Here again with another Ebay/Etsy Sales Recap for October 2017! 39 sales! Very happy about that. Biz is definitely picking up with the holiday season coming on.
Sales in VintageSouthernPicks Etsy shop:
2 rolls vintage contact paper…found in a country farmhouse…sold $22
Solid brass Teacup Display Holder….found in a Tennessee thrift store….sold $28
Beautiful handmade crochet tablecloth…paid $2. Sold for $55. The buyer emailed to tell me that according to tracking, it was delivered, but she didn’t get it. I hate those kinds of cases because usually the buyer expects the seller to do something about it! But she didn’t and it’s the first time in 19 years of online selling that this has ever happened. She assumed someone in her condo community got it by mistake, so she waited on pins and needles hoping the person would be honest, and give her her package. After several weeks, she let me know she got it.
This was a cool Fox Head Letter Opener made in England. Sold for $19.99
Shadowbox-size trio of green frogs…sold for $12,00
Over 100 wooden furniture buttons…found in the same country farmhouse….sold for $9.50 with free shipping
Set of 4 glass knobs….sold to someone in Canada for $17.50
Vintage glass hypodermic syringe…sold for $15.00
Vintage hand fan…sold for $12.50
Fresh hickory nuts gathered out of my yard & sold to someone in Japan for $8.50. They paid over $34 for shipping. I had some concerns about whether these would clear Customs, but I took a chance and sent them anyway.
Vintage Oil Lantern…sold for $23.00
Vintage Pan Am dishes….sold for $12.00
Vintage plaid check Sunbonnet and Apron…sold for $22. I was surprised it sold this time of year.
Vintage red plaid tam for men…sold for $32.00 (I believe I paid $2)
Vintage plaid tam for men #2…sold for $32
Vintage Quilt top…sold for $22. I bought a big box of quilt tops, fabric remnants, and pieces of quilts at an estate sale for $8. This was one of the prettier quilt tops. The others really aren’t very attractive, and they’ve been slow sellers. I have sold several things out of the box though, and made back all my $8, and then some.
A gal was buying this Theodore Roosevelt Paper Doll booklet for her husband…sold for $7.00 Go figure.
Vintage brass padlock…only about an inch long…sold for $8.50
Starbella yarn…sold for $8.00
Vintage Tea Infuser…sold for $10.99
Sewing trims….sold for $12.00. In my opinion, these were worth more, but you have to keep your prices in line with what other people are asking.
Unopened White Shoulders perfume….sold for $20.00. This was a sister birthday gift. The buyer emailed me after the sale to say she gave me the wrong address even though her sister had moved some time ago. Nothing I could do about it, of course. I told her that people sometimes won’t return items not meant for them, which is true. I never heard back from her, and I don’t ask. It just opens a can of worms if you do.
Christmas Heart plate…sold for $16.00. I’m not sure this was vintage. Someone gave it to me, and I wanted to try selling it, so I put it in my Etsy shop.
Over 4 yds Christmas Western fabric…sold for $39.90
Sales in SquareDanceNWestern Etsy shop:
The next 4 items were bought by a local theatre company.
Darling ruffled white Square Dance blouse trimmed in red rick rack…sold for $15
Solid green ruffled Square Dance blouse…sold for $20.00
Green Square Dance dress trimmed in white and pink lace…sold for $28.00.
TIP: It’s much harder to sell dresses, especially if they’re non-elastic, because these are usually custom-made for an individual. They don’t routinely fit everybody. Size small Square Dance skirts or dresses are also very hard to sell. (I have sold them, but they take much longer.) Most in the Square Dance community are…ahem, cough, cough…overweight adults…who haven’t seen a size small in quite some time.
How to recognize a Square Dance dress, blouse, or skirt in a thrift store: think 50’s attire…big full-circle skirts with lots of ruffles and lace. Skirt lengths usually look short. Although they do make longer length skirts. Blouses are ruffled with plenty of flounce, puffed sleeves, and/or lace.
Funny story: We were out-of-town going to a Square dance function and were with our group at a restaurant for lunch. Some lady came up, looked me up and down, and said, “Uh, you know that’s been out of fashion for some time.” And I’m like, “huh?” I guess she thought I felt like dressing 50’s that day. All I needed was some bobby sox & rah-rahs, you know?
Darling red and white Square Dance dress…sold for $30 (this was totally non-elastic)
White Square Dance blouse…sold for $24. A lady calling herself “the blouse collector” bought this. I didn’t know people collected blouses.
I sold this for only $14 because it had a small stain, a small hole, and the elastic was wearing out.
Autumn-themed Square Dance Apron/Overskirt…sold for $22.
Mustard yellow Square Dance petticoat…sold to a gal in Ireland…$25.00
Trivia for the Day: Did you know Square Dancing is done all over the world? The calls are always in English, even if it’s in Japan, for example. We went to several National Square Dance Conventions, where we danced with people from other countries. They couldn’t speak much English, but they knew the Square Dance calls!
Darling ladies’western shirt. It had 4 stains on it, but it was so cute, I listed it anyway, revealing all flaws. Sold for $10
Cute little crinkly cotton black sleeveless top with big ruffle. Could be worn off-shoulder. Sold for $20.
Men’s Western shirt…sold for $18.00
Men’s White Western Shirt…sold for $17.99
Another Men’s Western Shirt with Embroidered Yoke…sold for $14.99. Sold cheap because one of the snaps didn’t work.
Indian Head Western bolo…sold for $14.00
One Ebay sale….my husband sold a Lowell Wrench for $45 (not pictured)
So there you have it for October.
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