Interesting Items

WWI 1917 Regiment of Midshipmen Navy Naval Academy Annapolis MD Greeting Card

Submitted by Mike on August 1, 2018
Sale Price
$50.00
Ephemera from 100 years ago like this is hard to find if you're looking for it as so many people threw it away before it got to be old. The truth is that not many people are actually looking for stuff like this - it sat on my shelf for many months so I'm glad it finally went to a good home.

WWII Era Tramp Folk Art Cast Iron Scotty Dog House

Submitted by Mike on July 30, 2018
Sale Price
$30.00
I'll tell you that a lot of the things we post for sale on eBay never ever sell and we never make a dime for that lost work. Some items are so hard to pigeon-hole with words and get lost among the billions of other items for sale. In any case, I thought this cute old piece had potential; the maker had her name and date of 1942 on it so I gave it a shot in the dark and while $30 isn't a huge sale, sometimes it's more about finding something a new home.

Antique Chinese Bronzed Cast Iron Wise Man Figure Statue

Submitted by Mike on July 30, 2018
Sale Price
$225.00
Another old Chinese piece on it's way back to where it was made. This piece wasn't particularly special in my opinion but several people drove the price up in a bidding war. Now that China is a booming economy, we're seeing a trend of citizens buying back their treasures from years ago. I just wish we could find a way to send them their stink bugs back :)

25p Lot Patrick O'Brian W. W. Norton Alexander Kent Books

Submitted by Mike on July 22, 2018
Sale Price
$50.00
People ask us all the time if we take books and the answer is usually 'No' unless they are very old or deal with specialty topics. Like many items, books are expensive new but have hardly any value second hand. We have a small library in our store of old and eclectic works but people sometimes tell us we're crazy selling them for $5 when most thrift stores sell books for twenty five cents! Sometimes we'll find a collection from a given author and using 'media' mail we can post them online with an affordable shipping price but for the most part, books can be donated to whomever will take them.