• 23Jun
    This and many more Hummel Figures are currently listed for auction at Auction Bay!

    This and many more Hummel Figures are currently listed for auction at Auction Bay!

    Once again, we find our shelves full of fantastic figurines from Goebel in West Germany, fashioned by the legendary M. I. Hummel.

    The many figurines we’re currently listing are each in exceptional shape, and some have the sought-after V-Bee mark on their undersides.  It’s a great lot, ideal for collectors.  We’re listing numerous individual pieces, and multiple lots as well, and all are expected to bring in the bids.  So if you’re a fan of hummels, make sure to check out our auctions and see this collection!

    There are sought-after pieces in this lot like Goose Girl # 47, Going to Grandma’s # 52, and also some Goebel Collector’s Club Exclusive pieces like Valentine Gift # 387 and Valentine Joy # 399!  And all look fantastic!

    Whether you’re in the market to buy more Hummels or sell your own pieces, Auction Bay is the place to go!  Check here to see each of the Hummels we’re currently listing!

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  • 16Jun
    This Pabst Beer display sold for $152.50

    Auction Bay sold this Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer sign for $152.50!

    There are many Beer enthusiasts out there, and many of them are fond of collecting the old advertising pieces for their favorite brews!  Auction Bay can take your old Bar Decor or Beer Signs and turn them into cash, just like we did with this display!

    This item is an impressive piece of Breweriana.  Advertising Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, it stood a good 14.5″ tall and featured the classic Pabst bartender, proudly touting his wares.  It brought in 11 bids and sold for $152.50! This display and others like it are highly collectible.  Not just for collectors, most any fan of Pabst (or any other beer) will appreciate a genuine article of Bar Decor advertising their favorite drink for their own shelf.

    When it comes to ad pieces like this one, the biggest sellers are often ones from Beers which no longer exist, or ones which have gone through a change in logo design.  Static display items can sell well, but the bids stack even higher for any piece which includes light and/or motion.

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  • 06Jun
    The Otto Link Tone Master brought huge bids!

    This rare saxophone mouthpiece sold for over $1,300 at Auction Bay!

    We have a story to share that illustrates what makes selling through Auction Bay worth your while.  This particular item would have been missed, or lost in the shuffle, but for the diligence of our staff.

    Our consignor brought in an old Saxophone to sell, suspecting it might be a valuable model.  It was not easy to identify, as the usual identifying marks on the bell were hard to read, having been re-finished at some point in the instrument’s long lifespan.    Our staff is up for a good challenge, and with some painstaking research and scrutiny, we identified the saxophone… and sure enough it was a hot model: an old CONN Tenor from 1928 .  But the $710.00 sale of that old Sax isn’t the story!  The mouthpiece was the real surprise.

    Three mouthpieces were held in a compartment in that saxophone’s case, and our lister pursued a hunch and gave them all some research.  The first two were nothing special, but the final one was positively identified as the rare Super TONE MASTER Saxophone Mouthpiece, made by Otto Link.  The resource we used to identify it described this “Double-Ring” model as “The Holy Grail of large chamber mouthpieces”, and further aided in determining its approximate age range and gave Florida as its point of origin (made after the Otto Link company moved from New York).  Needless to say, we separated the mouthpiece for an individual sale, gave it a full set of high-quality photographs, and then listed it and watched with baited breath.  It accumulated over 80 watchers during its week run, and we were delighted to watch the bidding skyrocket, well past our expected sale price, and all the way up to $1,325.00!

    Our consignor was thrilled, and thanked us for finding the hidden treasure in his item.  It’s sales like this that show you the real value of an Auction Bay professional eBay listing over a private listing.  We have research tools at our disposal that others don’t, and we have a dedicated and passionate staff who relish the hunt for items like this.  We care about your items, and we take the extra time to make sure they sell for the highest prices the market will bear.  We only make money if you make money, so we make sure each item has the chance to make your fortune.  Want to know more?  Stop into our store, or give us a call at (219) 926-6416, and we’ll help you sell your items on eBay’s worldwide marketplace!

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  • 01Jun
    Coalby got 18 bids for a $180 sale!

    This Coalby the Cat cookie jar from McCoy brought $180.00 at auction!

    Art pottery can bring great sales on eBay!  Collectors browse the listings for those rare pieces or odd color variations, and will bid against one another with brutal competition to complete their collections.  Here we have a recent example of a good art pottery sale from Auction Bay.

    Here is a vintage Cookie Jar made by McCoy.  This particular design is called Coalby the Cat, and this piece was in excellent condition, for certain.  Bearing an easily identifiable maker’s mark on the underside and an unmistakable design, it was a snap to get this item the attention it deserved.  As a standard auction, it started with a $9.99 initial price, and was bid on 18 times for a total sale of $180.00!

    The key with pottery and with most items on eBay is identifying the maker and the design of an item.  Pieces with maker’s marks on their undersides, or a distinctive pattern or shape can be highly sought-after.  Unmarked pieces will be lost in the thousands of eBay listings, but any piece of pottery with the name McCoy, or Hall, or Hull, or Roseville maker’s marks can be big sellers.  At Auction Bay, we’ll take the time to research each item you bring in and accurately identify it, thus giving it the greatest chance to garner attention and be bid upon.  When we list an item, we make sure that all the bidders can find it, and when they do, our descriptions and photos let them bid with confidence.

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