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Selling vintage books on eBay. Video time!

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

This is the second video in my vintage video series. This one is about vintage books. I sell a lot of vintage books on eBay that I mainly source at local estate auctions. I also find books at thrift stores and yard sales, although the estate auctions are the best since I can usually buy a whole box at a time!

vintage books

vintage books

Sometimes I sell my vintage books in sets rather than one at a time. Children’s books are my favorite. Some great sets to look for are The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Dr. Seuss, Elf books from Rand McNally, and Disney books.

vintage books

vintage books

Vintage school books are also great. So full of interesting facts — some still up to date and some very much NOT!

vintage books

vintage non-fiction books

All of the books that you see in the photos and videos are available at the time of this posting in my eBay store at everythingvintagesteph.com. So come in for a visit!

 

 

top 5 vintage finds in the last 3 months!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
nike sneakers I sold

nike sneakers I sold

pieces of yo yo quilt
pieces of yo yo quilt

My 5 favorite vintage finds:

Since this is my first post in this category, I am going to give you my 5 best finds in the last 3 months and how I sold them. They are:

  1. pair of vintage NIKE sneakers: bought for 2.00 (along with 3 basketball shirts) sold on ebay for 158.50
  2. set of 12 damask linen napkins: bought an entire box of these for 6.00 (probably about 6 sets but these were the nicest) sold on ebay for 40.99
  3. 48 unopened packs of garbage pail kids cards, 3rd series: bought for 10.00. sold on ebay for 56.00 (and I am STILL waiting for the customer to pay!)
  4. 10 stephen king paperback books: bought for 50 cents a box (there were other books in the box as well). Tried to sell them at a flea market for 50 cents each. NO one bought any of them. Sold on ebay for 36.00.
  5.  a vintage yo yo quilt that was cut apart into many pieces and stained: bought for 4.00. sold the first set of pieces (the worst ones) on ebay for 25.00. sold 3 small sections at an antique show for 12.00. I still have 4 times as many pieces left to sell. (shown above is on ebay starting oct. 2)

If you want to check it out do a seller search on ebay for librarianwca and click on completed auctions. Or check everythingvintagesteph.com

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