Before we dive into the Trending Items and Highlights of August, we have exciting news to share. For the second year in a row MaxSold was listed on the Growth 500 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies list. This is a huge honour as other companies on this list include, Shopify and Canada Goose. A huge thank-you to all of our buyers, sellers and of course our team without whom we wouldn’t be where we are today. With that, let’s see what was trending in the month of August.
At MaxSold what don’t we sell? In the month of August we saw something really cool drive up in one of our auctions! If you are retro cars collector this lot can be your dream. From a Downsizing online auction in Sharbot Lake Ontario we were able to help sell a reassembled 1916 Canadian made Model T ford! This item got a lot of attention from our bidders in both Canada and the United States.
What made this item so special was that it was reassembled by parts found in flea markets, by friends, and even by parts found on the side of the road! Still in working condition the Model T Ford sold for a over $7,500 - which is great for a post-1915 year Ford. Also in the MaxSold Motors category, we sold this 1999 Motor home in Chilliwack, BC for over $12,000.
Home decor, nostalgic items, sterling silver, teak, area rugs and home furniture as usual popular in our auctions. Let’s take a look at what you were bidding in August!
Who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine - especially chilled wine? In this King City Ontario auction we sold this Sub-Zero Wine cooler for over $4200. In the same MaxSold auction we sold a Gas Oven, Refrigerator and a 80 inch Sharp TV.
We never cherry pick items at MaxSold and it has shown to work in everyone's favour. In Phoenix, Maryland we auctioned off a medical electronics lot for over $2000 which was a surprise as sellers would have typically taken those to the landfill. At MaxSold - we connect unique things to buyers, and our buyers are big promoters of sustainability!
In August we saw a trend in Sterling Silver,. Take a look at this International Sterling ‘Prelude’ Flatware Set was sold for almost $900 in Victoria British Columbia or this this Sterling Silver Teapot that sold for $410, and in the same auction this pair of Sterling Silver Judaica Tzedakah Boxes sold for $470.
Need some China to go with your sterling? We got you covered. Take a look at these Lenox dishes in a Roswell, Georgia MaxSold auction which sold for over $600 or this Royal Albert we sold in Spring, TX for $715.
Having a dinner party and need some costume jewellery? Costume jewelry continues to be trending on MaxSold. Take a look at this auction in New Jersey where these costume jewelry sold for almost $1000. If that party is hosted by a MaxSold fan, you’ll have lots of conversation pieces like these signed photos by Elliott Erwitt which sold for over $2000 at a MaxSold auction, also in New Jersey. Another conversation piece are these unique handmade canoes for display in this Dundas Ontario auction.
What item can you think of that really pulls the room together? Area rugs of course! Consequently, area rugs were among the top trending items in August. Check out this this genuine hand-made woven oriental area rug sold for $2,000 in Vienna, Virginia, as part of a MaxSold Moving Online Auction. Time for dinner? Let’s ring the dinner bell - these hand bells sold for $1010 in a MaxSold Pennsylvania Downsizing auction.
Looking to revamp some areas of your current home? Might we suggest looking through MaxSold auctions? Dining sets, we’ve got them! Small appliances for your kitchen, sure we’ve got those too! A Grandfather clock to keep the time, of course we do!
For the outdoorsy types we have a tool chest for your tools and if you don’t have tools - we got you covered. Cutting the grass, we have sold Riding Lawn Mower - this one for over $3300. And yes, we’ve sold snowblowers, in August. Check out this Snowblower Milbrook, Ontario. For your Patio, check out this fine outdoor furniture we sold in Brick, New Jersey for $620 and this gas grill in Maryland for over $900.
Something that adds life and a sense of home to every house is of course, artwork. At MaxSold we see pieces by talented artists featured in our auctions almost everyday. Like this Norval Morriseau in Toronto, or this print by Richard Ferland in Boston, Massachusetts which sold for over $1000.
Another thing that always adds life to a home are items that remind us of our childhood. Through our auctions we tend to see nostalgic items from every era for every person. Were you a big stamp collector? Check out this stamp collection which sold for almost $1000. Coin collector? We got you covered. Where you into Disney? Check out this Port Townsend, Washington auction Disney collection which sold for over $700.
If you are a fan of movies, and grew up in the 80s or 90s then you’ll remember the good old clamshell that kept our most precious VHS tapes safe. You’ll need speakers to go with these movies - luckly you can find early speakers like these AR 3a speakers which sold in Massachusetts for almost $600. Were you into the ‘Pottermania’? Well one of our bidders happily picked up these three authentic interactive Harry Potter Wands! Which sold for $100 in a moving online auction.
Last but not least in the retro category, check out this MaxSold auction where we have early Tin Toys, antique magazines, pocket watches and even vintage postcards - which brought in $251. Need something classy to write on? Check out these Vintage Sheaffer Pens
We’ve gone through retro items, artwork, home furniture and decor, china and sterling silver, but what about all the rest? These finishing rods and rack was sold as part of a Business Downsizing Auction in Hamilton Ontario for $300. And in this Vancouver British Columbia Commercial Liquidation auction these separate lots of Fishing Lines and Reels sold collectively for $711. Maybe fishing isn’t your thing all you wanted to do this summer was kick back and relax with your favourite musical instrument like this Martin Guitar which sold for $1600, or pop in this CD collection we sold in Westchester county, New York for $410.
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Good luck and happy bidding!