I have been selling a few of my things on ebay, but now have decided to sell more. In many cases it is difficult saying goodbye to things I have cherished for so many years – or in some cases decades – but now it is time to part with them and reclaim the space they have occupied in my house.
At present I have several vintage items on auction at my ebay.
There are some “watchers” on some of the items but no outright bids as yet.
One person sent me a private message explaining that she is reluctant to bid on ebay items because of the possibility of getting into a “bidding war” and driving the price up past what she would like to pay.
HAVEN’T THESE PEOPLE EVER HEARD OF BIDNAPPER?? There are other “robot” bidding systems, but I have used Bidnapper for years and with great success. Only ONCE have I failed to win an auction and that was my fault.
One can set the absolute maximum one is willing to pay for an item and forget about the auction until after it ends. Bidnapper will notify you if there is an active bid for a higher amount – ignore it because you don’t want to spend more. After the end of the auction, bidnapper will notify your that you have won (or not) and you can go to ebay and complete the transaction. It is so EASY, it is something a child can do.
Anyway, I am ready to add this pretty set of SUNBEAM ART DECO Coffee and Tea servers with their own “stoves” (what manufacturers called hot plates specifically made for appliances in the ’30s), cream and sugar and tray. This design is so evocative of that era that I would not be surprised to see Hercule Poirot pouring a “tisane” from one of these pots.
The next photo with the “stoves” in front. They heat up rapidly.
Close up of the cream and sugar.
Close ups of one of the stoves top and bottom:
Close ups of the coffee and tea carafes: They have some surface scratches – not surprising since they are about 80 years old!
I have not attempted to polish them but have been assured some careful applications of Semichrome – and some elbow grease will do wonders.