1978 Taylor & NG Mugs Cobalt Blue San Francisco Japan – paid $2 – sold $112.00
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So, here is another Cash for Trash post. This one is just about mugs, which I was going to include in my last post; but I wanted to highlight how great mugs are for resale.
I bought these 4 Taylor & Ng mugs in July (see post here) for $0.50 each. They all sold within 4-5 weeks for $28 EACH … or a total of $112.00! Ka-ching!
Taylor & Ng mugs are very collectible and always sell well – especially the ones with naughty animals doing the *nasty*. Read my post here about my first experience with these naughty mugs and to learn more about Taylor & Ng.
I’m telling ya … mugs can be great sellers and can be picked up for just a few cents. Individually, they may not sell for a lot, but they have a high profit margin. So far I have made $143.37 in 6 sales on a lot of 10 mugs, purchased for only $5!
This includes a Sandra Boynton mug (above) for $17.58 and an Otagiri mug (below) for $13.79 – each was also only $0.50.
The Far Side mugs by Gary Lawson are also highly collectible. I bought the mug below for $1.64 and sold it for $24.99:
Here’s a face mug that I sold this past summer for $19.58. Paid only $0.98 from the SA. Those with a moustache – like the one below – are the better sellers:
Here are a few more mugs that I have sold this year:
Sandra Boynton JOYS OF TEACHING Teacher Coffee Mug MINT – paid $1.79 – sold $18.23
LAUREL BURCH The Art of Being Human 1992 Coffee Mug – paid $0.70 – sold $16.94
Mac Tonight Ronald McDonald House Mug Stoneware Advertising Fast Food 1997 – paid $1.79 – sold $21.33
SMURFS Vintage 1981 A Smurfing We Will Go Mug by Wallace Berrie – paid $0.50 – sold $10.95
CHALEUR Master Impressionists BLACK WHEAT by Emile Bernard 14 Oz Coffee Mug – paid $1 – sold $13.40
Smiley Face Happy Mug Chilli Bowl Teleflora Gift Coffee Extra Large Soup Dish – paid $1 – sold $19.99
And, I can’t do a post on mugs without mentioning my best-selling mug so far – this Microsoft Windows 97 mug that sold for $47.00 in 2009:
Of course, we all know that Starbucks anything can be great sellers. But check out this rare Starbucks mug that sold for $179.99!!!
And for those of you who also scour the flea markets and antique stores, be sure to keep an eye out for this mug:
This rare ORANGE Snoopy mug sold for a whopping $320.00 and $512.00 in August. The two listings are still up so click here and here to see them. So if you find one, GRAB it, even if it’s priced at $20, $40 or even $50+ – this is a HOT collectible! Be sure it’s the vintage ORANGE one and not the more recent red one.
Collectible mugs are a great item for your BOLO list! Need more inspiration? Here are some great links:
Do you have a great success story selling mugs? Which other ones would you add to the list? Please do tell!