I was at a sale where the woman said she bought storage lockers. As I was looking around I didn’t see much that I was interested in. I was guessing that she sold all the good stuff herself. She had a few boxes filled with books. My daughter has been looking for one of the Dune books and there was a Dune book there. It was a beautiful book with a leather cover, gilded edges and a ribbon for a bookmark. I asked the price of the book and she said all the books are $1. When I got back in the car I called my daughter and found out that she had already read this version of Dune but while I was sitting there I decided to look the book up and found that it could sell for over $200. It was an Easton Press book which depending on the title, can be highly collectible. I went back and bought 22 more books for $22 dollars. Woo hoo!!
I found a few dolls at the thrift store the other day. This cute Christmas doll was in a bag hanging on the wall. It is a Madame Alexander “Dreaming of Sugar Plums” doll. I love her dress and hope she will sell for Christmas for about $24. On the same day I found this Gotz Puppe Modell doll. Some Gotz dolls can sell well, depending on their age and where they were made. This one sold quickly for $29.
I found a few plush items to sell. One sale I was at had these Mickey Mouse Memories plush for $3 each. There are 12 altogether in the set. Each one represents a different month. The ones I found are for August and December. I am hoping to get $20 for them. I was at a large flea market. A man there had a box of stuffed animals. I picked up this teddy bear dressed as a lion for $2 because it was jointed and made of mohair like a Steiff bear. It is created by artist Beverly White. Some similar bears are selling between $50 and $80.
I also have been finding some Halloween items to sell. This Gurley candle of a witch was a thrift store find for $4.00. She sold quickly for $23. At one sale I picked up a vintage treat bucket with an unusual face and a blow mold. I don’t usually find vintage Halloween and was happy to pick these up so close to the holiday!
I picked up several ceramic items recently too. I picked up 5 Goebel figures for $5. There were three wisemen and two sweet angels. Unfortunately I broke one of the wisemen’s heads off during the photographing process. The angel with the cross sold quickly for $29. I really like the guardian angel figurine.
I was at a sale where there was a table filled with knick knacks. They were priced between $1 and $3. I didn’t really know what to pick up but I just took a chance on a few items. I bought this glass trinket box, a Santa figure by David Frykman, an angel rattle doll that may be vintage and a heart shaped trinket box made in Italy. It looks like the heart box was the best find.
Finally I will talk about some wallets and handbags that I found. There was a Coach wristlet for $2 and a Coach wallet for $3. I do better selling vintage Coach than the newer styles. I also spotted this unusual Betsy Johnson purse shaped like a retro telephone. I paid up for it at $20 but I couldn’t leave it behind. I should at least be able to break even, if not make a bit of profit on it.
Those are some of my favorite finds from the past few weeks. I hope everyone is enjoying the weather as fall comes in!