Last week’s auction I felt like could be a good one for me. I didn’t get a ton of items, but I got some and they were the right price. I had spent $165 last week at the auction and I had a good chunk of it all listed. There are still a few things that I am listing and sorting, but most of it is all online.
Here are a few of the things that sold last week:
This teapot and sugar were in a box I paid $10 for. I wasn’t sure about these since one was marked Limoges and the other was Venetian and while they were painted the same they were obviously two different pieces. I had a few questions and 13 watchers on them. I was a little surprised with that many people watching that they didn’t go up more, but I’m happy with what they sold for. Especially since the teapot has a couple chips!
Paid: $10 for box
Teapot/sugar sold for: $16.88Other pieces in the box sold for: $28.75
Total Profit: $35.63
This tea cup and saucer was also in a box. I really just wanted the teacup and I probably could have gotten it cheaper if I would have waited (it was in a box with broken teacups and 3 mix matched saucers), but I really wanted it! When they are doing choice you never know when it will be chosen! This is a hard to find set. It’s Royal Albert in the Old English Rose pattern. This pattern does well, but this was the matte black one so it sells really well.
Paid: $25 for box
Teacup and saucer sold: $52.00
Other pieces in box: (Sold 3 saucers for $2.99 each) $8.97
Total profit: $35.97
There was a very pretty full set of dishes at the auction that I have been kicking myself all week for not bidding on. They sold for $50, but they were so pretty. So when these large Limoges dinner plates came up, I made sure to get them!
Total Profit: $88.59
This auction had a whole case of jewelry, knives, etc. They were selling it out by choice for a long time – things went anywhere from $4-$40 each. After the bidding slowed down they sold the whole case and I was the winning bid at $15. I really didn’t think it would go for that low! When I got home I sorted through it. Some of the pieces I had to pull out because they were broken, knotted really badly, etc. I hate scrapping vintage jewelry, but there really wasn’t anything anyone could do with half of a ring, so I took them to a local shop. It was worth $80 in scrap so I more than paid for my case. I am still listing a few things from the case this week, but here are few things that sold out of the case last week:
This is a Rolls Razor. It is a compact razor for men and everything comes in the box.
This bracelet is called a Forget-Me-Not bracelet. It is from around WWII and people would get a charm for each family member’s name. It was sterling and a neat piece to find.
These took some research to find out what they were. The clips said France on them, but honestly when I bought them I thought they were hair clips! Turns out I was wrong and they are shoe buckles.
There were a few more pieces in the case that sold like brooches, pins, tie tacks, etc.
Here are the totals so far:
Sold for: $197.63
Some things that I listed last week didn’t sell, so they are re-listed this week.
Last week I sold $488.59 worth of items, so the $165 that I spent at the auction was more than paid back. Plus, there is still more to sell from that auction!