Good things Steven and Sharyn. Sorry to listen to it’s been sluggish for you. I’ve been busy recently, however low quantity in comparison with you two, in fact. My gross sales are at all times good within the first a number of months of the 12 months, persistently.
Sharyn I’m nonetheless jealous of your whisky pitcher rating 🙂 – it’s nice to see them promote so effectively.
I’m slowly however absolutely making my solution to the current with my what bought posts, with the next gross sales from late final fall.
I had a burst of exercise with my postcards. Right here’s an instance of a great strong army kind that sells effectively, an actual photograph postcard from about 1914 of the USS New Jersey BB-16. (It’s not the WWII battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 that that could be a museum in Camden.) That is one in every of a collection of the closely armored so-called Nice White Fleet ships (because of the white paint total together with the hull) that circumnavigated the globe in 1909, demonstrating American army energy, even if the most important ships have been already technologically out of date on the time. The commissioning of those ships on the flip of the century marked the US Navy’s lengthy overdue transition from wooden-hulled crusing ships, fairly just a few years after early business steamships started revolutionizing world commerce within the 1850s and the ironclad warships appeared through the Civil Battle. It’s an enchanting period – the US was being dragged kicking and screaming into being a world energy. (OK, sure I’m a historical past nerd.) This card bought for $8.89 plus .55 for delivery and I had a greenback in it.
Right here’s an instance of the colour “linen” postcards that got here into broad utilization within the Thirties, so named for the textured cross-hatching on the entrance. Linen playing cards usually are not as standard as we speak because the black and white actual photograph postcards from the 1890-1915 interval. This card dates from WWII and depicts a US bomber and transport plane (considerably generically – probably because of safety concerns) and bought for $5.95 plus .55. It was pennies in a big lot.
I’ve additionally dabbled in stereoviews. I’m discovering it to be a really sluggish class total, however there are occasional gems that flip up resembling this fascinating 1882 road view of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, by Charles Bierstadt. Although the cardboard is undated, there have been few sufficient main photographers of the day touring the nation creating stereoviews that the truth that Bierstadt was in Des Moines taking photos in 1882 was a matter of curiosity within the native newspaper and so is thought to today. (No Hy-Vee in sight, Steven.) It bought rapidly for $64 plus First Class Package deal delivery and was a couple of greenback in a whole lot of playing cards, the remainder of which haven’t bought though listed at a lot decrease costs. (Apparently there may be little curiosity within the Russo Japanese Battle. Lengthy tail!)
When the $1 Sacagawea cash got here out in 2000, they have been closely marketed and hyped. There was a substantial amount of extremely publicized drama concerned within the design and manufacturing to not point out a handful of notorious error cash that made it out of the mint. However most individuals didn’t use them in any respect. Anybody who was went down the financial institution, acquired a pair rolls, and promptly put them away in a dresser drawer. That’s what my spouse and I did and we nonetheless had them. They gave the impression to be price extra in a sealed roll in order that’s the best way I’ve been promoting ours. This roll bought for $55 with free delivery.
I’m undecided the place this plastic toy soldier tank got here from however I’ve had it for some time and was most likely out of a big public sale lot or one thing. Attributable to my discovery of the worth of the Airfix tanks and automobiles that I’ve beforehand mentioned right here, I put a whole lot of effort into figuring out it. It turned out to be a Okay-R Payton tank that was utilized by Lionel trains in a army flat automotive set. It bought for $29 plus delivery.
This might be a considerably typical Center Japanese copper repousse tray besides that the Crucifixion of Jesus is the subject material. After all there are Christians within the Center East, however not many and so they usually maintain a low profile, relying on the nation, within the pursuits of their private security and financial survival. It was $2 at a Goodwill and bought for $50 plus delivery.