Mar 05, 2013, 03:01 PM
Best yard sale find ever!
I was wondering what everyone's best finds were! It encourages me to keep looking by reading everyone's posts. Mine was last year. A guy said he had a roll of old coins, they were dime size. He dumped out the roll, 3 were dimes most were half dimes, canandian silver 5 cents and other silver coins from before 1800. There were 60 total, he wanted a $1 each. I paid him and left. Stopped at the LCS and the guy offered $2300 for all. I didn't sell a one. One of the best was a 1800 us half dime. Some key date 5 cent canadian coins and some other nice dated coins. Best find to date!
Mar 05, 2013, 05:29 PM
Mar 05, 2013, 06:25 PM
Mar 06, 2013, 11:31 AM
Voice of Reason?
I think my best find lately is up on Ebay now. A Lundberg paperweight vase. My best find ever was a coin I wrote about before... Paid $250, sold for $15,000 (20 years later).
Mar 06, 2013, 03:06 PM
I would post a few, but I refuse to share my secret money makers.
Never buy anything you have to feed or paint. ---Old Hobo Wisdom---
Mar 06, 2013, 03:09 PM
Originally Posted by Lafitte Deux
Mar 06, 2013, 06:14 PM
Link to this story, please.
Originally Posted by dejapooh
"Internet quotes are often inaccurate."
Mar 06, 2013, 06:33 PM
Found an old Hot Wheels carrier,the one shaped like a wheel with almost never played with Hotwheel cars on the inside,bought it for $5,sold it for $200 to a dealer,also a brand new still in the box "Pee-Wee Herman talking puppet,for $4 and sold it to the same dealer for $150.00,probably could have gotten more for Pee-Wee.
Mar 06, 2013, 06:37 PM
I found hot wheels when I first started going to yard sales. They had red around the wheels and I though someone drew on them with marker. Then I gave them to good will!!! Stupid.
Originally Posted by Produce Guy
Mar 06, 2013, 06:56 PM
I hate to boast without pictures, but about six months ago (before I started following this site), I picked up an original Bulova Accutron model 214 in an 18k case with an 18k band that had a 14k clasp. Didn't try to auction it, but sold the gold piecemeal for a total of $2200. Paid $10 for it. The posts I put this week, though, represent a very good week. I expect to get at least $500 for the Meiji vase (or at least my auction guy thinks so) and another couple of hundred for the jade foo dog. Already sold the letter opener for $50 and the bearing puller for $40. I'm saving the piano Spiedel display for my neice. Spent a total of, gas included $31.
Mar 06, 2013, 07:24 PM
I once paid $10 for a large box of sports cards. I found some game used cards, mostly baseball and sold them all for a bit over $150.
The cream of the crop, however, was an autographed rookie card of Albert Pujols #'d to 300. After a bit of investigating I found out that only 50 of those cards had been signed! eBay auction ended at $565 for that one card.
Paid $10 for box and brought in over $700!
Mar 06, 2013, 09:05 PM
Just started selling a few months ago, so nothing too wild yet. Found an Air Force Issued Cooper A-2 Bomber Jacket at a thrift store for $2, sold it for $130. Other than that, profits in the $5-$50 range are the norm right now. I just picked up a set of 12 matching Anchor Hocking Fire-King milk glass mugs at my local thrift store for about $4, those should get me something.
Mar 07, 2013, 06:04 AM
The wife called me one day a couple years ago & said she was at a yard sale looking at 3 cat pins that were marked 14k. She is afraid of fakes & wanted to know if she should buy them. I asked her how much & she told me $1 each. I sold them a week later for almost $400.
Mar 07, 2013, 08:32 AM
A collection of 19th-20th century paintings, engravings and prints at a moving sale about 4 years ago. There are 62 pieces total and some of them are water damaged (some to the point of being useless). Paid $700.00 Sold one of them, a large tolouse lautrec signed piece, to a co-worker's wife for $4,000.00. I have a 1930's Jane Marny by Dom movie poster (huge 6 foot by 4 foot) in my parlor and several Frank Paton's in my office at work. I'm just sitting on the rest of them at the minute. They are hard to identify, but I know there is some real value in that collection.
Mar 07, 2013, 11:25 AM
Voice of Reason?
OK, The 2 vases have sold...
truefabulous | eBay
I paid $100 for both of them, so I am pretty happy with that result.
By Dihren in forum Garage Sale Finds!
Last Post: Sep 22, 2012, 08:19 PM
By RELICDUDE07 in forum What Is It?
Last Post: Sep 17, 2011, 02:45 PM
By jadewhiskey in forum What Is It?
Last Post: Sep 10, 2011, 10:32 PM
By choo in forum North American Indian Artifacts
Last Post: Sep 04, 2009, 07:14 PM
By ole_grisley in forum Rocks/Gems
Last Post: Jun 27, 2009, 11:30 AM
Search tags for this page
17 best garage finds ever
best garage finds ever
best garage sale find ever
best garage sale finds
best garage sale finds ever
best yard sale find ever
best yard sale finds
best yard sale finds ever
greatest yard sale finds
top yard sale finds
Click on a term to search for related topics.