Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cities of Palestine T Nelson & Sons 1868 Amazing Illustrations

One of the recent items I listed I have actually owned for a while. I picked it up about 4 years ago at an indoor flea market. It is a book called Cities of Palestine and was published in 1868 by T. Nelson and Sons.  It contains some of the most amazing color illustrations I have seen of different cities in what is now Israel. One book collector commented that there might be only 10 or so of these




known to exist in book collections.

 Here is the Ebay listing for this item and ill share  some pictures below.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CITIES-OF-PALESTINE-1868-T-NELSON-amp-SON-ILLUSTRATED-CARD-IMAGES-RARE-ISRAEL-/253163632680?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


Friday, July 21, 2017

The Ultimate Leonard Nimoy Star Trek Fan Collectible

Picture below is a fan publication by the Leonard Nimoy Association of fans.
It is chock full of interesting tidbits, rarely scene photos and even fan made comics.
It was created in 1975 and really lets you know the man behind Spock in the Star Trek series

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PEACE-LIVE-LONG-AND-PROSPER-LEONARD-NIMOY-STAR-TREK-1975-LNAF-BOOK-PHOTOS-COMICS-/253048485206?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT










Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Vintage Mexican Silver Jewelry with Semi-Precious Stones

I do not often sell jewelry but found this piece at a church sale at a good price. These chunky style necklaces/bracelets sell well on Ebay, especially if silver . This one is marked .925 on the back.

Really cool looking stones!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BOLD-CHUNKY-MEXICAN-STERLING-SILVER-925-NECKLACE-SEMI-PRECIOUS-STONES-/371751360857?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT










Monday, August 08, 2016

Paul Bonhop Toy Fire Engine Wood Puzzle from the 1950s

This is an interesting item and pretty rare. No current solds on Ebay or anywhere that I could find. It is Wood block puzzle by Paul Bonhop who made Children's toys in the 1950s. One of his items is in the Smithsonian Institution . It is much more interesting than current flat toy puzzles.  Given that this item might be missing a piece (the empty hole on the top left of the board) I started it out low on auction so someone can enjoy it. The link is here Paul Bonhop Wood Fire Engine Puzzle


Friday, July 08, 2016

Vintage Paragon Wildflower Napkins Crewel Embroidery Kit

I have sold many sewing/stictchery/embroidery kits over the years but this is the best looking one I have found . In this area it helps to have a bit more expertise than I have but I do pretty well with these type items. I look for really nice designs, sealed packages and pre-1980 dates if possible (however 80s sells well also if a bit rare).

I really like the design of the wildflowers on this kit.  In terms of picking these up for sale a good "buy" range is in the 1-4 dollar range with 4 being about the most you would want to pay for a very good quality item sealed in package. Selling prices can sometimes go high but generally fall into the 10-40 dollar range. If you are out hunting for these for resale try smaller thrifts, church sales and other areas where people with some age would drop off items. There are a number of amazing sellers on Ebay that have huge amount of kits listed so if you like these and find one, make sure to save them to your favorite sellers as they do a wonderful job and have tons of experience in the area. here is a link to my item and some photos!

PARAGON-WILDFLOWER-NAPKINS-CREWEL-EMBROIDERY-KIT-CREATIVE-STITCHERY-SEALED-1974-/371672824854

Friday, April 29, 2016

Selling Tervis Tumblers

Tervis Tumblers are really popular on Ebay and almost always sell. These are insulated plastic cups , many times with patches or other design work in between the layers. The ones Ill picture below are a set I sold which included patches from the Bitter End Yacht Club. The most popular ones to look for are the New Years once with confetti in them. Be on the lookout for those as those sell for a lot! A good buy price for these mugs is 1.00 each or less. Sales are decent when in nice shape. See my current items at Onceuponabid - Ebay Store

Selling Vintage Electronic Chess Games on Ebay

I have never had an electronic Chess game I couldn't sell! These are pretty popular on Ebay. There are some that are more desirable than others (do a completed item search and sort by highest to lowest to get an idea). But pretty much everything sells. The best "buy" price is somewhere at 3 bucks or lower but occasionally you can go a bit higher to buy one that you know will be a great seller. Here are some pictures of the IGOR Talking Chess Computer I sold.
Check out other great items in my store at Onceuponabid - Ebay Store


Saturday, June 06, 2015

Vintage Atomic Bomb Games

One thing to be on the lookout for to sell are Vintage Atomic Bomb games. Made by AC Gilbert in New Haven there are a number of variations and few have survived. The one below which I have recently listed is pretty rare. It already has a bid and numerous watchers and sometimes these can fetch some pretty good money... http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ATOMIC-BOMB-DEXTERITY-GAME-AC-GILBERT-NEW-HAVEN-WORLD-WAR-II-/251982960118