Trending Items Sold at an Estate Sale or Downsizing Auction: September 2018

Although we've sold some exciting items this month like a vintage gas pump, and a folding Italian bike, we've also sold every day items - because at MaxSold, that's what we do! At MaxSold, we sell everything from the car in your garage, right down to half used cleaning supplies under the sink. That's right - literally everything! And as you'll see in some of the items we've decided to feature, these items DO sell, and people pay for them!

With more and more auctions happening each month (nearly 500 auctions in September!), and 1000s of items selling, MaxSold was also excited to rank in the 2018 Growth 500 -  the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

This month, we shared our walkthrough video - which is a great way to see how MaxSold works, and how we're able to sell everyday items in the easiest way possible! We've narrowed down list, so be sure to check out what's trending below!

Sterling Goblets

Sold on MaxSold for $610

12 Goblets market Sterling. 

1984, 1988 and 1996 Olympic Coin Sets

Sold on MaxSold for $810

Coin sets from the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. There are also coin sets from the 1984 and 198 Olympic games. 

1st Edition Ernest Hemingway And More

Sold on MaxSold for $1010

1st Edition Ernest Hemingway, For Whom The Bells Toll. 

2009 Volvo XC90

Sold on MaxSold for $9200

Silver 3.2 liter inline 6 cylinder automatic with all wheel drive, 146681 km, VIN YV4CM982791496656, black leather interior, dual AC, heated seats, cargo accessories, tailgate folds down, new all season radial tires, and certified. 

4 Mid Century Modern Chairs

Sold on MaxSold for $760

Tomlinson sophisticate Line slipper chairs. Tag said made by Plycraft Ink. Wood with vinyl seats. 

6 Bradford Editions Christmas Ornaments 

Sold for $55 on MaxSold 

From the Fairyland Heirloom Porcelain Ornament Collection with COA.

Aluminium Fishing Boat With Trailer 

Sold on MaxSold for $3350

Princecraft 14 ft. Aluminum fishing boat with 20 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard motor. Has electric & manual downriggers. Depth Finder. 14 ft long 59 inches wide. Includes large gas tank, many different fishing attachments, oars, 2 seats, trolling lines and more. 

Antique Blue And White Ceramics 

Sold on MaxSold for $1161

Total of 6 pieces. Several are from late 19th/early 20th century China or Hong Kong. Also includes an Ashworth Brothers bowl and more. 

Antique Cash Register

Sold on MaxSold for $210

National cash register, has metal plate with numbers, 2126735. 852 XX. Normal ware for age. 

Large Size Hand Woven All Wool Persian KASHAN Rug. KASHAN -One Of The Kings Of Persian Rugs

Sold on MaxSold for $1130

Cobalt enclosed floral medallion on a bright wine field with multiple floral borders. About 358cm x 264cm OR 11'9" X 8'8'. (9 x12 foot). Big thick heavy rug. 

Metal Statue

Sold on MaxSold for $410

Pair of metal herons, one large 35h, and one small 20h. 

Indonesian Gong 

Sold on MaxSold for $210

Solid wood, carved Indonesian gong, measures 36x13x33.

Le Creuset 

Sold on MaxSold for $220

Large stewing pot. Le Creuset.

Vintage Singer Sewing Machine 

Sold on MaxSold for $900

Vintage singer sewing machine from Europe - 240 volt, circa 1964 model 222K. Accessories and manual included in the carrying box. 

Tiffany Style Lamp And Candle Holders 

Sold on MaxSold for $211

Lamp 21.5 inches. Untested. 2 brass candle holders 

Pinocchio Figures 

Sold on MaxSold for $360

Assortment of Pinocchio Figures. 23 pieces. Various sizes and styles. Bring packing materials. Part of a 45 year collection of 430 pinocchios from all over the world. 

Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar 

Sold on MaxSold for $810

Fender Stratocaster electric guitar made in Japan E520497 with case and extra whammy bar. Yorkville shielded cable. 

Assortment Of Calculators 

Sold on MaxSold for $430

Assortment of Hewlett Packard calculators including model #s, 10B, 12C, 17BII, 20B, 30B, 25, 35, 41CX, 41CV, 42S, 45, 48G 50G, 65, 71B. Most with manuals and cases. 

Ukulele And Harmonicas 

Sold on MaxSold for $160

The Triumph ukulele with case, three Hohner harmonicas, and Suzuki Fire Breath and Folk Master harmonicas and music books. 


Sold on MaxSold for $1710

Leica Cameras including M5 with case, antique D.R.P. No 373025 Ernst Leipzig Wetzlar with case, Flex SL 35mm camera with case, R4 MOE electronic with lens and more. 

Hasselblad Cameras And Accessories 

Sold on MaxSold for $2650

Two Hasselblad cameras 500c m with manual, untested. Hasselblad cb lens 4.8 160 in box. Hasselblad grip and manual photography book. 

Reel To Reel Players And Tapes 

Sold on MaxSold for $339

Pioneer reel to reel player. RT 707. Vintage Wollensak reel to reel player. Eight boxes of reel to reel audio recordings, and more.

Hickok Model 533 Vintage Bulb Tester 

Sold on MaxSold for $149

VINTAGE Hickok Model 533 dynamic Mutual conductance tube tester, made in USA.

Mid Century Modern Buffet 

Sold on MaxSold for $631

Mid century modern buffet. 80X19X57 Sliding doors on the cabinet below as well as above. Unsure if top can be removed. Heavy. Made of teakwood. 

Nadia 1960s Italian Folding Bike

Sold on MaxSold for $562

Lights speedometer racks, all original, see pics. 3 speed

Guinness Extra Stout 2D Wooden Sign

Sold on MaxSold for $140

20" x 24"

Towle Sterling Flatware 

Sold on MaxSold for $810

A large collection of Towle sterling flatware. Collection contains 12 butter knives 12 knives 23 teaspoons 12 dessert forks 12 dinner forks 12 salad forks and 9 soup spoons. Utensils have some tarnishing and scratches, from 1954. Includes mahogany silverware box with black interior. 

Cleaning and Laundry

Sold on MaxSold for 161.50

Assortment of laundry supplies, broom, mops, bucket, household cleaning, toilet paper, paper towels, and more. 

Moorcroft Vases 

Sold on MaxSold for $470

2 Moorcroft vases, largest 6 inches high, smallest, 3.5 inches high, ID 55. 

Pots And Pans 

Sold on MaxSold for $85

Assortment of pots and pans. At least one is marked stainless steel Vollpath. Everything from sauce pans to larger pans.

Garbage Bin

Sold on MaxSold for $95

Rubbermaid garbage storage bin with two door and lift lids. Includes dolly it is sitting on. 

Rhinestone Tee Shirts 

Sold on MaxSold for $712

Tee Shirts Inventory Include: 297 Brand new rhinestone t-shirts (short sleeves, tank tops and long sleeves), Hair Stylist Aprons inventory decorated with high quality Korean rhinestone themes motifs . One dozen men's decorated shirts on different colors quality shirts. Also many extra hot fix transfers you can put on plain t-shirts of your own. Includes blank price tags and hand held tagger. 10 metal 6 ft. high x 2 ft wide display grids. 10 Ball Wire Grid Waterfalls, all t-shaped grid-wall t-legs, peg hooks, grids connectors.3 Molded Female Torso Form - Black Color3 Molded Female Torso Form - Nude Color1 Men's Molded Torso Form - Black Color.

Large Stained Glass Peacock Window Pane 

Sold on MaxSold for $382

Large hand crafted stained glass window pane, framed and ready to hang. Large stained glass Peacock pane with dark wood frame. Excellent condition. 20.5X40 in.

Boxed Orig. Star Wars, Smokey, Empire Strikes 

Sold on MaxSold for $425

1977 and 1978. 13 orig. Star Wars cards, well used. Star Wars Pamphlet. Space Case with Star War figures. Jawa, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker in original boxes. Kenner, No. 38820, Empire Strikes Back Dagobah action play set, complete but unknown manufacture date. And an Ertl Smokey and the Bandit 1980 Bandit car, in box. 

Oil on Canvas, George Thomson OSA

Sold on MaxSold for $1160

Large oil on canvas by George Thomson OSA, Canadian 1868 to 1965, 19.5X23 inches, signed lower right, signed and titled Beach at Barrow Bay on back.

Scandalli Rimini 37 Key Accordian with Case and Sheet Music

Sold on MaxSold for $225

Lot is for a vintage Scandelli Rimini 37 Key Accordion with case and sheet music. Accordion made in Italy, has inscription on back "Made in Italy 5437" (pictured). Detail plates say "Camerano Italia," and has a $3000 price tag affixed. Has adjustable leather strap attached. Appears to be in excellent condition. Case has 3 clasps, center one has a lock (no key). Plate by handle says "Galperin Music Co, Charleston, W VA." Sticker on interior velvet with Geib Chicago. Case has some minor wear, is taped in some places. Includes a variety of sheet music, including booklets and some handwritten pieces (not all pictured). Case is approximately 21" x 10" x 18".

Unused New Perfumes & Lotions 

Sold on MaxSold for $65

Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Flatware 

Sold on MaxSold for $1152

Reed and Barton Sterling flatware dinner forks knives spoons salad folks serving pieces sugar spoon, jelly spoon, pickle fork ladle ,cold meat fork, shrimp fork butter knife, individual butter knives 76 pieces.

Vintage Trunks 

Sold on MaxSold for $170

3 vintage trunks, largest is 36x21x16. Large wood trunk is full of old maps. One trunk is metal, the other has metal strapping. 

Tree Carving 

Sold on MaxSold for $180

Tree Carving with bears 89" tall.

King Tempur Pedic Bed With Remotes 

Sold on MaxSold for $660

King sized Tempur Pedic bed with two remotes. In working condition. Split boxspring. On wheels with assorted frame accessories. Good condition. Beauty Rest Black model Mattress optional. Sheets and Comforter, storage bin included. 

Vintage Microscope 

Sold on MaxSold for $143

C. Baker 8010 London microscope with accessories also includes a Chuo precision centering microscope. 

Asian Lamp And Floor Lamp 

Sold on MaxSold for $830

Floor lamp 59 inches tall. Asian Lamp with fantasy beasts 28 inches tall. Asian Lamp needs new switch and has tears to shade lining.

Antique Chinese Ceramics

Sold on MaxSold for $11950

12 pieces. 

Vintage Barbie Dolls 

Sold on MaxSold for $510

Assortment of vintage Barbie dolls, mostly from the 1960s, including a 1963 Fashion Queen Barbie number 0870, genuine Teen Age Fashion Model Number 850 with box, 1965 bendable leg Midge Number 1080, Happy Holidays Barbie and more.

Vintage Jewelry 

Sold on MaxSold for $355

Assortment of vintage costume jewelry including rhinestones and an enameled necklace and earrings set made in Norway.

Nostalgia Juke Box

Sold on MaxSold for $1720

Nostalgic juke box, holds CDs model CD 8B. 34X26X62. Working order. 

Large Painting

Sold on MaxSold for $1605

Very large jazz painting, acrylic on canvas. 62.5X66.5. Signed Eric Lee Buchanan.

Holiday Carousel and World's Fair Big Top 

Sold on MaxSold for $153

Holiday Carousel plays music while figures move. World's Fair Big Top spotlights highlighted animated acrobats and animals and plays music. 

Bird Prints 

Sold on MaxSold for $610

Two bird prints by wildlife artist Robert Verity Clem. The frames measure 19x15. 

Piano Baby Grand

Sold on MaxSold for $310

K. Kawai Baby Grand Piano With Piano Bench and Sheet Music Suggest using a Piano Mover.

Franck Muller Watch 

Sold on MaxSold for $1010

Pink face and pink leather band.

Elna Computer Serger

Sold on MaxSold for $440

Elna Pro 905 computer serger. Original investment 2000 dollars. Tune up by certified Elna service rep. April 2016. 5 thread with LCD display, 14 standard sewing programs. Includes DVD and instruction manual, workbook with sample fabrics, sewing table attachment, guide for quilting and conversion to straight sewing, gathering bulky foot, wrapped seam guide, wrapped covered hem guide, replacement cutting knife. Additional procards listed on the chart as seen in the pictures.

Elmira Stove Works Designer Fridge 

Sold on MaxSold for $1100

Elmira stove works. Panels made to look vintage. Fridge freezer side by side combination with ice maker. In working order as currently in use. Contents not included. Some wear. 36X34X70.

Elmira Stove Works Designer Stove 

Sold on MaxSold for $2420

Elmira stove in working condition at time of cataloguing. Vintage look. Oven and gas side by side, 4 Gas burners, 2 ceramic top elements. Storage shelf attached. Contents not included. Some wear and scratches. 44X30X72. 

Electronics Items 

Sold on MaxSold for $220

2 Sennheiser diversity receivers, model EM1B, Mediacom Karaoke machine. Speakers.

Zaanse Clock 

Sold on MaxSold for $290

Dutch wall clock with hand painted face. Zaanse from North Holland. 9X5X29". Working condition according to owner. Not battery operated.

NEW Tucker Saddle 

Sold on MaxSold for $725

Brand new with tags still attached. Includes pad and the stool it's displayed on. 

Bronze Sculpture 

Sold on MaxSold for $461

Bronze horse sculpture 33X12, ring of barbed wire decor and 4 western star shelf hooks. 


Sold on MaxSold for $46

Medline walker with metal base, hand breaks and wheels, arch supports, walker needs cleaning, also includes pair of travel bags. 


Sold on MaxSold for $155

Weights with stand. 27 tall. Everlast Boxing gloves and ball.

Artificial Plants 

Sold on MaxSold for $110

4 total, three tall palm tree type, and one wicker basket with ivy type. Tallest is 72in. 

Vintage Gas Pump 

Sold on MaxSold for $1070

Shell gas pump from the 50s, glass on front is cracked. Globe is a plastic reproduction.

Mid Century Modern Table 

Sold on MaxSold for $330

Mid century modern teak table. 38X66XX28. Seller says it was purchased on 5th avenue in New York City and is the same manufacturer as Lot 277 Founders sideboard.


Sold on MaxSold for $210

U.C. Limoges France china. 7 large plates,10 luncheon plates,10 bread and butter, 4 tea cups, 9 saucers, 11 bowls,10 small dessert bowls. Wear consistent with age.

Tibetan Thangka 

Sold on MaxSold for $400

Cotton Buddhist Thangka from Tibet with protective covering. Approx 24x36 in.

Tea Cups and Saucers 

Sold on MaxSold for $151

4 sets inc Paragon, Royal Paragon and Aynsley, two with flower handles. Some wear on Royal Paragon cup. 


Paper Cutter 

Sold on MaxSold for $160

Antique Multigraph guillotine paper cutter, serial number b15349.