I usually go to garage sales on Saturday morning and I stopped at the first one, even though there wasn’t much out there. I saw the Hummel laying on a blanket and it had just been put down by another customer.
I picked it up and checked it and it was in pristine condition, even had the sticker still on the back with the name and numbered on the bottom. A music box was next to it and, also, was in great condition. I snapped them up quickly and was only charged $3 each.
A MI Hummel is a figurine that is very collectable. The one that I found was made in the 1940’s I believe. The older the Hummel, usually the more that it is worth. I am planning on taking it to someone to tell me exactly how much it is worth.
I researched the Hummel and it is worth about $375 and the music box is worth about $300. I am looking into getting the music box part fixed. Also, I found out it isn’t a trinket box, but a cigarette box that was probably made in the 1940’s.
My second stop was a huge garage sale that was very organized. I’m always looking for pants that will fit, and I noticed 2 pairs of “Not Your Daughters Jeans” from Nordstroms, my size, tags still attached. They were asking $2 each, so I grabbed them, paid and came home.
So proud of you for having the eye for finding these valuable items! I’m still looking for an oval coffee table as part of my living room redesign project. You have to hunt a lot of garage sales to find such value.
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