Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gainesville Consignment Studio The Good The Old The Ugly

Accepting consignment items both large and small. Delicate tea cups to RVs... this short video shows some of the items we have sold for our clients.   marketing locally, regionally, nationally and international.  We cover it all.  Pick ups available or drop offs by appointment only at  our studio in the historic downtown area of Newberry directly on SR 26    please visit us at or call at 352-359-5597. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Top 3 Selling Antique/Vintage Kitchen  Hand Tools 

Recently I was given a box of vintage to antique kitchen tools.  I thought I would share what I found to be the top 3 higher selling items.  Now this will stay in the hand tool category not including the larger coffee grinders, we all know they can get very pricey.  These are your more commonly found everyday hand tools that you could easily find at any Estate Sale or yard sale.. Seasoned resellers know but if you are starting or adding to a collection or new to reselling -keep your eyes open a $3-$5 purchase could easily turn over a $50-$75 profit. 

1- Food Chopper- a primitive wood handle steel blade food chopper range from $40-$89 confirmed sales..  watch for blade condition as well as the wood handle should appear to be original not a replacement.

2-Knife Sharpening Steel most with the wood handles inspect steel rod for nicks or breaks and watch for names like Rogers Bros, Pike, Winchester & Foster Bros, having confirmed sales ranging from $20-$50.

3- Egg Beater  every kitchen had one, from a basic metal whisk to a fancy automated gear driven for the rare PD & Co all cast iron coil wire whisk from late 1800s you may pay more for this rare gem but with confirmed sales of $331-$500,  I would not argue..         even your more common vintage egg beaters sell for $20-$40.. it is all about condition. 

so when on your next hunting expedition take another look at those rusty old kitchen tools.   Turning a $3-5 purchase into $40-$90 is a smart investment.