Found Treasure Cabinet Photo of Mabel Howard of Princeton Massachusetts

I love to hunt and sell vintage photos and postcards.  When I find a photo with a name it is a sure treasure for the family it my find its way back to.


Today I am sharing a photo that I have offered on eBay. This is a one of kind photo you can see it here

This photo is of Mabel Howard from Princeton Massachusetts.

By searching on I have found two Mabel Howards.

Photographer is Everett of Worchester Massachuetts

I have searched ancestry and found 2 Mabel Howards .

First is from 1880 census One’s father is Nelson Howard and mother Sarah Howard. Mabel was born about 1871

The other Mabel was born about 1889 with a father of Uriah and mother Anna. and this comes 1910 census

She could be either one I will include my print out information with the sale.

Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller Fashion Of The Mid To Late 1800s Shown In Cabinet Photos

Today’s posting is showing different fashion of the mid to late 1800’s in women’s dresses.  These photos are available on eBay at this time on auction.  If they do not sell they will be added to my eBay store. Links will take you to my eBay store and to my auctions.  Take a look and see what treasures I am offering.

This beautiful young lady is wearing a dress with a big bustle. On the side you see what looks like a large pin.  Well dressed and wearing a ring on her finger.  Photo does not have her name but she lived in St Paul, Minnesota area some time during the 1860s to 1880s based on her dress.

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The next young lady also lived in St Paul Minnesota area and once again we do not know her name.  Her dress has a smaller detail at the back with a large bow.  Pretty hankie in her hand.

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Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller Searching For Family of Speece and Blakely

Just another day in the life of an eBay seller who loves to buy and sell photos.

Here are a couple of cabinet photos that I have sold recently. Image (485)Image (221)

Today I have been busy listing some cabinet photos to offer tonight on auction at eBay.  Should they not sell first or even second time out they go into my store.

Here is a wonderful photo of a young man by the name of George A Blakely.  Sadly the location of where taken is not on photo.  A quick search at ancestry I found a George A Blakely born in Alabama 1894.  Could be the same person, but no way to be  Image (620)Image (621)

sure of that.  Another photo I am offering on eBay is of this adorable young girl with long hair. We do know that picture was taken in Pekin Illinois by Coles Studio.  On the reverse side is written Cora Belle Speece Tremont Illinois taken June 24 1891.

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Quick check on ancestry and I found what I believe is her death certificate.

Name: Cora Belle Becker
[Cora Belle Speece
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: Aug, 1883
Birth Place: Tremont, Illinois
Death Date: 24 Aug 1937
Death Place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA
Death Age: 54
File Number: 021043
Father: Edward Speece
Mother: Clara Case

This is a great treasure for the family of Cora.

Thank you for stopping by, I will be sharing other cabinet photos that are offered on eBay soon.

Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller

My goal has been to increase items for sale on eBay and not buy any new items until I have listed some of the items that are sitting around.

I have an addiction to buying and selling vintage postcards and photos. Pieces of history in my hand.  So tempting is the buying that I have been staying away from the local auctions.

Some of our sales this week have been the following.

Greetings to Ogunquit Maine

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Restaurant postcard Image (159)

and this real photo postcard

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Buyers are happy to have added these vintage treasures to their collections.

These are some of my most recent solds.  Click on the eBay link to see what I have available.  You will find vintage photos, postcards, jewelry , barbie items and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by..see you soon.

Menu Plan For Week Save Money Eat At Home

I plan to start planning my menu plans weekly ( I hope) .  If I plan my meals we tend to eat dinner at home more often and save money which is so important.  Click on link to see other menu plans from the past

Sunday (today) I am making my home made spaghetti sauce with pasta and hot bread

Monday Mama’s Chicken Salad ( using part of the rotisserie chicken from tomorrows dinner), Water gate salad and crusty bread

Tuesday Rotisserie chicken, mash potatoes and vegetable

Wednesday Home made basil Tomato soup (new recipe for me) Watch for my post and review. Add to soup is grilled cheese sandwiches and chips

Thursday Sloppy Joe with baked beans and chips

Friday General Tao Chicken with rice ( new recipe watch for review)

Saturday Buffet of left overs from the week


Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller

Well it is the middle of summer and sales are slower than normal. Actually down quite a bit , but also we just moved into a smaller apartment.  This could have something to do with our sales slowing down.  We have been busy with packing and moving and I have been to tired to sit and list.  Another factor is we have so much stock  unlisted that I am not buying much new inventory so the excited of new finds could be part of the cause.

On top of that it is vacation time for buyers.  People are busy and away from their computers.

Today I added to eBay some real photo postcards.  From a railroad yard with trains to King George coronation to a school in Minnesota.

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These are fun to look at and great additions to some one’s collection.  My postcards and other items can be found in our store.

Recent sales have been some vintage photos and postcards.

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How are your sales doing , up or down? Leave me a message if you like.

Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller 06/13/16

The weather here has been rainy and a bit chilly except for one day this week.

We skipped garage sales because of this fact and listed  items from the piles of treasures we already purchased.

Sales are picking up some I think and I have attempted to list 5 to 10 items most days.

Some of the items that sold this week are the following.

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Quilt kit new in package that I picked up at a church sale. Sold first time out on auction for $5.00 plus shipping.

Another items was 2 pairs of vintage nylons new in package that I had for some time.  I took a best offer of $10.00 plus shipping and happy to send them out the door.


Last items I will share today is a vintage postcard that are war time love postcards.  I sold two of them at $4.50 each plus shipping.

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Thanks for stopping by… happy hunting for your treasures

Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller 6/8/16

Another day in my life, not much coffee yesterday.  Book sale at the library is this week

Disappointed at amount of books at the sale.  We were a couple hours late to opening but that is not the reason for smaller amount of books.

Still found some that I think will be of interest to others.  Listed 5 of them last night and one sold with in 1 hour. See picture below.

Here are a couple others that were sold within the last 24 hours.

Vintage Good Citizenship Award


Texas 42 vintage Game mailed to Texas


True Crime book Murder at the Glensheen Mansion sold within an hour of adding to Amazon and eBay. Sold on eBay for $5.00

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Last night I was able to list 6 items , 5 of them on both eBay and Amazon. I also promoted my listings on facebook, pinterest and twitter.

Maybe that is why we sold we above paperback so fast.

Another day has started and we need to decide if we return to the library to scan the books.

eBay has offered an extra 100 auctions for the next few days.  I prefer fixed price but will take advantage of some of these.

Have a great day.. thanks for stopping by. i am off to continue my day on eBay and beyond.

Another Day In The Life Of An eBayer 06/06/16

Every day is a new adventure in the life of an internet seller.

I start my day with a cup of coffee and my flavored creamer and wait for my computer to come on.

What is today’s plan?  List of course  and pack our packages to go to the post office .

Also on my to do list is promoting our listings on facebook, pinterest and twitter.

My daily goal is list at least 10 items then promote those 10 on facebook and pinterest. I then tweet the 10 and then go and tweet another 10 to 40 older listings.

Last night after shutting down my business and climbing into bed my phone started to caching with solds on ebay.

We sold this vintage cocktail stirrer spoon from the Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas.


The next item that sold before I fell asleep was this fabric sample from Longaberger.


Then came the sale of these little rain bonnet purses.  Each has a rain bonnet and my grandmother would carry this in her purse in case she got caught in the rain. Last year I bought a box of these at an estate sale and this is the last of that purchase.


Last item I will share at this time is this darling postcard.  It is part of a series I bought at an auction some time ago.

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Time to go and list my 10 items, go to post office and then to a local auction this evening.

See you later .. Grace

Another day in an eBayers Life

Every day is an adventure in the life of an internet seller.

I start my day with a cup of coffee and my flavored creamer and wait for my computer to come on.

What is today’s plan?  List of course  and pack our packages to go to the post office tomorrow.

Added to my list of things to do is promoting our listings on eBay, pinterest and twitter. We also edit our listings and maybe some hunting for new product.

Today hubby and I listed 13 new items , relisted a few and got our mail together for tomorrow’s run to the post office.

We are at 1889 items for sale. We prepared for the mail 6 packages, have 1 to still do and we are waiting for payment on 2 items that will go to Germany.

Here are some of our  new items for our eBay store.

This weekend I found at a garage sale this

Mickey Mouse single waffle maker by Disney


At a yearly church sale I found this scrap book kit that I put into my store for 30 days



The day is cloudy , windy and we are almost done when hubby spots a pile of books on cars.  Here is one that he listed on auction. … Hemmings books of Mustangs , Nashes and Studebakers.

Some of the items we sold and got ready for the mail are photos, postcards and a cookbook


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The day is nearing the end and time to call it a day. See you soon.