Wholesale Vintage Lot – Vintage Fans, Hollywood Reels, Cateye Glasses, Oh My!

May 23, 2010 by

If you are looking for inventory for your Etsy vintage shop or antique mall booth, or you’ve been itching to increase your personal vintage collection with an abundance of chic treasures, then this is the jackpot you’ve been waiting for!

Since I am in the midst of moving out of state (more details to share soon!), as well as enjoying the giggles and laughter of four-month old Jet, I don’t have time to list and sell items individually in the Poetic Home Etsy shop.  Thus, I’m happy to offer this “wholesale” lot of treasures originally intended for the Poetic Home Etsy shop, but which will be equally happy in your home or Etsy shop!

Here is a list of what the vintage wholesale lot includes (which is not all shown in the photos):

  • VERY COOL 1920s telephone pole lettering kit! This comes in a metal box with three trays of vintage type of numbers and letters in different sizes, original paint, spatulas, and more.  Retail: $100
  • Vintage red wall mount rotary phone. Retail: $65
  • Vintage Wizard Husky fan (works perfectly!). Retail: $30
  • Vintage GE fan (the motor and blades work perfectly, but since it rotates a bit shakily, I recommend this only for decoration purposes). Retail: $20
  • GE Electronic Tubes traveling case (that opens up with shelves inside). Retail: $25
  • 2 vintage Tensor lamps (one is gooseneck, while the other is mid-century modern). Retail: $40
  • 2 perpetual calendars. Retail: $40
  • 2 vintage pencil sharpeners. Retail: $50
  • 1 wooden two-hole punch. Retail: $15
  • Miniature “bookshelf” of paper supplies, wherein some of the “books” still contain air mail labels, photo corners, and more. Retail: $5
  • 4 antique maps of France, Europe, South America, and Italy (each is already wrapped in cellophane and backed in cardboard). Retail: $60
  • 9 pairs of vintage cat eye glasses. Retail: $225
  • 3 10″ and 1 16″ vintage Hollywood movie reels. Retail: $90
  • 4 home movie reels and canisters. Retail: $20
  • Kodak Instamatic Hawkeye Camera in its original box (They still make the film for this!  I have not tested the camera, however.).  Retail: $30
  • Antique wooden stereoscope with 12 black and white stereoscope cards. Retail (via eBay auction prices): $150
  • 2 wooden antique shoe molds. Retail: $15
  • Pottery wall art by a Benedictine monk (the original sales tags are still attached). Retail: $15
  • Plaid vintage suitcase in great condition. Retail: $20
  • Antique leather war field phone.  Retail: $50
  • Vintage watercolor palette (which has been lovingly used, but is still quite cool with life left) and typewriter erasers, an assortment of wooden alphabet blocks, a handful of vintage thread and spools, and more odds and ends!


The lot would retail about $1000, but I’m selling the entire lot for only $350, plus $50 for shipping within the continental United States. If you are a local buyer picking it up in San Diego, I’m happy to include an antique 1920s Underwood typewriter as a free bonus too!  You can buy the lot via this listing on my Etsy shop.  Thanks!

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