• New listingVintage Wooden fruit boxes (x20) Free Delivery

    Gorgeous vintage fruit boxes x20 Boxes are in great vintage condition all boxes have been pressure washed and are in solid usable condition most boxes have original painted farm markings on them,price is for all 20, please study photos carefully. Free delivery within 20kms of Melbourne cbd(STRICTLY ON THE BUY NOW PRICE) message me if unsure on delivery to your area. Questions welcomed.
    AU $250.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Ice Box Fridge

    Two door fridge / freezer ice box fridge. Fridge has shelves but freezer shelves and base tray missing. Would look great with a bit of restoration - see pictures. Pick up or can be delivered within reason for a price
    AU $40.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Today at 20:40 AEST1hLocal pickup
  • New listingR Carr England Silver Picture Frame Clock

    R Carr England. Silver Clock. Unsure if glass is missing from the face or if there was no glass originally. See up close images for fine scratching.
    AU $50.00
    AU $8.90 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingMETTERS ACE No1 wood fire combustion stove & oven cast iron

    METTERS ACE No1 wood fire combustion stove & oven cast iron need some TLC selling as is viewing is welcome email any questions happy bidding
    AU $200.00
    0 bidsEnding 30 Aug at 14:09 AEST9d 18hLocal pickup
  • Antique Safe, original, working order

    Antique Safe in good working order. Estimated at approx. Perfect for restoration or use as is - key included. Brass knob a bit wobbly but works fine and could be refitted. Addition of an internal steel shell has been done recently to include a shelf.
    AU $280.00
    Local pickup
    15 watching
  • Lead Light Pane

    Have for sale a piece of lead light window in excellent condition. Pick-up only.
    AU $30.00
    0 bidsEnding Today at 20:08 AEST28m 48sLocal pickup
  • OLD Vintage Horse Bit

    AU $20.00
    0 bids
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending Today at 19:48 AEST9m 35s
  • Vintage Antique Black Natural Pearl Red Beaded Chain Gothic Necklace Estate Find

    Main feature is a gorgeous pearl design. Rare find! In good vtg condition.
    AU $0.99
    0 bids
    AU $2.50 postage
    Ending Today at 20:15 AEST35m 43s
  • Speaking Dog Coin Bank Cast Iron Shepherd Hardware 1837

    Cast iron Presume Reproduction Please see photos for rest of description Please note my 100% positive feedback since 2002
    AU $89.00
    AU $12.80 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listing Singer Antique Sewing Machine - Base For Table Restoration

    This antique sewing machine would be ideal as a restoration project, to make a table. Cash on pick up. Pick up is from Ferntree Gully.
    AU $40.00
    0 bidsEnding 26 Aug at 20:30 AEST6dLocal pickup
  • Vintage Antique Silver Lucky Horse Shoe Bottle Cap Pendant Necklace Estate Find

    Main feature is a gorgeous horse shoe design. Rare find!
    AU $0.99
    1 bid
    AU $2.50 postage
    Ending Today at 20:17 AEST37m 51s
  • Salter antique hanging scales. Double sided. Model 236 T

    Salter antique hanging scales. Double sided. Model 236 T.
    AU $187.50
    4 bids
    AU $30.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 14:00 AEST2d 18h

    AU $20.95
    3 bids
    AU $12.50 postage
    Ending Friday at 16:15 AEST3d 20h
  • AEI old vintage ceramic kettle with bakelite lid

    Vintage jug not in use, collect from Parramatta
    AU $5.00
    1 bidEnding Today at 19:53 AEST14m 4sLocal pickup
  •  Singer  Antique sewing machine

      Antique Singer sewing machine .  Selling as a display piece , not sure if it works . This machine is in good condition . It has been refinished at some time . Comes with 2 spare draws .  Use the pictures to complete the description . Ask questions if you are unsure . Pickup is from Mill Park Vic .
    AU $50.00
    1 bidEnding 26 Aug at 10:31 AEST5d 14hLocal pickup
  • Old duck decoy

    Size of a teal duck.
    AU $0.99
    0 bids
    AU $18.00 postage
    Ending 28 Aug at 13:08 AEST7d 17h
  • Antique Rare Pawn Broker, Bank cashier Cage Signage

    Antique Rare Pawn Broker, Bank cashier Cage Signage that has been sandblasted to remove all rust and paint and has been resprayed in undercoat, ready for you to spray in the colors you want This is a very old and extremely rare. Just look at the workmanship. Very unlikely to ever find one of these again. Pick up from keysborough victoria, Happy to work with your courier if you want to organise it. Please use pics as best form of description Any questions, please ask before bidding Preferred payment is cash on pick up Winning bidder to make contact within 3 days of auction ending and pick up with in 7 days unless organised prior See my other items for more great unusual and collectable stuff
    AU $299.00
    0 bidsEnding Today at 20:28 AEST48m 50sLocal pickup
  • Old Oak Desk Writting Box 1912

    Desk writing box oak, missing ink wells, has a draw, shield inscription reads” To H.D McLelland Esq from Parents & Citizens Mudgee South Public School 20/04/12” some nicks and marks here and there with some paint spots. Measures:310mmx180mmx80mm.
    AU $25.00
    0 bidsEnding 26 Aug at 11:11 AEST5d 15h
  • Antique Flour Scales

    Antique flour scales determined by the pouring spout on the brass container
    AU $95.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Large antique/vintage trunk / coffee table, Rustic industrial, Dural, NW sydney

    Pick up only from Dural area of Sydney. If you arrive to collect it and it is not as you expected I won’t hold you to the deal. However the price is final. Cash on pickup preferred. The trunk is 35.5cm high and 90.5cm long, 51cm front-to-back.
    AU $60.00
    0 bidsEnding Tuesday at 16:44 AEST21h 4mLocal pickup
  • Antique German Automaton Singing Bird In Gilded Cage Music Box- For Restoration

    Sat & Sun. 10am - 4ish.
    AU $350.00
    0 bids
    AU $18.50 postage
    Ending Today at 22:34 AEST2h 55m
  • Antique/vintage rustic industrial painted wooden box/trunk/coffee table

    Could be used as a coffee table, for storage of art materials or sewing stuff, or for display. (The books I have used in the pictures are smaller than average, by the way.). It is a beautiful colour.
    AU $80.00
    0 bidsEnding Tuesday at 16:45 AEST21h 6mLocal pickup

    Antique Victorian chess table. Octagonal shape top. Timber veneer. 3 legged base with flat circular feet. Octagonal tapered middle stem - Top 6.5cm/Bottom 10cm 72cmH x 49cmW Chess squares measure 3.7cm. Please look at all photos for more clarification. PICK UP AND CASH PAYMENT FROM SOMERS, VIC.
    AU $250.00
    Local pickup
  • Antique Standard Lamp with Metal Clawed Feet 1940s

    This item was bought by my grandparents in the 1940s. The polished wood stem attaches to a wooden base. The wooden stem is in very good condition.
    AU $50.00
    0 bidsEnding Tuesday at 12:30 AEST16h 51mLocal pickup
  • New listing Old case box for pair of percussion cap or flintlock pistols gun powder flask 

    A nice old case with key for a pair of large percussion or flintlock pistols.
    AU $49.00
    0 bids
    AU $20.00 postage
    Ending 26 Aug at 15:45 AEST5d 20h
  • Antique Metters “THE QUEEN” stove no.7 Australian made

    Antique Metters the queen no.7 heating stove in mottled enamel Made in Australia Images form majority of description. Also welcome to come and inspect prior to bidding in bonnet bay within the Sutherland shire NSW
    AU $270.00
    0 bidsEnding Friday at 20:12 AEST4dLocal pickup
  • Antique Wood Stove

    This stove has a large water jacket very good for heating water any question call 0427617300
    AU $2,000.00
    0 bidsEnding Tuesday at 11:19 AEST15h 40mLocal pickup
  • 1920’s Hat Block Brim 30cmish/ free Spacer

    Large brim block is not marked as godfreys made just was told this by previous owner fantastic condition #291 Free 21 1/2 Spacer valued at aprox $60
    AU $80.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Tuesday at 8:36 AEST12h 57mLocal pickup
  • Vintage Antique Silver Yellow Citrine Crystal Bling Chain Necklace Estate Find

    Main feature is a gorgeous crystal design. Rare find! In good vtg condition.
    AU $3.58
    4 bids
    AU $2.50 postage
    Ending Today at 20:19 AEST40m 17s
  • Genuine Italian Restucci S.p.A 800 Silver Cutlery Set

    Italian cutlery set - Restucci A.P 800. Unsure of value now but could be worth a lot, I purchased for $399 collection piece in 2006, Brunswick east
    AU $250.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • powder flask related oil bottle percussion pistol cased set Black powder colt 

    Perfect for cased set colt ect. A nice reproduction small pewter oil bottle.
    AU $22.50
    2 bids
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending 26 Aug at 12:41 AEST5d 17h
  • Vintage Antique Wall Barometer Thermometer Oak Timber Chrome England

    AU $25.00
    0 bids
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 16:13 AEST20h 34m

    Orange, almond, pineapple, strawberry, peppermint, raspberry & coconut. Rawleigh Essence x 2 fluid ounce John Bull Essence x 1 fluid ounce: peppermint. McClintocks Essence x 1 fluid ounce: peppermint, pineapple, almond.
    AU $20.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Tuesday at 9:41 AEST14h 2mLocal pickup
  • ***RARE*** Vintage Woolworths Plastic Grocery Bag ***RARE***

    The bag can also hang from any door handle and still withstand the weight of many other Woolworths bags inside of it (see pictures). Thulin's design produced a simple, strong bag with a high load-carrying capacity, and was patented worldwide by Celloplast in 1965.
    AU $0.01
    1 bidEnding 29 Aug at 15:09 AEST8d 19h
  • Heavy Gilt Ormolu Cast Metal Figural Comport Centrepiece on Marble Base 1870s

    A beautiful solid cast metal comport mounted upon a solid marble base. The metal has a gilt or ormolu finish. The stand features a detailed and dramatic action scene of a man wrestling a Lion. He’s dropped his club and frankly- I don’t like his chances! A wonderful, possibly French made piece presenting in excellent aged condition with surface rubbing wear only. The marble base excellent. No makers marks I can see? The stand is 21cm in height and approx 19.5cm in diameter. Total weight 1.9 Kilos.
    AU $11.05
    4 bidsEnding 26 Aug at 21:25 AEST6d 1h
  • Leather Horse HARNESS strap Thick OLD buckles LONG 2.6 Meter

    Pics show all...overall still reasonably supple for age.....over 2.5 meters long.....has buckles see pics...leather is 3 ply thick....then down too two ply....then finally to one ply at the end....not sure what it's exactly for?....happy to answer any questions
    AU $39.90
    AU $18.50 postage
    or Best Offer
  • NCR 82 Antique Cash Register with Original Guarantee & Instruction Manual & Keys

    For Auction here I have an Original NCR 82 Cash Register. Is in Mint condition and all in perfect working order. Had Original Instruction Manual and also has Original Guarantee that is dated 22-7-65 Please check photos carefully. Has two keys and two Original receipt rolls. A part of History and a very rare find. Pick only Moorabbin or happy to post at your cost.
    AU $10.50
    9 bidsEnding Thursday at 12:29 AEST2d 16hLocal pickup
  • New listingAntique Cream Seperator

    Cream seperator Alfa-laval. P ick up from Pakenham, Vic.
    AU $30.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • 8 Pots/Urns/Vases & Wall Clock Pick Up Cremorne

    Pick up Cremorne
    AU $0.99
    1 bidEnding Thursday at 15:05 AEST2d 19hLocal pickup
  • A lovely Vintage Silver Plate set - 8 mixed piece

    Silver Plate Large Spoon. Large Silver Plate Bowl. Silver Plate Sugar Bowl. Silver Plate Cream Bowl and Lid.
    AU $49.99
    0 bids
    AU $16.00 postage
    Ending Today at 19:39 AEST36s
  • Classic Style Brass Light Shade Gallery 16.5cm

    16.5cm in diameter. Other sizes also available.
    AU $15.00
    Free postage
    5 watching
  • Vintage Desktop Brass & Copper Replica Diving Bell US NAVY Helmet 1900s

    A terrific scaled down divers helmet, brass and copper and very well made scaled down replica of the real thing. A beautiful aged verdigris patina only enhances the helmets appeal and condition is actually very good aside from this aged patina. I note one of the glass lenses pops loose into the helmet So ill be sure to stabilise this for packing purposes and the glass sits neatly in place unless rather rudely bumped. Bears a makers plaque to the front US NAVY DIVING HELMET MARK IV MORSE DIVING CO INC BOSTON MASS as shown. Across the shoulder plate the helmet is 22.5cm the helmet is 16cm wide. Weight 1 kilo approx.
    AU $21.50
    7 bidsEnding 26 Aug at 22:08 AEST6d 2h
  • Vintage Antique Folding Open Book Stand

    A conversation point!
    AU $10.00
    0 bidsEnding Wednesday at 20:00 AEST2dLocal pickup
  • Fab Wolfe Vintage Antique Dressmakers Mannequin Shop Display Wire Cage French

    AU $485.00
    0 bidsEnding Friday at 12:04 AEST3d 16hLocal pickup
  • Vintage Antique Gold Thread Brown Lucite Beaded Necklace Vtg Estate Find Boho

    Made from lucite (no markings). In good vtg condition. Main feature is a gorgeous beaded design. Rare find!
    AU $0.99
    0 bids
    AU $2.50 postage
    Ending 27 Aug at 21:45 AEST7d 2h
  • 1950s National Cash Register

    1950s (I think - the date on the warranty sticker is 1961) National cash register. Is in good working order. The screen on the back operates correctly. The handle turns, dings and opens the draw. Not sure if the receipt roll works. The wood is a bit nicked and worn and the veneer is peeling a bit. Collect from Richmond, Victoria. Quite heavy.
    AU $120.00
    0 bidsEnding 26 Aug at 17:26 AEST5d 21hLocal pickup
  • 18ct Solid Gold Vintage Ring

    What you see is what you get
    AU $53.00
    2 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 12:48 AEST4d 17h
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