The last week or so has been a complete blur of non-stop yard sales, auctions and estate sales. It’s been so busy that I have not made time to take out the Canon 5D I just purchased. Which is really out of character for me. I always make time for photography, especially when there is new equipment involved in the equation!
Let’s get right on it shall we? Let’s take a look at a few the more notable picks I made over the last several days.
Hamilton Pocket Watch
I scored this Hamilton pocket watch at a local antiques auction. It was won along with several other less valuable pocket watches. I believe I paid $40 for the lot and should have no problem selling it for $150 to $200. According to The Pocket Watch Database This watch from the Hamilton Watch Company Of Lancaster PA was released in 1905 along with about 1999 others like it in the same run.
The craftsmanship that went into making this watch is simply breathtaking! Here is a link to the Hamilton Pocket Watch Listing……
HPI Savage Nitro RC Monster Truck
I picked This Lightly Used Vintage HPI Savage 25 From A Local Yard Sale. $20 Was To Good To Pass Up, It Should Sell For Around $200. I would be surprised if someone does not jump on this by weeks end. Hobby Grade RC cars, Especially Vintage RC sell Very Well!
Scarce Vintage Beatles Merchandise
On Facebook’s Marketplace I responded to an add for a rare Beatles book shelf stops and ended up purchasing an entire lot of scarce Beatles Merchandise. Including Bookshelf ends, A Large Sculpture, Cards And Two Full Set Of Signed Pin Back Buttons. I purchased all of this at the seller’s asking price of $125 and expect to make at least $500, possibly more!
Antique Masonic Sword With Scarab
I purchased this Masonic Sword and Scarab From A Vendor At A Local Flee Market. It is the real deal and definitely not a toy! The sword is beautifully engraved and decorated. The etching reveal the history of the Masons dating back to the Knights Templar.
Giant Flexible Wooden Shark Toy
If I had to choose which of my more recent picks was my favorite this Giant Wooden Flexible Shark Toy would certainly be at the top of my list! I’ve never seen anything like it until now! This wood toy is more than 20 inches long. His body from the neck down to his tail is completely articulating and flexible. Very Cool Indeed!
Jupiter 135mm f4 Soviet Era Leica Mount Lens
This jupiter 135mm lens in a Leica mount was a hell of a find and an even better purchase! You rarely come across these Jupiter lenses in the States. In fact a flee market would be the last place on earth I would expect to come across this lens, but I did and I picked it for about $10. This lens wasn’t listed for more than a 5 hours before it sold for my asking price of $55! I probably could have squeezed $75 out of it, though I am completely happy with the sale!
Tastykake Hexagon Cake Box 1914
Antique advertising memorabilia is hot! Especially odd very old pieces like this hexagonal Tastykake box from about 1914! What adds to this box’s value is it’s hexagon shape. Most similar pastry boxes from this era are round, or square. But to be honest, most did not make it! This is a very rare, very valuable piece. If I pushed it I would expect to get $200 or more for it, though I have it listed for much less, just to keep things moving quickly.
That’s it for now! I haven’t run out of merchandise to show you, though I’ve run out of time! So till next time, Peace out!