One of my readers, Susan, who had the epic find of a Kieselstein-Cord trophy bag (found for cheap at a church sale) for $755 on eBay (http://www.yardsalers.net/backissues/issue1-30.asp), gives us another hot tip - midcentury modern flatware, specifically bamboo flatware made by Stanley Roberts.
"The wonderful flips are always a good surprise. I am keeping my eyes open now for stainless flatware sets and partial sets. I sold some of that old bamboo stuff that everyone had in the 70�s for a ridiculous price recently. It was sitting in my drawer for use at Thanksgiving. I decided that the $180 or whatever that I got for it was worth the 'sacrifice.'
"I bought a set of 'Astro' for $10.00 at auction. I haven�t listed it yet, but it is from the 60�s and sells for crazy numbers. Keep your eyes out for any stainless that looks midcentury, or the Stanley Roberts bamboo stuff.
"I guess that�s my personal flip story for today!"
You heard it here. More about midcentury modern in another post. (A hint: think angular, 50s, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames chairs, "Dwell" magazine).