My Weekly Score: Crazy Daisy Dishes

Corelle’s Corning Ware is usually nothing worth shaking a stick at. (That’s a strange expression, isn’t it?) However, we recently had a very nice sale of a group of dishes in the “Crazy Daisy” pattern.

The pattern also goes by “Spring Blossom” and just features a basic white background and green flowers along the edges.

If you ever see this pattern in a thrift store, pick it up! We had 81 pieces in our lot and listed it as a single group. Corelle is pretty sturdy, and there was no major damage to any of the pieces.

This group sold fairly quickly at $120.00. We paid less than $10 for it all! The buyer also paid for shipping, so that was a huge plus as well.

While there’s no guarantee that this pattern will always sell well (that depends on A LOT of factors), we think it’s definitely worthy of picking it up to try listing it.

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My Weekly Score: Irving Books

Things have been a little crazy around here lately, so I’m sorry for the gaps in our regular posting. I’m trying to stay on top of it, but I have to make sure I put the eBay store first. That’s the money maker after all. 😉

Also, to all my blogging friends: I’m not ignoring you! I haven’t been able to get into my blog e-mail for a few weeks. For some reason it just won’t let me log in. As soon as it’s up, though, rest assured I’ll make the rounds. I might just be a tad behind for a while, though.

But anyway, I promised two My Weekly Score posts this week, and here’s the first one. This is all about a set of books we sold by Washington Irving.

There are eight of them total, and they all seem to be from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The titles included The Alhambra, Conquest of Granada, Conquest of Spain, Spanish Voyages; Tales of a Traveller, Bracebridge Hall, Abbotsford, Wolfert’s Roost; The Life and Voyages of Columbus; Life of Washington I-II; Life of Washington III-IV; Astoria, Capt. Bonneville, Salmagundi; Mahomet, Goldsmith, Moorish Chronicles; Sketch Book, Crayon Papers, Knickerbocker, Tour of the Prairies

The books did have some damage, which you can see in the pictures, but nothing that made them unreadable. We picked these up for just a few dollars and sold them for…

…$70! Not bad. 😀

Have you had any luck buying, selling, or collecting vintage books?

My Weekly Score: Wallace Silverplate Compote

Wallace is a really great name in silverplate, so if the price is right, I’d suggest always picking up a piece if you see one!

The above is a silverplate compote from Wallace. Traditionally used to serve compote the dessert, it can also be used as a centerpiece of just another bowl to put fruit or even salad in.

This is indeed silverplate, with no dents or dings. It definitely needed a good polish, but I always leave that up to the buyer, as some people like the tarnished look.

But it had a sticker! And stickers always good.

We bought this in a lot with other pieces of silver. We probably only ended up paying a couple of dollars for each piece – max – and sold it for $41.99. Whooo!

Do you like Wallace silver, or do you prefer another brand name?

My Weekly Score: Tiffany Style Butterfly Lamps

Tiffany lamps sell for a lot of money. But so do lamps that are just done in their likeness. Enter the beautiful stained glass butterfly themed lamp below:

This was in perfect condition – no chips, no cracks, no damage to speak of. It was a nice electrical table lamp that still worked. It’d be perfect for just about any room in the house – living room, bedroom, office.

We picked up this lamp for $61.60 and turned it around for $160. Not bad!

With lamps like this, it’s so important to make sure you take the extra time and effort to pack it up really well. They’re so fragile and the post office is so rough on boxes that you need to be extra careful.

Have you come across any good lamps lately?

My Weekly Score: Murano Marlin

Murano is an island off the coast of Italy, but it’s also a type of glass that is made through a different and more complex process than most other glass. Because of this, it’s highly collectible and sought after.

We came across the above piece of Murano at an auction and paid $9 for it. It’s in the shape of a swordfish. The colors are cobalt blue, yellow, and clear. It’s a fairly large piece, standing at 14” tall.

It had one flaw – that the tip of the tail on the fish had broken off. It could be sanded down and maybe even slightly reshaped if someone had the time and tools to invest in it.

Despite the obvious damage, this ended up inciting a mini-bidding war. It sold for $43.99 and although Murano can go for much more than that, it was still a great sale. There are a lot of factors that must be considered when buying or selling Murano – something I hope we can get into at a later date here on the blog.

Have you come across any Murano before? Would you like a swordfish statue, or do you prefer a different kind of animal?

My Weekly Score: Sandwich Glass Tumblers

I hope you’re not tired of seeing sandwich glass just yet! This is the second MWS post I’ve done on this type of glassware and as it’s a great seller, I doubt that it’s going to go away any time soon. (Check out the post I wrote about the cereal bowls.)

We were lucky enough to have 12 of these glasses. We split them up into groups of four and sold three lots of them one right after the other. (Have I mentioned yet that sandwich glass is a great seller?)

I put each set up for $24.99 and each one ended up in an all-out bidding war. It wasn’t quite as grand as the cereal bowls that made it up to $80+, but it was nice to see anyway!

We ended up getting $30, $40, and $41 for each set, for a total of $111. That’s almost $10 a glass! Seeing as we paid around $5 for each piece, we just about doubled our money on this score. Sweet!

The last set of glasses had flaws, but they ended up selling anyway. I love when that happens!

My Weekly Score: Sandwich Glass Cereal Bowls

We got a whole bunch of Anchor Hocking glassware in a few weeks ago, nearly all of it being sandwich glass. (Sandwich is the pattern, but it’s referred to collectively as sandwich glass). Among a wide array of bowls, plates, cups, and specialty pieces, we had these four cereal bowls:

As you can see, we decided to split these up into two lots of two each. It was a good thing we did!

There was an all out bidding war on the first set we put up. It ended at $88.94. We were much less successful with the second pair, but still netted $26.00. That’s a total of $114.94. For four bowls.

We paid over $900 for the entire set, and have over 150 pieces. That means we paid roughly $5 per piece of sandwich glass. For these four bowls, we got about $28 per piece. That works for me.

Next week I’ll bring you another sandwich glass score!