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April 11, 2013

Ebay Selling – ARABIA FINLAND

April 11, 2013
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I thought I would share some things that should be on your BOLO (be on the look out for) List.  Arabia Finland pottery sells pretty well. I spotted this little beauty at a garage sale for $1.  When I bought it, I had no idea it was worth anything..but I saw that it was from Finland and figured that for a $1 I would take a chance.  And if it wasn’t worth anything, I’d keep it for myself.  I really liked the design.

This pitcher I sold at auction for $46.01 plus $20 shipping.

Then earlier this year, my hubby stopped at a Goodwill on the way home from work and picked up this beauty:

This walrus was $1.99.  If you saw it, you’d probably pass it up.  It is handmade and not very attractive.  It had some issues..one of the eyes wasn’t as nice as the other, but I guess that didn’t matter.  I saw these go for $140-$150.  So this one I put up for a BIN (buy it now).  My asking price was $199 and I received and accepted a best offer of $160 with free shipping.  (Cost me $11 to ship.)  Not a bad return.

There are certainly other Arabia Finland designs.  It’s always a good idea to check the completeds on Ebay to see what’s popular and what’s not.

I don’t know much about pottery, but know that these do pretty well.

Are there any pottery designs that do well for you?  Do share!

 

4 comments

  1. Great finds and flips Margaret! Anything Scandinavian is always a good bet. Also look for Gustavsberg (Sweden) figurines made by Lisa Larson. They have a very distinct look and sell at nice prices.

    1. Hey Lorraine, thanks for the tip on Gustavsberg..will check it out! Thanks for sharing as there are so many things that are great flips that we may not know about! 🙂

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