Recent sales (June 22 – July 5)

Despite my preoccupation with moving houses during the end of June and the beginning of July, I managed stay organized enough to locate and ship out sales on time. I sold four pieces of jewellery on Etsy (after not selling anything on that platform for the previous two months), and the other nine sales were made on eBay. I detail these sales below:

(Note: the prices listed are the gross profit after accounting for shipping expenses. I haven’t subtracted eBay / Paypal fees, which amount to around 10%).


1. Paragon tea cup and saucer: On eBay for 100$. This was one of my favourites from the collection, and am quite happy with the price it garnered. Found with a large collection of teacups in Ville St Laurent.


2. Vintage Tiki-bar “Coconut Snow” tin: On eBay for 42$. It was a beautiful tin but I’m glad to see it go. Found mid January 2014 in Rosemont.


3. Vintage St Joseph’s Oratory tray (made in Occupied Japan): On eBay for 35$. Found January 2015 in Verdun.


4. Jaguar XJS steering wheel: On eBay for 210$. A nice sale! Found mid April in Hampstead.

5. Lot of four newspaper pictorial sections: On eBay for 28$. Found alongside other great ephemera August 2014 in TMR.


6. Stanford 5-second razor blade sharpener: On eBay for 20$.

7. Lot of 3 Merkur “Tribes of Israel” pens: On eBay for 45$. Found alongside two great silver pens August 2014 in the Plateau.


8. Vintage Canadian League baseball postcard: On eBay for 115$. A great sale, but one I’m sad to see go. I love baseball and baseball history, but I can’t turn down that kind of money. Found mid April in TMR.


9. Vintage Atala hotel key (Paris): On eBay for 75$. A nice price for a nice key. Found mid December in NDG.


10. Jonette Jewelry earrings: On Etsy for 10$.

11. 10k gold Italian horn pendant: On Etsy for 40$. Found in Ahunstic May 2014.


12. Black bakelite bangle: On Etsy for 80$. Found with some other great stuff October 2013 in Park Ex.

13. Vintage silver bracelet: On Etsy for 55$. Found with a bunch of great jewelry September 2013 in the Plateau.

Total: 855$, 10687.5$ since the new year began.

6 thoughts on “Recent sales (June 22 – July 5)”

  1. Great job. I’m impressed with your ability to get good value for your finds.

  2. Good work. So glad you’re selling unique pieces like these and that there are people who appreciate them. Always amazed at what you find, how you can determine if it’s valuable or not, and that you can turn it into a way of making a living, albeit a modest one.

  3. do you ever go the auction route on ebay or do you think a set price is better?

    1. Set price is better. It might take longer, but you’re more likely to find the highly motivated buyer who will pay top dollar for your item. I would only consider an auction again if selling a highly desirable item that would garner lots of highly interested bidders.

  4. Wow, wish I could make a living of my trash picks. Very impressed with your finds. Glad I found you, you inspire me!

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