Recent sales (August 17 – August 30)

I’m going to spend the next month or so catching up on other projects and “life” stuff, so expect to see fewer posts on this blog. I usually spend 20-30 hours a week on the blog (not to mention all the other work I do) and I’ve neglected doing a lot of other stuff as a result. For example, my health card has been expired for six months. I still plan on writing here, but it’ll mostly be shorter articles that don’t take as long to write.

One of the things I want to get done is to scan some Expo 67 slides I found. I’ll share them here when they’re ready!

Things are a bit slow on eBay right now. This lull is common in the late summer according to the flipping experts at scavengerlife.com. Fortunately it’s prime time for yard sales, so I was able to make decent money regardless.

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1. Yard sales: many small items for 575$. I made 305$ the first sale, 235$ the second, and someone I met at the sale came by and picked up some more stuff later for an extra 35$. I’m pretty happy with a 200$ yard sale, so I was pretty pumped to make 300$ in one day! I set up with a friend at a great spot in the Mile End and had a great time. I really need to another yard sale stock photo though – the one above is from a sale way back in April.

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2. Ray Ban “Clubmaster” sunglasses: On eBay for 80$. I thought these looked pretty cool on me, but I needed the money more than a nice pair of shades. Found this May in Mount Royal but listed fairly recently.

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3. Hillybilly Cookin’ cookbook: To a reader on eBay for 12$. I forget where I found this now…
4. Christian Lacroix keychain: On eBay for 30$. Found in Westmount a few months back.
5. Aynsley teacup and saucer: On eBay for 25$. Not too many of these left now! Found in Ville St-Laurent in October 2014.

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6. Getco sterling feather pendant: On Etsy for 30$. Found in Westmount but not mentioned on the blog.

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7. 1950s “Au lutin qui bouffe” menu: On eBay for 90$. This fetched a great price. I’m having great luck getting good money for unusual (and rare) pieces of ephemera. I thought this menu was particularly beautiful. Found January 2015 in Verdun.

Total: 812$, 13612.75$ since the new year began. A decent couple of weeks overall!

New listings

1. Vintage Montreal Alouettes Banner
2. Vintage 1964 Cowboy Catalogue

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8 thoughts on “Recent sales (August 17 – August 30)

  1. Laurel says:

    Wow, $90 for the menu! What did you list it at, or was it an auction?

  2. Joane says:

    Lobster cocktail $1.25!!! Hahahahahahahaha!

    Congrats on the great sales.

  3. What year was that cookbook published? It’s really cute! Over $300 is awesome 🙂 Congrats, is that a personal best?

  4. Marla Yates says:

    Oh my goodness, I have that cookbook sitting on my shelf. I haven’t tried any of the recipes, but they’re definitely interesting.

  5. Yup, you need to get important stuff, like a usable health card, dealt with.

    I look forward to anything you write, be it long … or short(er). And a couple more yard sale pics would be nice. 🙂

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