I’m pretty excited about this weeks edition of Tuesday’s Treasures. I found a few things that I will be holding for the holiday season. Last year, I purchased an auction lot of vintage Fisher Price and Playskool toys and I was just blown away how well they sold at my booth at the Port City Co-op. I’ve been on the hunt all year hoping to find a lot more, with no real luck until this past weekend. I also found some Pyrex, which I rarely find at yard sales anymore. Let’s get started.
Hubby stopped at a yard sale on Friday and picked up this little beauty for $12. This Pyrex pattern is called Pink Daisy and it is a split casserole with a split lid. Though this pattern was introduced in 1956, this style casserole was not released until 1958. This one looks brand new. I feel I can get between $20-$22 for it in one of our booths.
On my lunch hour, I found this Pyrex promotional piece. It’s a 1-1/2 quart promotional casserole that never had an official name, but is now called Mod Kitchen. It was released in 1958. It was released with a serving cradle and sold for $3.95, back in the day. Since it is a little bit on the rare side, I should be able to get $25-$28 for it. I paid $7.50.
At this same sale I found an awesome pink Hall Pottery casserole in a basket weave pattern. The 22K gold trim is in very good condition. I paid $7.50 and hope to get between $20-$25 for it.
This adorable Playskool Postal Station is not marked, so I have no idea how old it actually is. It’s in pretty good shape, with light wear along the edges. I paid $5 and feel it is worth between $10-$12.
This Tupperware shape sorter is a classic. I sold one this past Christmas for $5 as it was missing one of the shapes. I feel I can get $7 for this one since it is complete. I paid $2.
This little Fisher-Price pony from 1976 will look fabulous once I clean him up. Prices on eBay are all over the place starting at $20 and being sold up to $65. I feel I’ll be able to get between $20-$25 for mine.
This same sale also had boxes of children’s books. I decided to just focus on the Little Golden Books so as not to get overwhelmed with the choices and to try and stay on some sort of budget. I picked out 16 of the best looking books that had no children’s names written on the inside cover. There are a few from the 1950s, but most are from the 1960s and 1970s. I paid $1.50 each. In fact, it was the only thing I negotiated in price at this sale since I wasn’t really sure what I could actually get for them. I’ll be pricing them from about $3-$8 each.
This vintage tinker toys set is probably from the 1970s and seems pretty complete, even though the top of the canister is missing. I still need to go through them and check condition and such. I paid $5 and hope to get between $10-$12 for them.
I haven’t done much thrift store shopping lately as our stores seem to be lacking in quality donations this year. Many people are trying to sell their own treasures outright at estate sales, on eBay and on Craig’s List with fewer quality donations making it into thrift stores. We decided to stop at the Goodwill after lunch on Saturday and was pleasantly surprised. Here are just a few of the things we found (I might share more next week).
This set of Corelle holiday dishes is called Winter Holly and has never been used, but may have been displayed in a flea market or something because the dishes and cups are a little dirty. Once I get those cleaned up, I think I should be able to get from between $20-$25 for this set. I paid $10.
I have no idea if there is a market for the Galloping Gourmet Collection by Graham Kerr, but I couldn’t resist this frying pan and dutch oven that have never been used. Their vibrant colors fit right in with today’s kitchens, in my opinion. The frying pan even has a detachable handle. I could find nothing on eBay to help with their value. I paid $5 each and will probably ask between $12 – $16 each.
Once we left the thrift store we decided to head up to one of our favorite indoor flea markets where I found this set of Tinker Toys in their original box. I wasn’t going to buy them except that they were having a 30% off sale in that booth, so I figured, what the heck. I paid $14 and hope to get $25 for them in my booth.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Tuesday’s Treasures. Until next time…happy junkin’.