No estate sales for me this week so it was back to the thrift stores! You never really know when the new stuff is coming out at the thrift stores but I happened to be there one afternoon when a whole bunch of toy bags came out from the back. The first thing I spotted was this Quincy doll from Little Einsteins. I was saving a June doll from the same set. She doesn’t sell too when on her own but I am hoping to get $30 for the pair. They talk when you squeeze their belly.
I got a bit lucky with a small bag on a wall of household accessory bags. This small heart shaped plate by Joan Walsh Anglund caught my eye. I like her sweet characters with the big heads and small dots for eyes. When I was young I had a doll designed by her and I loved it. The bag was $3 and I was deciding whether to get it. There was another item in the bag which was a very small, leaf shaped dish. What sold me was that this second dish was marked Sweden. After researching at home I figured out that this small dish is by an artist or artist group called Stig Lindberg design for Gustavsberg. It is a Modernist piece from the 50’s or 60’s and hopefully I will be able to sell it for at least $50. The Anglund dish is not very valuable although I have not been able to find this exact piece on line.
I took a trip down to Long Island to visit with my sister and we went to a thrift store down there. Everything is bigger on Long Island. Her thrift store was huge with shelves upon shelves of bagged up toys and items and three shelves of plush. I spent $9 and purchased 4 stuffed toys.
This cat is Gilbert from the PBS show Caillou. This is a kind of obscure show that still has a devoted young fan base. I am hoping to get $20 for him.
I picked up a Scentsy Buddy which is a baby lion named. He still has his paper tag so I’m hoping that will help him to sell. Without his tag he appears to go for about $10.
My son had a whole collection of these stuffed animals when he was young. They are from Fisher Price and made of a thermal material. I believe they are called Cozies. I purchased a few off Ebay for him years ago. I was always on the look out for ones he didn’t have. So when I saw this guy he really tugged at my heart. I am hoping to sell him for $20. Of course I had to send a picture of him to my 19 year old son and say “Remember these guys?” I’m sure it’s just what he wanted to think about in the middle of a busy day at college.
The last plush is a small Hello Kitty. I picked her up because she was a Blockbuster promotional item. She’s eating popcorn. Remember renting movies at Blockbuster? She may bring $10.
Those were my finds for this week in February. Really waiting on Spring to come now!