Oldgas.com Home

Home | Help | Events | Books | Pictures | Auctions | Links | Collectors | Parts | Contact

Topic Options
#199817 - Sat Aug 21 2010 10:31 AM My Best Garage Sale Day Ever!
1970mach Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
I have been doing garage sales for quite some time, but today had to be the best. First place I went to they had a very nice Pepsi Porcelain door push @ 15.00. Next garage sale in the same area a large 1881 Mary Wagner painting for $20.00. Then I hit a dry spell.Drove for more than an hour and got nothing. 5 minutes from home I hit a final garage sale. I walked in and my eyes must have been as wide as silver dollars to the seller as I made a beeline to the table of displayed license plates...All S s1940's to early 50's sample plates. I calmly ask the guy how much for the plates. He says well I paid $25.00 for them at a auction 30 some years ago. So if I got a buck a piece...(yes 1 dollar each) I'd be happy. I said well I 'll take them all at that price. He them said. well if your taking them all give me 40 bucks. There is easily a few grand here just in the plates...and for me, this one definately chalks up as my best garage sale day ever.


Attachments
DSC_8320.JPG




Edited by 1970mach (Sat Aug 21 2010 10:32 AM)
_________________________
Colin Latreille
Always looking for Quality Canadian Oil & Gas & Ford Signs

Top
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#199819 - Sat Aug 21 2010 10:40 AM Re: My Best Garage Sale Day Ever! [Re: 1970mach]
K W FRITH Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Colin--I'm really glad for you but I have to say, in my ignorance, I would have walked right by those plates. There are all kinds of old liscense plates at yard and auction sales here in North Dakota but I'm wondering what makes those particular plates worth so much? Is it because they are unused sample plates with all Zeros? You'll have to pardon my ignorance here but I'm just trying to learn something so I don't make a foolish mistake and walk by something valuable in the future! Thanks---KEVIN
_________________________
Everything Cities Service
Specializing in old Gas Pumps
kwfrith@gondtc.com
Cell#-701-739-6133

Top
#199827 - Sat Aug 21 2010 11:10 AM Re: My Best Garage Sale Day Ever! [Re: K W FRITH]
1970mach Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Hey I was the same way. I just happen to have seen sample plates on ebay some time ago and was surprised by the prices on older ones. For instance, there are two Wyoming plates that I got and in research on completed items on eBay had sold for $130+. There are some sample plates that have been on eBay where the Buy it now prices are in excess of $500+ . But there are many of the plates that sell in the 30-70 dollar range. I just won't be able to tell how much there really is until I sell them all. They all will be sold on eBay so I can buy SIGNS!
_________________________
Colin Latreille
Always looking for Quality Canadian Oil & Gas & Ford Signs

Top
#199829 - Sat Aug 21 2010 11:13 AM Re: My Best Garage Sale Day Ever! [Re: 1970mach]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Colin good job. You should do well selling them smile
_________________________
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

Top
#199837 - Sat Aug 21 2010 11:57 AM Re: My Best Garage Sale Day Ever! [Re: gasoildude]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
WELL00000YOU0000REALLY0000DID0000GREAT000THERE0000COLIN!
_________________________
DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Top
#199843 - Sat Aug 21 2010 12:33 PM Re: My Best Garage Sale Day Ever! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Ohio Oil Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Good job..thanks for the pics and the story.

Top
#199921 - Sat Aug 21 2010 08:23 PM Re: My Best Garage Sale Day Ever! [Re: Ohio Oil]
bruzer75 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Great find.
Mike

Top

Moderator:  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Click on magnifying glass icon on lower left to search eBay

Copyright © 2017 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved