Gertrude Abercrombie People frequently ask me, “What do you buy?” I have favorites, but I will buy whatever appeals to me and that I can resell for a higher price. From 19th century English porcelain to a Hardy Boys board game from 1978. From a certain perspective, we find all
Vintage Christmas Trends
Vintage Christmas Trends We’re seeing awesome vintage Christmas trends. Mid-century holiday is still going strong. Popular decorating items for the season are from all eras but particularly the 1950’s through the 1970’s. On to the Vintage Garage Holiday trends- here we go– Vintage Holiday Gift Boxes The vintage graphics make these
Millennials DO love vintage more than anyone
In the past few years, there had been an increase of articles having to do with no one cares about their parents or grandparents possessions. Used items, hand-me-downs, vintage & antiques. This with Millennials love that big Scandinavian store that starts with an I. Millennials love vintage at Vintage Garage
Christmas in Chicago
No Chicago Christmas would be complete! It’s not Christmas without hitting these great holiday events! Chicago is lively and colorful. I can think of no better place to spend it. Here are some of the classic don’t miss Christmas Christmas events and make it to the bottom with the latest and
Were Jarts That Bad?
Memories of Memorial Days past and future Fourth of Julys. Sparklers, barbeque, family and backyards. The games were classic: Badminton, Croquet, Horseshoes, Bocci ball and…. Jarts! My brother reminded me over the holiday weekend. Remember no cable or cell phones? Hell, this was probably just pre-Atari; we had to be bored.
How Antique Values are Determined
Antique Values How much is this worth? This question is often asked, then answered. Antique values and vintage values can vary greatly. Items don’t generally have set prices. You can’t order them from a catalog where there’s a choice of different size or color. You can’t purchase them in
What’s The Least You Need To Sell Vintage?
This is a series of posts about the business of vintage. I took a survey of 250 vintage dealers and in this series; I’m starting with the top 10 most shared issues. If you’d like to get a notice when the new post is up, sign up below. Check out
Looks Like We’ll See You in August!
Hi ! It’s been a LOOOOOONG 2020 so far. I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. Jim, me and the kids has been hunkered down like everyone else since the first week in March. Even at that point, I thought there’d be NO WAY we wouldn’t have
3 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE I Became a Vintage Seller
When I started selling vintage in 1999, I had no idea what i was doing. Selling online was new and I was learning as I went. Here are 3 things I wish I’d figured out sooner. 1. Storage and vehicles get small fast In 2000 we bought a Subaru Forrester,
Collecting Vintage Christmas Postcards
Vintage Christmas Postcards Christmas postcards is one of the largest segments of postcard collecting. From the turn of the century to the 1960’s postcards were traded and collected. Now that the holidays are around the corner, It’s my favorite time of year to get these out and use them in