• 25Sep

    This Powell flute sold for $6,000 at Auction Bay!

    Musical instruments are always a big hit at Auction Bay.  It’s true with all grades of instruments, from a student model to a fine professional piece like this one!

    A new consignor arrived on our scene with a collection of wind instruments, including various simple flutes, a fife, and this masterpiece!  Her flute was a top-notch model, and its sale price shows it!  It sold for $6,000.00 to another talented musician!

    Here’s an eBay Hint for all you home sellers out there.  One thing that helps sell any instrument is to include a video of that instrument being played.  If you can take a video that showcases your instrument in action, it will give an extra amount of confidence to your buyers that it is ready to play.  You can embed any video into an eBay auction through the html tab on the description field.  (If you have no idea what that means, then consider selling your instruments at Auction Bay!)

    Even in rough economic times, there are always people looking to buy instruments.  Whether you’re a flautist or a pianist, the online marketplace is your best bet.

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  • 17Sep
    Wesley Willis Artwork

    We've found big sales for Wesley Willis original drawings! This Chicago artist is a hit!

    At Auction Bay, we frequently encounter artwork of all types, from original oil paintings to fine art prints signed and numbered by the artist.  On eBay, there’s tons of artwork for sale, so it all comes down to the artist’s name to determine a value.  Identifying the artist can mean the difference between a $50 sale and a $500 sale (or more).  If an artist isn’t listed (noted as a sought-after name), then their works could be lost amidst the glut of art on eBay.  Well, here we’ve got a highly-sought-after name:  Wesley Willis; and his drawings are real winners!

    Chicago native Wesley Lawrence Willis was a self-trained artist, and is considered by many to be the premier intuitive city artist, east of the Mississippi River.  His art has been exhibited in multiple galleries, and his life has been documented in film.  Willis was just 40 years of age when he passed away in 2003, his life cut short by Leukemia.  We’re pleased to have had several of his original drawings at Auction Bay, and they’ve brought some impressive sales as well as some great attention!

    One of his artworks, drawn at the age of 21 and depicting the world’s most well-known restaurant franchise, sold for $750.00!  Yet another, showing the Sears Tower looming over the town with a Union Pacific freight train passing in the foreground, sold for $650.00.  Still others have brought similar figures, and it was still is a thrill to list them.

    Update June 4, 2012: We’ve still got MORE Wesley Willis art for sale right now, so check HERE to see them!

    Another Wesley Willis Artwork

    Another Wesley Willis Artwork sold at Auction Bay

    Auction Bay can help you sell your art collection, so feel free to contact us for more information!

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  • 17Sep

    These Hanna-Barbera Tinykins figures sold for $179.50!

    A lot has gone on at Auction Bay Online since our last post! Let’s share some success stories and get you caught up!

    Here’s an auction lot which brought a pleasant surprise! Here we have a lot of TinyKins figures made by Marx Toys, each depicting a classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon character! These plastic figurines range in height up to 2″ tall, and were sold as a set of 34! All your favorite characters are here, including cartoon cast members from The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Quick-Draw McGraw, and Huckleberry Hound!

    We started this lot out at our standard start price of $24.99, and it brought 11 bids to a handsome closing price of $179.50!  Pretty impressive for a bunch of tiny toys from decades past!

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