Well...sadly I haven't had a chance to scour for treasure this week...yet! But I didn't want to NOT have a Thrifty Thursday post..so I thought I would share with you some of my greatest finds.
Now...the items I typically share on my Thrifty Thursday posts are items that I love and have decided to keep and incorporate in to my decor. However...as a rule...I generally try and find at least a few items to 'resell', which offsets the small price paid for the things I keep. And let me tell you...I have found some treasure and made some nice coin!
I wanted to share some with you!
Paid TWO BUCKS for this set! Sold it for $30+. Not bad! I was giddy when I spied it on the shelf.
Next up....a great old book!
The complete works of Edgar Allen Poe. I LOVED the cover of this book! and glady paid the $1.50 for it. I had intended to keep it...and so started to do some research...
and discovered it was somewhat collectible. I decided to part with it and ended up selling it for about $40! I thought a nice little score!
a pencil signed and numbered P Buckley Moss print....for $3.99!!!
Now I love P Buckley Moss in general....but not this particular framed print...so I ended up selling it for just under $40.
But my biggest score to date.......an early Sid Dickens tile....
....I spied it on a bottom shelf at the local Y's Buys store. My hands were shaking because I knew this was a money maker! And when I turned it over and it was marked SEVENTY NINE CENTS...well I was ecstatic!!! Seventy-nine cents. These are great collectible tiles...I love them and would love to have a collection of a few myself, but this one..eh...not very appealing. I want to collect tiles that have meaning...or color even! So I came right home....and put it on ebay...for a Buy It Now of $150 and someone bought it within the first two minutes! Now...I probably ended up shorting myself out of quite the profit, these early tiles go for quite a bit of money, but the way I look at it...I made $149.21 off of it and someone else was absolutely ecstatic to get an early tile for $150 instead of $250-$350! So it was a win-win! I do believe in Karma...so it's all good!
Now granted...these aren't Antiques Roadshow style profits....but it's fun for me! I love finding something that makes quite a few bucks. I'm basically bankrolling my treasure hunts and the occasional skein of yarn thru my junkin' jaunts!
What's the best thing YOU'VE found on your treasure hunts?