Here it is the middle of October, 2017, and I’m just now doing the Ebay/Etsy Sales Recap September 2017. Better late than never, I suppose. Can we all agree that the year is flying by? It was a total of 32 sales in 3 shops.
EBAY ETSY SALES RECAP
Just one sale on Ebay, and here it is…a Fred Bear 24 hr Emergency Candle. Sold for $32 and I probably could have gotten more, but there were no sold stats to compare to at the time I was listing it.
Funny Story: Hubby saw this at a thrift store one day when we were out, and put it in the cart. It was $1, and I remember thinking, “What in heaven’s name are you buying THAT for??? We don’t need it,” but he can hardly resist a gadget. I didn’t say anything. Only to find out later, these things are collectible! It was gone in 24 hrs. of listing it. Can you believe it??
Etsy Sales for Vintage Southern Picks
This was a fun sale…a Gag Gift Walking Cane…one of those “Over the Hill” gifts. It had a rearview mirror, rabbit’s foot, and plastic bicycle horn attached to a bamboo cane…cute as could be, and I found it in a neighbor’s trash can! Sold for $16.
10 Large Wooden Buttons…sold these for $4 with free shipping. I made a little on them.
Vintage Makeup Mirror…I bought this for $6, which is more than I like to spend for these. Usually I can find them for $1-2, but I bought because they sell well. Sold for $30
I had to do a lot of work on the salt shaker when I bought these. It had corroded so badly that the cap wouldn’t come off. Finally we got it off, but a lot of corrosion remained about the lid, which is what happens when people leave salt in the shaker. It took a long time to sell. I bought these Filigree Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers because I thought they were pretty, but never again before I check that lid thoroughly. Sold for $20.00
The next two items sold together for someone doing a Farmhouse kitchen. Napkin Holder combo sold for $18.95…
And a Wooden Mail Organizer on which I painted some doily stencil designs…sold for $28.
I bought some sewing stuff at an estate sale in Tennessee, and this Sewing Trim was one of the items. There were a lot of factory flaws within the trim, but there was 36 yards of it, so it sold right away for $19.00
And at that same sale I bought one of these storage containers full of sewing notions. These types of empty containers are all over Etsy. I wasn’t sure if it would sell or not, but it went right away….$9.00
Vintage Recipe Boxes usually do fairly well…Sold for $18.00
I bet you don’t know what these are! I didn’t either. Someone running a yard sale gave us these saying they were Vintage Piano Handles, used to move an old piano around. I just knew they wouldn’t sell. In fact, I had already removed them from the package to put in our next yard sale. If that didn’t work, maybe burn them…haha. But they sold for $16. Just goes to show…sometimes those odd quirky things are what appeal to people.
This was a really quality Pewter cup I found at a thrift store in Tennessee. I wasn’t sure how old it was, but it was signed “Frieling Zinn” 95% pewter, made in Germany. It was covered with various postal delivery designs on the sides. I wasn’t able to find out much about it, so I priced it cheap at $15.99.
This is a really nice letter opener, which had a pocket knife attached. Sold $21.99
Stack of Nancy Drew books, which were reprints. I got them cheap, but I will never buy again. They took forever to sell. $20.00
This was a really pretty and somewhat unusual framed wall mirror that could also be a jewelry tray…found at a thrift store in Mississippi. Sold for $35.00
Here is a large jewelry box that opened out like you see below…really big. When I bought it, I didn’t notice that the outer lining was off in some places, completely exposing the bare wood underneath. Don’t you hate it when you don’t notice major flaws like that? And then, to top it all off, I offered way too much on it…$10, and they said, “yeah, we’ll take 10!” Well, I didn’t see the flaws at that time. The lighting was poor, and my eyesight isn’t good either, so I overpaid for it.
I attempted the fix which you see in photos…decorative paper which I decoupaged on. I didn’t want to paint this, and I didn’t want to attempt to finish removing the outer lining, so I did what I could to disguise the issues. I really hated it, but didn’t know what else to do.
The saving grace of this whole fiasco…was a vintage jewelry set (Rhinestone brooch and ear bobs) overlooked in the case, which sold last year for $48.
The case sold for $44.00, and the person who bought it, seemed delighted. It ended well.
This was a piece of Lamp Salvage, identical to a piece sold last month, $15
More pieces of lamp salvage…set of 4 Bobeches, made out of pot metal, and paint chipped. Sold for $24.00
Wooden In/Out Tray, shipped all the way to Australia. Sold for $28.00
Set of Embroidery Hoops…sold $11.00
This is a Mini Hand Mirror, only 4″L. Sold for $21.00
A US Flag Belt Buckle…sold for $17.50
A darling little Ladies Crochet Hat Pincushion…sold for $8.00
Empty Baccarat box…sold for $9.00. I had no idea an empty Baccarat box was appealing to anyone. Originally I had it with some other old jewelry display cases I was selling in a lot. Two people emailed me wanting to buy the red box alone, so DING…DING…DING, that told me I should sell it separately. I told the first person I would sell it to him for $10, and I never heard from them again, but I ended up selling it for $9. So yes, people will buy empty boxes!
In fact, I have to tell you this little story too. I was going through some things up in the attic a few years ago, and found a vintage Vogue Ginny doll box (empty). I almost threw it in the recycle bin, but I thought, “no, I’ll see if I can sell it on Ebay.” Would you believe that empty box sold for nearly $50??
Sorry this is so long y’all. I have a few more…
Sales from~SquareDanceNWestern…my 2nd Etsy Shop
This was an outstanding beautiful men’s western shirt of my husband’s….very Roy Rogers-looking…only worn a few times. Sold for $69.99
I’ve had this uncut Western shirt pattern on Ebay and Etsy off and on. Finally someone bought it, and paid Priority Mail Express to get it there. Sold for $15.65
Pink petticoat of mine…sold for $20.00
Wide Navy Belt…sold for $17.00
I made this myself…a Halloween Apron/Overskirt…sold for $20.00
Black Christmas Blouse…sold to a gal in Spain for $8.00
Another beautiful Western shirt…sold for $45.00
Whew! That was a long one! September is often slow, but it was a good month. Thanks for sticking with me!
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