The wonderful staff at Southern Antique Mall is really good about letting us dealers know when a customer asks for a specific item. They know that we just might have it stashed in a box somewhere waiting to price and display it.
In September, a frequent customer left word that she was looking for Nancy Drew books. I had several of the popular mystery books, so I priced all I had and put them in my booth. As luck would have it, the October issue of Country Living came out only a few days later.
It contained a feature about Nancy Drew books and how to determine their value.
Every Nancy Drew book in my booth sold within the week. Thank you, Country Living! Good timing!!! Sadly, though, I don’t think the timing was good for the customer that originally asked for them as the books sold before she returned.
On a happier note……Mom and I went to an estate sale last weekend. The estate sale company had posted information on EstateSales.net and they showed both Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries in the photos. I planned to get some of both, but my timing was off and another shopper beat me to the Hardy Boys books. There must have been over 30 of them. I did, however, replenish my stock of Nancy Drew books, so if you were the customer that requested them….check my booth again.
After boxing up the Nancy Drew books, I looked through the other books on the shelves. Yea!!! The other shopper had missed one of the Hardy Boys books, but I can understand why!
Have you ever seen a Hardy Boys book with 3 mysteries in one? Me, either! It contains the first three Hardy Boys stories in one book and it’s entitled, “Meet The Hardy Boys.”
Timing paid off after all!
In a few days, I’ll show you some of the other things we found.
Have you “timed it right” and scored a treasure?
I’m linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805