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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Vintage Decca Records, Fossil Bags & An Automated Snow White Snow Globe”

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I was later than I would have liked getting out there and the first sale was a dud.  I stopped at a second one where everything in the driveway was free, though some regulars had gotten there before me and had already stacked up a big pile.  However there were records on the porch that were 50¢ each.  Even the boxed sets.  I told the guy there were 29 in the two boxes and he said “$10” and even helped me carry them to the car.

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Finally I headed to an elementary school rummage sale that has been great in the past.  They advertised an 8:45 start time, but the place was already swarming at 8:35 and I felt like an idiot.  I should have been there sooner.  But I still found the pink Coach Soho Hobo, the Relic Floral Shopper, three pairs of mens shoes including New Balance, Ugg Ascot Slippers and Birkenstocks, three pairs of women’s shoes including BCBGirls Esther Sandals and some black patent flats, an Automated Snow White Snow Globe by Mr. Christmas that works and a Russ Noah’s Ark baby piggy bank.  All for $20.

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Heading toward another school’s rummage sale that usually wasn’t very good, I had seen signs for what I thought was a regular sale that usually had great stuff.  Sure enough, same house, and I picked up the three pairs of jeans – Miss Me, True Religion and Paige, the two Fossil bags, the beer stein and the red Tahari Valerie flats.  I was a little annoyed that she charged me $42 for all of it and said she gave me a good deal when she wouldn’t deal at all.

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On to the school rummage sale, you could hear crickets.  The only people in there were the people working there.  Granted, it was about an hour after it had started, but they had nothing.  Except the Furreal Friends Baby Cuddles My Giggly Monkey for a dollar.

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Finally I wove my way all the way back across town to one last sale that was packed with people.  It was there that I bought two really nice pairs of boots, my size, for $1 each.

That was it, I headed home.  $75 spent.  Potential $1,175 gain.

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Return to the Rummage Sale: “Yes, I Went Back”

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I said I wouldn’t go… but then I thought about it.  A relaxed Friday morning, fewer people, more time to search. And so I did. And I made two trips to the car.  My first trip consisted of two bags full.  One bag that I brought with me that was overflowing with clothing, so I asked the nice ladies if I could put it on hold.  And they promptly provided me with another shopping bag to continue to fill.  I bought more there that morning than I have in awhile.  The first trip was one bag at $20 and one bag at $15. And my return bag was $8.  Which basically let me know that their posted prices were very subjective.  They didn’t piecemeal out each and every little thing, they just kind of looked through the bag and gave me a number.  Which was great, especially since my German lady wasn’t there.

In clothing I picked up a very fancy Parker Evony Dress, a lovely lace dress, a lacy Loft top and a gray Banana Republic sweater.

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In children’s clothing I found a black Levi’s vest, an OP swimsuit, a floral Gap coat, a Zara Kids brown sweater and Gymboree Cozy Owl Poncho and red heart jeans.

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In jeans I picked up a Citizens for Humanity Skirt, Men’s 7 For All Mankind Jeans and Joe’s Jeans.

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I also concentrated on the shoes.  I found some red Miz Mooz Sandals, some Tod’s flats, some Matisse Maroon Croc Sandals, Steve Madden Trinidad Wedge Sandals, Born Mary Jane Buckle Heels, and Julianelli Brown Boots.Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 12.32.31 PM

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I also found a Lululemon Om Your Heart Out Infinity Scarf and the new DaKine bag.

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Back in toys I picked up a couple of vintage mini puzzles and a Hawaii Wooden Puzzle, along with a Littlest Pet Shop key chain, a Felix the Cat Golf Keychain, a Cowboy Andy doll, a Sad Sam mini stocking, two Kung Recorders from Switzerland, and a Pottery Barn Lamb.

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Finally, during one final swoop I gained the Olympia stoneware mug, the vintage Trim Twist exercise platform and the Waecthersbach red bowl “You Are Special Today.”

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Try to add all of that up… I’m thinking it’s about 34 items for $48.  That’s just under $1.50 each.  Which makes me happy I went back.  Potential gain: $1,075.

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Thursday Night School Rummage Sale: “Vera Bradley Miller Bag, Nordstrom Mugs & Fisher Price Drum Set”

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I actually went and stood in line for the early pre-sale (that charged a $10 entrance fee) and tried to muddle through the many, many people that were hogging space at every table.  I have found quite a lot at this sale in the past when I did not go to the pre-sale which makes me think that maybe they pull more out from all of the boxes under the tables that I tried to look through.  I did find the two Nordstrom Mugs by R. Toledo in the boxes. Not really knowing prices, but recognizing my German lady at the Cashier’s Table from years past, I knew she would give me a great deal.  I did about three loops around, starting with the Vera Bradley Barcelona Miller bag and then filling it with the white Cliffs Sandals, the black Clarks Artisan Vendra Bloom Wedges and the Citizen of Humanity Amber jeans.  Continuing on with my loops, I also picked up the vintage 1979 Fisher Price Drum Set, the Mighty Beanz bag and the Mary Engelbreit Easter plate:

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My German lady with her economical pricing added it up to be $16.  Potential gain of $300.

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Friday Rummage Sale: “Hallmark Angels, Bakugan & He-Man”

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I can only blame packaging up two large orders of stickers in two days that distracted me from the fact that the preview sale to this annual rummage sale was Thursday night, not Friday.  So Friday morning, after packaging the second large sticker order, I checked craigslist, as I usually do, for garage sales, and I realize…. I’m late. Very, very late.  So I head out.  Somewhat sad.  Realizing what I may have missed.

Approaching the parking lot.  It’s full.  Overflowingly full.  But I find a space close to the entrance.  Score one for me.  I enter.  I find the Bakugan tower.  Not terrible. Possibly redeeming.  Also the bag of Animal figures and the bag of princess Pez dispensers.

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But the rest is slow-going.  I’m so flustered, I’m not even sure of my plan of attack.  I knew first was toys. What was next?  Christmas.  Outside.  Nothing.  Sad.  Next?  Boutique.  Where I found the 6 Hallmark Angel Ornaments for $10.  Score again.  But that was it in the Boutique.

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Outside, Inside, there is a lot of nothing.  I consider two Lucky Brand Purses, but pass on their high price tags. Outside I score a Tokidoki backpack that needs some TLC for 50¢. Outside on the other side I find a wad of quality Christmas Fabric for $2.

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Back to toys again, I spot a Golf Teddy Bear that I’m pretty sure I saw in catalogs when I was 12, with a doll stand, for $3.  Also a Mickey Mouse, a vintage Christmas Miss Piggy, and a My Little Pony at $1 each.  Digging deep, I come up with a vintage He-Man action figure at 50¢ and Schleich Knight’s horse that probably won’t be worth anything without the knight.

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I spent a whopping $13.50 with the potential gain of $600.

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2 Stops at the Church Rummage Sale & 2 Garage Sales

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Thursday night was Preview Night at the larger local Catholic Church’s Annual Rummage Sale.  I accidentally stumbled upon a listing for it under Toys on craigslist so I was figuring they forgot to list it under Garage Sales and therefore there would be fewer attendees.  No such luck.  The line was longer than I ever remember it and because it was a hot evening, it was crowded and somewhat unpleasant.  I tried to hurry through, initially finding the Annalee dolls at $2 each, the Small Small World Dolls at $1 each, the Cabbage Patch Kid Carrier at $2, the Halloween cat at $1, the vintage pose doll at $1, the Madame Alexander-kins at $3, the Madame Alexander Cissette for $6, the bags of stickers at 25¢ each and several bags of ornaments at $1 each.  I spent $19.75 that stop.
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The next morning there were two sales and I planned to return to the Rummage Sale for anything I might have missed.  The first sale was a doozy.  Amazing vintage stuff but also highly priced.  The 1975 Mattel Dancerella Ballerina doll I had to ask for her price.  The manager of the sale said $10, I asked $5 and she said she’d do it. The 1985 Playmates Crawling Doll I had a mini copy of as a kid, she was $1.  And a stack of vintage books including Roy Rogers, “Let’s Go to the Fair,” “Socks,” and “I Like Winter” by Lois Lenski at $1 each.

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On to the next sale I picked up the two Disney Magic Talk Royal Garden Playsets for $5 each.

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And then back to the Rummage Sale where I found the Raggedy Andy, the 1972 Meego Dinah-mite Doll and 1974 Ideal Derry Daring Doll each for $1, and the Hallmark Mitford Snowman Ornament Set for $3.

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About $45 spent.  Potential $555 gain.

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “The Vintage Beaded Dress, The Huge Hello Kitty & The Littlest Pet Shop Playsets”

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It’s a pretty poor garage sale day when I take my “haul” photo inside (or it’s raining).  Well, it wasn’t raining.  It was just a beautiful October day on which not many wanted to hold a garage sale.  Or it could have been that I had to drop my daughter at the PSAT first which fouled up the route which I would have otherwise taken.  By the time I made it to my first sale, the big boy scout rummage sale, there were already crowds of people hauling stuff away.  I searched and searched but just wasn’t finding anything.  I even put some stuff back, ready to leave empty handed when I spotted the Monster High Clawdeen Wolf doll.  Then I picked the vintage Ernie and Big Bird cars and the Tech Deck in the package and paid $1 for all of it.

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The next had some things I could have bought, but reined myself in, heading to the next were a there were so many customers once again.  One lady had already piled up some nice things I would have bought.  I spotted some Hallmark ornaments out of the corner of my eye.  Getting closer I saw the price tag, “5 Peanuts ornaments $25.”  Way too rich for my blood.  Everything was priced as it would be online.  I only walked a way with a few dollar items including the Snoopy Leprechaun pin, the candles from Holland and the Cottontale Collection Easter train.

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Finally backwards to the one I probably would have made first, but no matter, I only picked up the tiny Hummel print for a dollar.

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On to another that I hoped would be promising where I found nothing.  And nothing at the next.  And then finally to another Rummage Sale to which I had been before.  There I found the Littlest Pet Shop Playsets, the Pixel Chix houses, the large Hello Kitty, the Hello Kitty Lunchbox, the Care Bears wallet, the Ty Garfield, and the vintage Dynasty Beaded Pink Gown from Hong Kong British Crown Colony.  Total: $15.

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Because of the weak showing, I decided to head back to one I missed.  There I bought the Sil-pin pink rolling pin, the box of vintage figures and the 6 yards of Candy Corn fabric, all for $9.

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Total spent: $29. Potential gain: $500.

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Thursday Church Rummage Sale: “The Carrom Board, The Ornaments & The Train Cars”

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I wasn’t sure why I was so nervous and apprehensive as I drove to this sale.  I suppose I was worried it would open early (which it did) and I would be late (which I was) and most of the good stuff would be gone.  Well, there were a lot of people who already had their massive piles of stuff being watched over by volunteer church members and I was tardy getting outside to the toys because I was going over the indoor tables multiple times because each time I looked, there was something different.  On my first go round for which I checked out because I was hogging most of the check-out table with my holds, I found the two boxes of Commodore ornaments made in Romania at $2 per box, the amazing Carrom game table for $10, the Uglydoll for 10¢, the four High Roof Box Cars in various dessert flavors at $1 each, the 3M Thinking Man’s Golf and Football games at $3 each, the Vintage Monopoly game for 50¢, the small Polly Pocket case full of dolls and clothes for $1.25, the Groovy Girl Seahorse for 25¢, Snoopy’s Harp for 10¢, the How to Train Your Dragon Dragons for 10¢, the Delft Blue Dutch Girl for $1, the Gmundner Keramik Hunter’s Delight Bowl from Austria for $2, the Vintage Lenox Pink Swan for 25¢, the Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Angel for $4, the 1999 Star Wars Y Wing Fighter for $1, and the Fitz & Floyd White Candleholders for $2 each from 1976.   That total was $38.

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Then the next and final go round, I saw the print in the inlaid frame for $7, the still life painting for $5, the Asta Tea Kettle for $5 and the Robeez Booties new in the package for $1.

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$56 spent and a potential $560 to gain.

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Church Rummage Sale Recap: “The Vintage Adidas Tennis Bag, The 32″ Georgene Raggedy Ann & The Vintage Fisher Price Furniture”

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It was the Preview Evening of the legendary local church’s rummage sale and heck yes, I was going to give them ten bucks to get in.  I arrived as the line was moving, just as I had planned.  Prepared with my handy dandy large TJ Maxx vinyl shopping bag, I began filling it with toys.  The Schleich dragons, the Madame Alexander FAO Schwarz doll, the DAM troll, the Fisher Price picnic basket, the Dora Megabloks, the Vintage Fisher Price Little People and Playground, the bag of My Little Ponys and accessories, the vintage nursery planter and then I spotted the Calico Critters house full of furniture and families.  I had to hold the house at the outside cashier.  Heading back in, I headed directly for the back corner boutique where I picked up the Hummel Birthday Serenade from 1952, the WMF beer stein and Schedel beer stein, the Matson perfume bottle, the Russian nesting dolls, and the vintage Lefton Miss Priss Kitty Cat Egg Cup.  Then it was outside to the Christmas corner where I found the Josef Originals Santa and Mrs. Claus spinning music box, the two Lefton girl and boy spinning music boxes, the Mann Santa in a Candy Train music box, the Puppy Love figurine, and the bag of vintage ball ornaments. All spent was $83, because I paid up for the Hummel, but all well worth it. And then I went back the next day…

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And then I went by the next morning, which was free to get in, and found the above, including a vintage IRMI crib mobile for $2, a vintage Addidas Tennis Racquet bag for $2, a vintage Georgene 32″ Raggedy Ann Doll for $6, a vintage Kitchen and Coffee set for 75¢, a Vineyard Vines belt for $1, some Sofia the First figurines for $1 and some little handmade peg dolls and a Baseball glove for $2.

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Garage Sale Saturday Recap: The $1,200 Dollar Day: “The Persol Sunglasses, The Pepsi Disney Glasses & The Dumbledore Wand”

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Because one of our larger neighborhoods that actually consists of several smaller neighborhoods was planning their annual Neighborhood Garage Sales for the Sunday of this past weekend, I looked reluctantly upon those sales listed for Saturday, thinking, eh, they won’t be that great.  Again, the Garage Sale Gods were doing their best to prove me wrong… maybe that’s why I keep thinking reluctantly. So that I’m proven wrong.  But that’s another story.  Just by taking a look at the Haul Photo above, you can tell, I hit it and hit it big.  Let’s see how I did.

First sale was just down the hill from me at this cute little house I’ve always liked.  Turns out, the people are moving, and boy did they have some awesome stuff. I hesitated a bit, worried about the prices, but in the end, the wife made me a deal of $20 for all of the items she had quoted far higher earlier in my perusing.  Which taught me the lesson that, no matter how many times it’s taught to me, I continue to fail to learn: just gather everything you kind of like and worry about the price/s later because more often than not everything will be bundled into one tidy price and those few bits and pieces you/I thought would cost more, end up priced next to nothing when sold with the lot.  I found: Laurel Burch earrings, cloisonne Unicorn Earrings, a thistle rhinestone brooch, cloisonne flower earrings, a silver heart with green stone pendant on a chain, a Metzke silver fairy with glass vase, four Precious Moments figurines, an elf figurine, a Wedgwood Strawberry trinket box in the box, a Lenox Christmas candle, leather Banana Republic pants, Tropical Tommy Bahama pants, White Mountain Boots, Report Boots lace up with fur, the pink leather wallet and a box of Jeujura French lincoln logs.  So, all was $20 and I can’t find a lot of the stuff on ebay (typical).

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Moving on to the next sale, I found the Dumbledore wand, the Collectors Series Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders, the Lego Hero Facory Corrosif Corrodor new in the box, the new pool blue Personal Cooler Lunch bag and a really nice black backpack with a lego Spongebob keychain.  I was thinking $6, she said $10, I said $8, and then she told me the Harry Potter wand was worth $40.  So I gave her $10.  Turns out the wand is worth more than $40.

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Across the street, I found some Gap 1969 Always Skinny Jeans, a pretty Tracy Porter vase, some AWESOME Persol 2607 polarized sunglasses with the case, a set of Shelley Campanula cream and sugar, a stained glass hummingbird window hanging, patent leather Dansko clogs and a Manhattan Toy Parents Bear doll.  I paid $7 for all.  The sunglasses… with the case… are worth a good amount.  And so is that Shelly Campanula stuff…

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Which way to go, I thought to myself.  Backtrack through town or keep heading onward.  Backtrack was the call and a good call it was.  The next street had three sales.  At the first I found the BCBG Cowgirl shoes, the box of Iwako Japanese erasers, the NFL FOX Broncos action figure, a Smurf doll and the four DS games.  All for $5.

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Across the street, I found the Bearington Collection Virginia Teddy Bear with her box, a Jerry Rice jersey, a Steve Young jersey, a new Kathy Van Zeeland gray purse and the Winnie the Booh baby dish set.  All for $7.

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Next door to them I asked about a large basket of Disney Pepsi glasses.  The lady just wanted to get rid of them and said “$3? $2?”  I said, “For all of them?”  She nodded.  Okay.  I handed her two bucks.  There are 13 of them and they sell for $10-$20 each on ebay.  She should have multiplied her $2 by 100:

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All right, where to head next.  Across town where I found the Fisher Price Fire Station, Truck and figure for $2:

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Then a few streets up I found three mugs, each for 50¢.  One, an Otagiri with an eagle, and two Adler RWL London depcting Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick b. 1345.

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Around the corner, another Otagiri mug, this time a Victorian House for 50¢:

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Time to head out to the far side of town, where I couldn’t pass up that antique green doll buggy for $2 and the Starbucks canister for $1:

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On to a Rummage Sale held almost every month but with different stuff every time, I found the awesome light blue thermos with painted flower, the light blue vintage clutch purse, the Barbie Pink Bug Car, and the awesome Lisa Vicky Black boots with turquoise accents.  Can’t find the boots anywhere, but they’re pretty awesome… if you’re a size 5 1/2.

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I headed back to pick up my son from a baseball scrimmage and stopped to find two packages of Current Kids vintage notecards that include a girl and her doll buggy with kitten inside and a boy finding a birds’ nest in a mailbox, by artist Linda K. Powell, 50¢.  The comp is only one package of far fewer cards:

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One before pick-up, a Church Rummage Sale where I found an armload.  A Wild Force Blue Shark Power Ranger Action Figure, a Lord of the Rings Marvel 2002 Eomer Action Figure, an Austrian Christmas Tree Snowglobe that I know I’ve seen the likes of in fancy stores like Gorsuch, the vintage Lucy Rigg Teddy Bear Christmas Wrapping Paper and the two Beyblades, all for $4.50:

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I picked up my son and did a few more drive-bys that turned into drop-bys.  At the first I picked up two Coach purses, the brown for $5 and the white for $7.

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And finally, one last sale where I grabbed the Furreal Friends Panda for $2:

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So how did I do?  How much did I spend? $83.  How much can I likely make?  With just what I’ve been able to find researching?  $1,200.00.  Not a bad day.  And tomorrow is a neighborhood with over 50 homes. Whew! Stay tuned…

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The Big Church Rummage Sale: “The 1968 Barbie Family House, The Our Generation Dolls & The Vintage Greeting Cards”

Church Rummage Sale

One local Catholic Church has this rummage sale every year.  It’s a four day event with a Preview Sale on Thursday evening.  I had never been to the Preview Sale.  But this year, I was going.  I was forking over that $10 to get in.  I was thinking it would be crowded, but probably not that crowded.  Boy, was I wrong.  I pulled up about 10 minutes before opening and the line was probably over a hundred people long already.  I even had to park out in the field because the lot was already full.  No matter, there was room enough for all of us.  Sort of. I pushed and prodded my way around, filling up the large bag I brought rather quickly and realized I’d need to take that load to the car before I was able to continue to  look without bumping into people and displays.  My first load included a Leapster L-Max with games for $4, a Sophie the Giraffe for 50¢, a Danish Sallingboe Lion looking figurine for $1.50, a box of vintage greeting cards for 25¢, a vintage Napco Baby Music Box Planter in the shape of an elephant beating a drum for 75¢, three Our Generation Dolls in great condition for $1 each, two Disney Playmates Aladdin and Jasmine for $1 each, a Barbie Picnic Perfect outfit in the packaging for $1,  a Littlest Pet Shop large compact playset for $2, and a covered vanity dish similar to Stylebuilt or Matson for $2:

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After unloading into my car out in the field, I returned, somewhat exhausted by that time due to the crowds, the heat and the sheer overwhelming amount of stuff through which to sift.  So I focused on the boutique section and found the 1968 Barbie Family House and the 1983 Barbie Bubbling Spa, each for $5.  Because of their size, I was giving in to dinner time, and high-tailed it out of there.

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That doesn’t mean I didn’t return the next day.  Only to find the Demdaco Angel for $2, the Miller High Life Mug for $1 – that had a lizard in it that I promptly brough to safety way out back behind the walkers and the sports equipment… not sure why those go together.  I also found the Holly Hobbie for $1 and another box of vintage cards for 50¢.

Including the $10 entrance fee, I spent $36.  I’m surmising I could probably make in the neighborhood of $300. We’ll see how I do during upcoming “Surprising Recent Ebay Resale” postings….

 

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