This week’s treasure find: A vintage Italian Capodimonte porcelain -carousal and musical- lipstick/cigarette holder-In good working condition-selling range from $150-$300.
Note: For X-tra Capodimonte collectibility, watch for the original marks/stamps from the Royal Factory (the factory closed in the early 1800’s).
Every week, I will be writing articles featuring my own personal vintage treasure finds.
Each article will discuss searching , and finding particular vintage treasures to flip online for profit.
You can find these hidden treasures at all types of garage sales (e.g., yard, tag, rummage, church); estate sales, auctions, flea markets, or advertised online for sale.
I’m the owner of an estate sale company, thus, I will also be presenting some items from my future sales. Items currently considered collectible and valuable.
It’s my goal to educate people on what vintage consumer good and household wares can be quite valuable, instead of them ending up at the local landfill.
Unfortunately, most often owners of homes start the clean-out process before we have a chance to view the home’s contents. Items, such as vintage clothing and accessories, paper ephemera (e.g., photos, ticket stubs, posters, pamphlets), stuffed animals, cosmetics and toiletries; and electronics are usually the first to go.
These items are probably worth more than an antique oak dresser, or diamond jewelry!
Although, I conduct estate sales; I still love getting in my car and searching for hidden vintage treasure myself. Like so many of us- I love the thrill of the hunt.
It’s so exciting to win the bid on an item at an auction-an item you paid $5 for, knowing you can flip it for over $200!
Like most collector’s, I have lots of treasure finding stories and want to share them with my readers.
I’ll talk about-Where I found the object, what I paid for it, descriptions, some interesting nostalgic facts and stories behind these items, and what it resold for.
And remember- “Never underestimate the power of a woman who’s on a mission with a newspaper, a map, and a wallet full of small bills on weekend mornings!”