Recent sales (September 28 to October 11)

September was a pretty crappy month for sales overall, but things really picked up once the calendar turned to October. I made nearly a thousand overall, my best total in quite some time. I feel a bit more optimistic that I can meet my 20k goal now, especially with the holidays approaching.

I plan on doing a yard sale this weekend. Depending on the weather it could be the last of the season so come on out! It’ll be at 5051 Brebeuf, and I’ll be out there from around 11-5pm.

Now, to the sales:

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1. iPhone 4S: On Kijiji for 70$. The screen was cracked but the phone otherwise worked fine. Found in the Plateau earlier this year.

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2. Voigtlander slide projector: On Kijiji for 50$. Found a little over a month ago in Mount Royal.

3. Yard sales: 283.50$ (192.25$ + 91.25$). It was nice to get a couple decent sales in.

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4. Vintage can camera: On eBay for 30$. This sold within a day of being listed. Found August 2015 in Hampstead.

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5. Polaroid film, expired 1983: On eBay for 50$. This listing was for the two on the far left – I already sold on the ones on the right for 60$. Not bad for old film! Found with the slide projector in Mount Royal.

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6. Spica transistor radio: On eBay for 65$. Another quick seller! Found a few weeks ago in Hampstead.

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7. George Orwell’s Animal Farm, early Polish edition: On eBay for 150$. A nice haul for a cool book! It was printed in 1947 by the League of Poles Abroad in London. The binding is very basic and economical, intended for distribution to a country devastated by the Second World War. It was in remarkable shape considering its age and materials used, not to mention the fact that it was tossed in a recycling bin. Found June 2015 in Mount Royal.

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8. Nova Eborac colonial coin, dated 1787: On eBay for 286$. This was one of many cool old coins I found at a strange spot in Verdun. The coins were casually tossed in a black bag along with some food waste (“normal” garbage) and a few ripped up photographs. Makes me wonder if someone was going through a divorce and tossed them out of spite.

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I listed the coin only recently. I had plans on getting it authenticated, but in the end I just decided to list is as it was. I had some nice close-up shots, which I figured would be enough for most collectors. It ended up selling for a bit more than I expected, so I guess it all worked out! Found back in November of 2014.

Total: 984.50$, 15241.25$ since the new year began.

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12 thoughts on “Recent sales (September 28 to October 11)

  1. Excellent! Glad to see you’ve sailed through the doldrums.

  2. Jennifer Mentcher says:

    Great posts,the best in the World and only one at that.Keep finding and keep showing.

  3. wendilee1956 says:

    Very cool! You are an inspiration to me. I’ve started selling again on ebay and you just gave me the name of another cool site, kijiji. I live near Berkeley, CA, so I’ve seen some neat stuff online and will definitely put up some items of my own! Your blog is always interesting.

  4. Astrid says:

    Since I found your blog (and others through you) I started listing anything listable from my flea market stock. Though I can only dream about your results with my more or less regular second hand I’m amazed to see what goes on line and the prices I get. And grateful for the monthly EUR 200-250 additional income. Thanks!

  5. Tyler says:

    Your blog is such an eye opener.I hope The New York Times and news networks like ABC,NBC,etc do a story on you.Your blog deserves even more publicity—you have saved so much history and good stuff.I hope some foundation or rich person hands you an environmental prize with a big cash reward to encourage you to keep doing it.A lot more people need to do what you do in Montreal and across Canada

  6. Harry Nugent says:

    You have not written about Ville St.Laurent,Ville Emard recently.Please do these boroughs more often.Also LaSalle—I was there last week—on the front of one apartment building there was a ton of interesting-looking furniture in LaSalle.There was a lot of old furniture,toys,etc put out on the curb for the garbage truck.I brought home an antique telephone table from there—I love looking at it every morning.I hope other passers-by rescued more furniture.

    • martng says:

      It’s heavy trash day in VSL next week so maybe I’ll finally make it down then… I haven’t been in months. Lasalle is too far for me, hopefully some others can cover it.

      Ville Emard I go to once in a blue moon. It’s also a bit far to go, especially considering it’s a working class neighbourhood with a lot of trash picking competition.

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