Last weekend I attended a townwide tag sale about 1/2 hour north of me. It was great fun to go to so many house sales and there were even some churches involved. Besides the houses there was a central area where many individuals were set up. At one of those booths I purchased two Gameboy advance consoles. I paid $10 for each of them so I hope they sell well. I believe the red one is the better one so I added a game to help sell the pink one.
This lady also had several TI graphing calculators which she was also asking $10 for. I got a TI 84 and a TI 83 plus which I can’t get to work so that’s a bummer.
At the first church sale I went to I bought 4 items and paid $1 each. I picked up a miniature bear by Hallmark, a set of vintage current notecards featuring adorable animals, a set of skin care products and a Robie the Banker. I have sold several of the robotic bankers before. He eats coins and then rolls his eyes and licks his lips. I was happy to find him with his box and instructions. I have him up for $39.
There was another church sale where I found a box of vintage dolls. They were 50 cents each. At first I was hoping to find an old Barbie but all the Barbies were newer. I recognized three Charlie’s Angels dolls. I have sold some of these individually before for about $10 each. Unfortunately one has a broken leg but I’m still selling them together. Sometimes people just want the clothes.
I found 3 older Strawberry Shortcake dolls that I may get about $5 each for. Then there were some other dolls with pretty strange looking faces. I got them because I thought they must be from some TV show or movie. As it turns out they are from The Waltons. I guess they were trying for very accurate face sculpts which makes them kind of creepy. I really loved that show when I was young.
Two more dolls that I found were this Evel Knievel figure and a cute cloth doll. There is a market for dolls with these simple kinds of faces because some people think it helps a child to use their imagination.
The last two items from this sale were this candelabra which I picked up because of the vintage looking box. I spotted this little coin which said “Season’s Greetings” on it. It was only $1 but I bought it because it also said “one troy ounce .999 silver.” I am hoping for at least $20 for the coin.
So that was a fun day. I may have overspent in the beginning but I think I made up for it towards the end. The weather has cooled down here a bit which is nice but now there’s hurricane season to deal with!