Thursday, October 30, 2008

I know this isn't a political blog...

... but I feel the need to interrupt your regularly scheduled vintage love fest with this:

Will and I will be voting for Barack Obama on Tuesday - here's hoping you will too! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bill Harding, CEO of Bonanzle on the AuctionWally Show Tonight 9pm EST

Tonight is a big show - we are lucky enough to have as our guest Bill Harding, the CEO of! If you haven't heard of Bonanzle, it is an up and coming new site for people to sell their wares on that is growing by leaps and bounds every day! If you are looking for another venue for your vintage, it is definitely a good option - be sure to tune in at 9pm Eastern!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Vintage dolls up for adoption!

Vintage Bunny Costume Pose Doll

This week on eBay, Vintage Goodness is all about the dolls - in fact, I have been feeling very much like I am running my very own vintage doll adoption center! I've had a blast getting them listed, so I just had to come over and show you all a few...

You might remember these beauties from my Hocking Hills post:

Bradley Southern Belle Doll

Brechner Boudoir Doll

Last weekend I stumbled across a nice collection of vintage Joan Walsh Anglund Pocket Dolls - it was love at first sight! Here is a bit about Ms. Anglund that I found on the Loganberry Books website:

"Joan Walsh Anglund became successful with her first book, A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, in 1958. She's been making books featuring these same round-faced mouthless characters ever since, and her popularity continues to grow. There's something ineffably sweet about her creations, which are based in large part on people and places in her own life-- particularly on her children Joy and Todd."

Apparently her characters have spawned an entire line of products - dolls, figurines, etc. etc.

Here are just a few of her dolls that I have up at auction right now:

Girl With Flower - Joan Walsh Anglund Pocket Doll - 1977

Asian Girl Joan Walsh Anglund Pocket Doll - 1981

Yellow Dress Girl Joan Walsh Anglund Pocket Doll - 1977

I was lucky enough to find a few of her books on the same day I found the dolls, but at a different sale, along with a vintage basket purse that looks to be handpainted with an Anglund character design on its lid. Isn't it funny how that happens?

Joan Walsh Anglund Basket Purse

This next guy is something I wouldn't normally be drawn to - a clown doll. But for some reason I really like the style of this one!

Vintage Red Clown Doll

Here's another Bradley doll named Ginger, who still has her original tag!

Vintage Bradley "Ginger" Doll

The last one I have to share (but not the last doll I have up, click here to see them all!) is the amazing Bride doll I found, her dress is made of safety pins, beads and lace - really unique!

Vintage Safety Pin Dress Bride Doll

Before I go, I had also better show you a couple of the amazing Schmid Bros. ceramic bells that I listed this week... I believe I found a complete collection of their International Girls series, there are well over a dozen different countries represented, and they are really pretty!

Japanese Girl Schmid Bros. Bell - Made in Japan

Dutch Girl Schmid Bros. Bell - Made in Japan

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Surviving the New eBay - Tips for Vintage Sellers

I just posted a new article over on The Vintage List blog - if you sell vintage on eBay, click on over and check it out!

Update - Not long after I posted this, Gary Hendrickson over at The Auction Rebel blog (which I forgot to include on my list of blogs to watch, but it should definitely be on there!) posted a great article titled Despite All The Changes eBay Is Still The Place For Antiques And Collectibles - it's a must read!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Halloween Queen Interview

Last week on the show we were going to interview Pamela Apkarian-Russell, aka The Halloween Queen. But, we had some technical difficulties, so Walt ended up doing a recorded interview with her instead... It's posted now, and it's a good one - click on over to check it out!

Daryle Lambert on the AuctionWally Show - Tonight at 9pm EST

Tonight we are having a very special guest on the show - antiques expert Daryle Lambert from Click here to listen, it's one you don't want to miss!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Look what I got for a dollar!

I went to a small estate sale last weekend, at first glance I thought I would be leaving empty handed - until I saw this awesome pole lamp! It has amber glass globes and wood accents and works perfectly! You can actually turn it on three ways - all three lit, the bottom one only lit, or the top two only lit.

Did I mention it was a dollar?

Here is the whole thing, ceiling to floor - excuse my messy office:

It has since found a new home in our living room upstairs, Will actually rearranged up there to make a little corner nook with a chair, a little bookshelf/table, and the lamp - which he keeps calling HIS lamp, for some reason. He's obviously confused. ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Did I mention listing your blog is FREE now on The Vintage List directory?

It's really free, I swear. If you have a vintage focused blog, all you have to do is put this button...

... on your blog's sidebar, link it to, then head on over and submit your listing for the Blog category. I'll check that your reciprocal link is good and that your blog has a vintage focus, then I'll approve your listing!

Did I mention it was free?

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Halloween Queen on the AuctionWally Show 9pm EST

Tonight on the show we are having a very special guest - a very interesting woman named Pamela Apkarian-Russell, aka the Halloween Queen!

She has published more than 10 books on Halloween tradition and collectibles. She also runs Castle Halloween Museum and Shop.

So be sure to tune in at 9pm EST - it's going to be a great show!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Musical Interlude - Jim Bianco - Yes, again....

You may remember my last musical interlude post of a Jim Bianco video... Well, I am still crushin on him pretty hard. Much to my delight, I got a newsletter today letting us fans know that he is performing on the Late Late Late Late (ok, one too many Lates there, maybe) Show with Craig Ferguson Tuesday night. His song "I Got A Thing For You" is the one he will be performing, and it's a good one! Here's the video, be warned - it's a little on the racy side! ;)

$5 Sale + New Stuff on Etsy!

My big 99 cent auction sale on eBay is over, but my $5 Etsy sale is just getting started!

I have moved a grand total of 36 items into the 5 Dollar Sale section - a little bit of everything is in there! If there is something you want be sure to grab it now, there is a good chance that it will be gone at the end of the month when the sale is over...

I've added some new stuff lately too:

Vintage Halloween Witch Marionette Puppet

Aqua & White Leaves Swanky Swig Set

Vintage Ceramic Mushroom Platter + Salt & Pepper Shakers Set

I'm slowly working on my huge backlog of ephemera also...

Sheet Music Lots - #1 - #2 - #3

Cabinet Photo Lots - #1 - #2

My 2nd Etsy shop has some new stuff too...

Vintage Delphos Rocking Horse

Jack & Jill Magazines

Hula Girl Rotating Music Box

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Big change to The Vintage List shop directory - Lifetime Memberships!

Hi everyone! I made a fairly drastic change to the pricing on The Vintage List online shop directory this week - I am switching to a one payment for a lifetime membership system, instead of the way it used to be where you had to renew every three months. Here is the new price structure:

Vintage and Handmade With Vintage shops:

Regular Listing: $25 for a lifetime membership, paid via PayPal - one URL listing into 2 categories

Featured Listing: $60 for a lifetime membership, paid via PayPal - one URL listing into 2 categories, placement at the top of the category page

Vintage Blogs

Free if you provide a reciprocal link!

Banner Advertising

Another option for advertising your business on the List is to purchase a banner ad. Banners appear on the side bar of each page on the site - talk about maximum exposure!

Two Options for Banner Advertising:

140x140 pixels size: $25 for 1 month, paid via PayPal

140x280 pixels size: $40 for 1 month, paid via PayPal

The holidays are coming, if you are looking to advertise your shop click on over and get all the details!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I found some vintage roller skates - and I'm still in one piece!

A couple of weeks ago I found a box full of vintage roller skates at a sale, and I just had to bring them home! Only 2 pairs were worth saving, unfortunately...

I lived on my skates when I was a kid - either skating at the neighborhood roller rink (remember couples skate?), around my grandparents' basement, or up the street from their house for ice cream... It's been YEARS since I put on a pair though, and I probably wouldn't have even tried these awesome Roller Derby skates on, but I needed to determine the size.

I pulled them on and, of course, they fit like a glove. Why is it always like that? I was all ready to list them, and the next thing you know Will is pulling me down the hill of our driveway so I could skate around the cul-de-sac. It took me a few minutes to get the feel of them, but eventually I felt comfortable enough to head up the street and try to pick up some speed.

On my way back I saw Will coming out the door with his old skateboard in his hands. The race was on - I was woefully disadvantaged of course, he did circles around me... But it was so much fun! And neither of us fell and hurt ourselves, which is a bonus.

So, the skates are still here, not listed. I think I will put them on a few more times before I decide if I want to list them or not... The other pair I saved is up for auction now though (they are too small for me!):

They are 1970's Nash Cruisers tennis shoe style skates - a Women's size 6, in case you are interested. Here's a helpful link if you need to find a roller rink near you. ;)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New video from AuctionWally & WorthPoint!

In a few days Walt is going to be doing a fun country auction out near where he lives, and WorthPoint stopped by to make a short video for the event!