Recent sales (June 8 – 21)


1. Myott china set: To a reader for 80$. This is one of things I really didn’t want to move. I’m glad to see them go to a good home! In addition to the plates and bowls there were also five mugs, a creamer, and a gravy boat. I found these early October in Ville St Laurent, on what turned out to be a very profitable day.


2. Miscellaneous WWII items: To a reader for 20$. The main piece was this old Certificate of Honour that was given out for buying bonds during WWII. Found back in December in Cote St-Luc.


3. PQ election sign / folk art mural: On eBay for 130$. A couple people emailed me best offers, one of which I ended up accepting. Again, I didn’t really want to have to move it. I’m quite happy with the profit. It’s a great piece of history. It was found in the Plateau back in April after a tip from a reader.



4. Weston Model 280 Volt-Ammeter: On eBay for 50$. I sold this as industrial decor after seeing someone else list a similar piece as such. Found in Ville St Laurent the same night as the china set.

5. Fidji by Guy Laroche: On eBay for 75$. Another nice perfume sale. Found in Cote St Luc in March.

6. Anysley tea cup and saucer: On eBay for 50$. One down, five more to go! Found (once again) that night in Ville St Laurent.


7. Broken 80gb Zune: On eBay for 45$. I bought a cable in hopes that it would work, but it didn’t seem to want to charge. Oh well! The cable only cost a few dollars and I was still able to sell it for some decent cash. Found around a month ago in Mount Royal.


8. SAFCO Mercury TN102 low speed handpiece: On eBay for 74$. This is some kind of dental tool. Found mid-January in Verdun.


9. Vintage EIG Cutlery Solingen Hunting Knife: On eBay for 30$. The hoof handle had fallen off when I found it but I was able to glue it back on. I ended up talking to the guy who threw it out and he told me that his mom gave it to him as a gift back in the 50s. Found April 2014 in Mount Royal.


10. Original Hindenburg disaster newspaper: On eBay for 35$. This was a really cool find. I accepted a best offer so as to get this out the door before my move. Found August 2014 in Mount Royal.

11. Yard sale: many different items for 195.50. A fairly profitable sale despite below-average foot traffic. I blame this on nearby St Laurent being temporarily converted to a pedestrian-only road for various festivals. I hope to do another one this weekend.

Total: 784.50$, 9832.50$ since the new year began. A pretty typical total at this point in my career. Average that amount over the full year and I make a bit over 20k, a pretty good total for just selling garbage!

New listings

1. Imco’s Pipe Companion (pipe smoking tool)
2. Vintage tartanware penknife
3. British Trampoline Association patch
4. Vintage / antique 935 silver enameled compact
5. Christian Dior "Diorella" sunglasses (for repair)
6. Christian Lacroix keychain
7. Vintage Alan Stuart designer toothbrush

5 thoughts on “Recent sales (June 8 – 21)”

  1. Most excellent! New homes for old treasures that didn’t end up in the landfill … and some money to keep body and soul together while you do something you enjoy to boot. Life is good.

  2. Money that was replaced by euros can be changed in the countries concerned – you could take a trip to Europe and change them! Alternatively, if you’re feeling generous, many charities have arrangements for accepting and changing notes that are no longer legal tender.

    1. I think some of them are actually totally obsolete and worthless outside of for collector’s value. I remember hearing that the government of France pocketed a big sum of cash (around 500 million dollar, if memory serves) when they finally stopped buying back old Francs, which I think was in 2011 or 2012. Other countries operated the same way, though someone has informed me that the Netherlands Gulders can still be exchanged for cash in the Netherlands. Those bills are particularly old though, so they might be more valuable as collector’s items.

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