My big sale last week was a set of silver plate flatware, full service for 12 plus a few serving pieces. Pattern is called First Love. I picked it up at a moving sale for $12.50. This is not my first time selling this particular pattern as it was quite popular in the 30s -40s. The first time, I had an incomplete set which I sold together for not that much, so the second incomplete set I parted out. Because it was so popular, I wasn’t able to get real good prices, but I did OK. When I counted out this current set, I found that it was missing one stinking salad fork. I thought that I sold everything from the last set, but, when I looked at my eBay inventory, I found that I had one remaining listing for seven First Love salad forks. Now it is a listing for six salad forks, and this COMPLETE service for 12 sold in a day through the GSP to someone in Toronto for $132.
Couroc serving trays are quite popular, and I wasn’t surprised to see this one go for $30. Since it was a hard plastic, I packed it in bubblewrap and placed it in a box. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough for the trip back to CA (where it was originally manufactured). Oh well, sometimes things that look nonbreakable aren’t. I bought it with my big haul of artwork earlier this year for less than $1.