Remembering Great Finds of Yesterday

I have found a lot of great stuff to sell on-line.  I found an old post of mine and decided to update it in remembrance of a few of them.  A blast from the past and here is hoping I will find a lot more great things for my customers in the future!  I am making this post not to brag, I know it sounds like that but isn’t meant to, but to show people that there is a way to make a little extra money out there if you do  your homework! God blesses so much and so many people are hurting for money just to have their necessities. I pray that this post helps somebody.  If it only helps one person find a way to make some much needed funds then it has been worth the effort!

This is one of the pipes that was in a whole lot of pipes you will see more below and read a little more about them. 

Pipes

Old Tobacco Pipes

     This is the complete collection of 27 pipes that I bought from a sale.  I really hate to say what I paid for them.  🙂  It seemed like a lot of money at the time but they brought a lot more on ebay.  I did make a mistake when I listed one of them and learned a lot from that mistake because it should have brought a lot more money.  It was a Peterson “Mark Twain” pipe. Only got 100 for it and found out that they can fetch in the neighborhood of 140o.00!  Yes I kicked myself for that one.  But all in all this was a great find worth mentioning.  I made almost 800.00 off of these pipes!  So much fun too and I learned a lot about pipes as I did the research listing them. 

Winston Churchhill History of the English Speaking People
Winston Churchhill History of the English Speaking People 

I bought a van load of books from a lady and this set or two just like it were in the load.  Paid 80.00 for everything!  These two set more than paid for the whole haul.  I made 400 off of them alone.  This business is a wonderful way to get blessed because you never know what you are going to find!  🙂  I still have a lot of books to sell also.  

Vaseline Glass Fenton Epergne

Vaseline Glass Fenton Epergne

This lovely Fenton Vaseline Glass epergne was found at an auction.  It glowed beautifully under the black light.  I tripled my original investment on it.  Just have to mention here that these kinds of finds are the exceptions to the rule.  One does not always find the great deals like this but there are a lot of nice things out there that people decide to sell really cheap because they don’t want it anymore or they inherited it and it just isn’t their thing I guess.  One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure.  

Ornate Green Swag Glass lamp

Ornate Green Swag Glass lamp

 A friend of mine sold me this lovely swag lamp really cheap.  She said, “I know it is worth more than that but I don’t want it and I got it really cheap.” So I got it for 15.00!   It was so beautiful I really considered keeping it but decided to try it out on ebay first.  I listed it for 150 and it sold.  These lovely swag lamps can fetch a pretty penny on ebay sometimes.  This one I believe was worth much more than that but hey I am not complaining!  

Spillman style Carousel Horse

Spillman style Carousel Horse

Here is a good example of one persons trash being another persons treasure for sure!  A lady gave me a bunch of depression glass and this horse was in it.  I thought nothing of the horse really.  I didn’t realize it was valuable at all so I put like 30.00 on it in my shop. Well it did not sell so after a while I decided to do some research on it and list it on ebay.  You won’t believe this!  This item fetched over 300.00!  Yep you are seeing that correctly!  I was floored!  This is an example in my humble opinion of this scripture: 
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your lap. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again.

I pray that the lady who blessed me so will be abundantly. 

Black Lace Beaded gown

Black Lace Beaded gown

 I found this beautiful dress from the early 1950’s at a big sale that I attend twice a year.  Paid about 5 dollars for it if I remember correctly.  This dress brought over 100 dollars on ebay.  There was a tag inside of it that read; Torri White, Miss Ellis County 1953, so it was worn by a lady that won the Miss Ellis County, TX pageant.  🙂  A little piece of history!  

Old Teeter Totter

Found this wonderful little Teeter Totter at a sale on the side of the road.  Paid 10.00 for it and listed it on Ebay Classifieds.  A couple came from Houston and gave me 125.00 for it.  🙂  

Moon and Stars Amberina

Moon and Stars Amberina

     One more item!  There are a lot more but this is the last one I am going to share on this post.  This set I bought all in one place in excellent condition for 30.00!  It is very hard to find this much in one spot much less for such a great deal!
     The salt and pepper shaker was stolen from my little antique store that I used to have.  I prayed for the lady that took it and think I know who it was.  My prayer was for salvation for her and her entire family!  🙂  Never do I pray bad things on people because that is out of line with the Will of God!  Pray in line with His Will and you will always be blessed.
     After all was said and done I made over 160.00 on the rest of the set.  Not bad for the small investment I made in it.

As I sat here thinking about how to deal with someone stealing from you the scriptures below came to mind.  We must always walk in love no matter what the situation.  As I am typing this I am reminded that I truly need to work on this area of my life, especially in my marriage.  God is so good and merciful to me!  His love and mercy endure forever!  All the glory honor and praise belong to  Him and Him alone!

Matthew5::38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go two with him. 42 Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you.”

Matthew 5:43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor  and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don’t they? 47 And if you greet only your relatives, that’s no great thing you’re doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don’t they? 48 So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Shalom! 

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