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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:21 PM

Hot this week.

Everything and anything Christmas. Dealers have it covered with way more than anyone can buy.

Industrial, lights and other fixtures from early 20th century factories and such. Lots of hardcover books.

Furniture, big and small tables with a few chest and desk.

Seems a little slow on week days with big week ends. A look back at last year sales and it's about even.


Dealers are saying auction prices have gone up in the last few weeks.

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safeinOhio Dec 2012 OP
Vinca Dec 2012 #1
democraticinsurgent Dec 2012 #2
Vinca Dec 2012 #3
grasswire Dec 2012 #4
pipoman Dec 2012 #5

Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:05 AM

1. Thanks for the update.

"Smalls," in general, seem hot in the northeast . . . stocking stuffers. I always have good luck with small tables. A dealer once told me if you paint anything make it green and it will sell. She was right. Colonial green. I'm starting to hate that color.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:38 PM

2. Owls

I recently learned that anything owls seems to be interesting. We picked up some cheap little owl figurines and they didn't last a week.

Other than that, vinyl records continue strong, and we have sold two fur coats in the past week. We've sold some Christmas stuff but not a lot. Then again, we don't really have a lot.

We too are seeing exceedingly slow weeks and much stronger weekends. Drives us crazy but as long as it comes in some way or other, we'll take it.

Thanks for keeping this group going!

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Response to democraticinsurgent (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:22 AM

3. That's interesting . . . I just sold an owl the same day I put it in the booth.

I'll have to keep an eye out for more of them.

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Response to democraticinsurgent (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:33 PM

4. the owls are even hotter if they are from the 1960s

This trend has been evident for a few years here in pacific northwest. Big, little, ceramic, macrame, decoupage, all very popular owls.

Beware, though, lots of reproductions are being made of the retro owl items.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:27 AM

5. Christmas is pretty well collected year round,

especially the scarce and rare items..I've had good luck with mid century Christmas lights, liquid filled lights, and early nativities. Some of the Hallmark limited production ornaments have a good year round following. I suspect now is the time to sell the more common Christmas items, non-collectors are decorating their homes while in the Christmas spirit.

I believe prices and bidding have increased dramatically over the past year. My method isn't scientific. I bid with esnipe, for several years my ratio of wins/losses has been about 50/50 or better. Over the last year I have seen that fall to around 30/70 (70% no-wins). It seems items are getting more bidders than previously too. Of coarse the sample is only good on my areas of interest.

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