’t sure how often I could reply to questions and of course I couldn’t send anything out. Then my printer went down right before I left and when I came back the internet was not working for  over 24 hours. Help! Well, I am back in business now for about a week and things are finally picking up.

Ebay is still a little slow right now but here are some things that are selling for me. Sets of classic books like the one I have shown in the photo above. As a former librarian, I like to find vintage books to sell. It is a lot of hit and miss though. This set I have listed for 5.00 and I have one opening bid so far. It is over later today so it may not go any higher. Sometimes complete sets like this from the 1920s or so can go up to 50.00. The condition has to be good.

crochet hooks

crochet hooks

I don’t think I have ever failed to sell crochet hooks. They are easy to pick up at local estate sales and I usually get 5-10 dollars for a bunch of them since they are much more expensive in the craft stores.

barbie doll clothing

barbie doll clothing

Barbie doll clothing of any type almost always sells. I have to list a nice size lot of it and the genuine Barbie is the best. This lot is all handmade clothing though and is probably at least 30 years old. The auction is not over yet as I write this but I expect 5-10$ for a lot of this size. Again, the condition must be very good.

crochet thread

crochet thread

I am not sure why crochet thread sells as well as it does. I do find these spools quite often at the estate sales and I can pick them up for a very low price. I guess there are some crafters out there who still do hand crocheting with this thread! The multi colored ones sell the best and I had to clean a  lot of fuzz off of these to get them ready to sell. I think they were stored with some furs! I got 30.00 for a lot of multi-colored thread a few months ago. These are still on auction but I expect about 5-10$ for a lot of this size.

I hope this gives you an idea of the vintage items you could sell on eBay if you can find them in your area, and what they might be worth.

Check out my store at everythingvintagesteph.com for more ideas!

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