5/24/14 Yard Sale Picks

This morning was calling for possible showers luckily none ever came. So it was a full day of estate sale hunting and yard sale bargain searching! We started the day off around 7am and went to North Wales, Pa for a sale that had potential. Well at least that is how it sounded in the craigslist ad. It was more of a retail price yard sale which is a big bummer when you plan your route like I do. Next we drove all the way about 40 minutes to our normal area which is the Main Line of Pa. Very well off area and yard sales every single week. Here we spent our day traveling my planned route from one garage and moving sale to the next. Finished the day off at a Gunning Co. Estate sale which is where they have been filming the reality Tv show. Cameras and crew were gone by the time we got there but I included some pictures of the estate sale for you to see anyway.
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So my finds for today: some stained glass windows and an antique carved wooden bed headboard (I think) dated 1911. Not sure what broken stained glass windows are worth but I figure someone maybe could repair them. Not all the windows are broken but still, very beautiful colored glass and lead glass window art! And the headboard is super super cool. This is so neat I think you could just hang it on the wall for a rustic focal point of a room. It’s very well made with heavy wood and iron support plates. Also features a Cross in the center on the front amist all the ornate carvings and the date of 1911. Really makes you wonder who this was for and where it came from. Take a look at my yard sale picks pics below:)

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5/17/14 Yard Sale Picks

Today was an exciting day! My dad and I arrived to the first estate sale to find a TV film crew there. They were filming for a possible reality Tv show based on estate sale pickers like myself and my dad. I, being camera shy, did not partake but my dad was more than eager to give his two cents. The sale was in a large mansion style home in a very nice area. Lots of Original Walt Disney Cels, Autographed Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Music Memorabilia, Musical Instruments and Original Artwork. Most of the items were out of my price range but my dad and I were able to make a small pile of the lesser priced items to purchase. The estate sale was located at 904 BRUSHTOWN ROAD LOWER GWYNEDD, PA 19002 and is still going on for Monday 5/18. Here are some pictures from the sale, check them out!




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Now to the real fun stuff, these are the items we purchased from the above estate sale for a total of $275. Check out the pictures!
Here is a 4 foot elevator sign, I have a sign wall so I am going to put this on my wall.

These 2 items are actual signs used at Walt Disney World as part of their year 2000 celebration!

Mark McGwire trading card poster with a autographed baseball card included with the COA.

This is something I have always wanted, an antique brass microscope made by Spencer. I love this kind of stuff!

This is a random grouping of item, I realize but this is a good example of the range of items you should look out for a yard and estate sales. There is a rocket ship metal bank, an old snoopy toy, 2 1930’s Pennants, a PO box door and a porcelain container with the original lid.

As far as the steel guitar goes, it was the cheapest and most beat up of any of the instruments for sale but my dad and I decided to take a chance on it because It looks so cool. This item was $75.

5/10/14 Yard Sale Picks

This was a productive weekend of yard sale hunting. Below are my finds for Saturday May 10th. I am always looking for unique and vintage or antique items. The weirder or rarer the better when it comes to finding great items to resell online. Check out my pictures below of what I found going to Yard and Moving sales this week.

This was purchased at a moving sale. It is a hidden bookshelf radio, very neat item!


This is an old Concordia Line Cruise Ship Souvenir Tin.


Hand Signed and #’d Artists Proof Photograph by Bill Coleman. Picture is of 2 young Amish girls.


The following 2 Newspapers are dated 1945, WWII era. Paid $1 each paper.


Here is a small lot of vintage Christmas items. There is a Santa metal bank, 2 unused Santa candles, a glass Christmas Tree ornament topper, a battery op Singing Santa, also a large fabric pillow Santa. Gotta love vintage Christmas stuff in May for cheap!

I purchased this 1950’s Framed Display of Dog Show Ribbons from the same sale as the Concordia Tin, WW2 Newspapers and the Ouija board & animal trinkets you will see below.

1960’s era Ouija board in the original box, fun stuff!

I purchased this box of small vintage animal trinkets and other small items for $5, in this case quantity over quality wins.

5/03/14 Yard Sale Picks

So for this week I purchased a vintage foreign poster which was framed in a broken glass frame. I removed it from the frame and will sell it as is. For $5, a bin of old found glass bottles. Some great colored bottles in there. I also found a few boxes of train items including many vintage Lionel. Also straight off a $1 table a bunch of old NFL Team pencils. Fun Stuff!