I attended two sales last weekend where I found some good items. The first sale was at a Synagogue where I did well last year so I was looking forward to it this year. However, this time it seemed that I wasn’t finding much but I didn’t give up. I keep looking in different areas and finally, in the linens area I picked up these two needlework kits by a company named Ehrman. Earlier in the year I found a completed Ehrman needlepoint which I sold for $39. When I saw the name and the subject matter, I was pretty sure it was a good find. They are both pillow cover kits featuring cats and I have them up for about $99 each.
I did eventually make my way over to the jewelry table when the crowds had dispersed. For $3 I picked up a colorful Swatch watch and a silver heart with inlaid stones. I am keeping the heart pendant for now. It was $10 and is double sided!
The next sale I went to was a church sale. They have a toy area outside the church where every year they have a kiddie pool filled with plush. This year I was surprised and excited to find three small Steiff animals including a cat, a tiger and a pig. The pig is not mohair and also not very valuable. I’m hoping to get at least $30 for each of the other two and I think they’re very sweet too. The plush in the pool was $1 each.
The toy area also had a lot of American Girl dolls and items but they were marked fairly high so I left them. I did find a Sasha doll for $10 with a bag of clothing. Even though she needs to be restrung I think she will sell well.
Inside the church they had everything else. The prices were good – between $1 and $3 so I took a chance on some items. Some of the things I bought include a Little Bo Peep ceramic figure, a Spirit box made in Canada from crushed marble, a vintage tin made in England featuring toy soldiers and a blue and white sheep dog marked Minton.
The mugs were 50 cents so I picked up a Taylor & Ng frog mug in fair condition and a Spode blue and white Golfer mug.
Those were the highlights from last weekend! We’ve had some pretty hot weather here in the northeast but not too hot for going to tag sales!!