So, let's start recapping, shall we?
First up, my Nordmende "Transita Deluxe" transistor radio, made in Western Germany, circa 1962/3. It was a bit hard parting with this radio. Still, I take comfort in knowing that she's still in the country... This cheery red radio went to live in neighbouring Montréal. Sometimes I think about selling my blue Nordmende Stradella transistor radio, a close cousin to this one. But I don't think I can part with it...
This radio sold quite quickly, which didn't surprise me.
Next up, one Glo-Hill by Gourmates, cherry red bakelite and chrome serving tray. Very "Mad Men." This tray moved on up to NYC. This tray took quite awhile to sell - which also surprised me.
Next up, a consignment piece that went quite quickly. Line Mar toys, "Deluxe Auto Transport" truck in red and white. This large piece went to live in Nova Scotia. FYI, vintage toys, especially the larger pieces, are pretty hot sellers. There was a lot of interest in this piece and the other one that I noted in my last "sold digest."
Next sold, one Voigtlander Brilliant camera circa the 1930's. I am not sure what the big deal is with this camera but the amount of views and attention it generated was staggering. I priced it low, as I figured it was for parts/repair and it sold very quickly. This camera was a consignment piece and went to live with a princess in Québec. Don't ask. I'll say this though: Vintage camera lovers appear to be as passionate vintage radio lovers.
Up next, a pair of Noritake porcelain salt and pepper shakers. These very Eames-y shakers were actually put out in 1984. So, not the vintage one would suspect. These shakers continue to dwell here in Toronto. These took a long time to sell!
Next up, a really cute vintage apron that also took a dog's age to sell. This cute apron continues to dwell in the Toronto area, which is comforting because I was happy to hang onto this butter yellow hand sewn bunny number. This took a long time to sell as well.
Next we have another radio, this one a Farnsworth tube radio, model ET-061 from 1946. This radio was cosmetically in mint condition. Had some internal issues though which made for a bit of a wait time, in terms of a sale. In the end, it was scooped up by a local radio enthusiast and it continues to dwell in the Toronto area.
Next we have my General Electric "Pot Belly" coffee percolator, circa the 1950's. This chrome and bakelite beauty headed south and is living with a nice woman in Michigan. This coffee maker continues to generate views in my shop because someone on "Business Insider" recommended that people buy it instead of some new fancy shmancy Starbucks coffee maker. The article is here. And note to me and you, if you want to drum up business, comment on related things like these. It sure generates traffic!
Last but not least, one very Eames, Starburst, Atomic sugar bowl with lid. This sugar bowl has gone to live in New Hampshire. This piece sold very quickly. I was actually almost a bit disappointed when it sold since I think part of me wanted to keep it...
To note, this sugar bowl didn't always look so good. It was a Sally Ann find and it was filthy inside and out when I bought it. Inside was crusted-on sugar, on the outside it was smeared in grease and grime. It looked like it had been living in a mental health outpatient rooming house for a couple of decades. But beneath its rough exterior lived a chip, crack and repair-free piece that cleaned up really nicely. Just one of those sweet finds! This piece sold in less than a week.
And that concludes issue #3 of "Sold Digest." I leave you with a show I've been watching this week on Netflix, that touts itself as the "darker cousin to the Twilight Zone." The very weird and very interesting series, "One Step Beyond." Here's the unintentionally funny and captivating episode entitled "The Captain's Guest." And I would so be that unlucky guy...