April was a busy month for the Antiques and Collectibles categories on eBay. Highlighted below are examples from the hundreds of thousands of sold items for the month. As always, we’ve included a mix of results from both Fixed Price and Auction-style listings (bidding activity for these examples was especially robust!)
One listing of special interest : The set of 120 Kodachrome slides from a family in Santa Barbara CA in the late 1940′s. I included them here to show the high demand by collectors for slides and photos of everyday life from the 20th century. I believe these generated high interest due to the quality of the composition as well as the content, which provided a wonderful window into the life of one family right after WWII. Keep an eye out for similar examples in your treasure hunting.
All items are vetted for positive sale (item paid for, delivered and not returned). This is the reason why it takes until mid month to post the previous month’s list, by the way.
19th Century Navajo Classic 3rd Phase Chiefs Blanket
Sold for $7,600.00 (8 Bids)
RARE McCOY GREEN BAREHEADED COOKIE BOY COOKIE JAR
Sold for $7,211.00 (23 Bids)
RARE WESTERN UNION TICKER TAPE MACHINE WITH DOME
Sold for $8,225.00 (34 Bids)
C1800 WEDGWOOD ROSSO ANTICO EGYPTIAN TEAPOT
Sold for $1,827.00 (26 Bids)
Heavy Art Glass Flower Blue White Vintage Paper Weight
Sold for $22,300.00 (32 Bids)
Set of 120 1940s California FAMILY SLIDES, Kodachrome!
Sold for $329.00 (19 Bids)
Tiffany Studios New York #904 tea Screen
Sold for $2,121.21 (15 Bids)
Antique Caucasian Shirvan Wool Kazak Carpet
Sold for $2,707.77 (31 bids)
1915 LARSON-BRUNO Artist Mandola
Sold for $3,176.00 (12 Bids)
Antique Tiffany Lamp with Tulip Shaped Art Glass Shades
Sold for $12,260.00 (10 Bids)
Japanese folding screen BYOBU Ganku TIGER
Sold for $4,630.00 (34 bids)
Antique Bronze Elephant by Franz Bergman
Sold for $3,250.00 (22 Bids)
If you find a good candidate for inclusion in the monthly Top Collectible, Antiques & Art Listing secion, send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next month’s list, happy hunting!