Things went a little nuts with the second batch of Lehman Brothers mugs. They shot up like a rocket!I expected them to sell, but not to do much better than the first batch, which peaked at around $30 during an auction.
I guess someone really wanted it and bid it up to over $100!
So, I am not that big of a fool. I went back to the thrift store to see if the mugs were still there. There were a dozen, initially. I bought only the OK looking ones, and left six behind. The six sold quickly, and for a pretty good price.
The cups at the thrift vanished for a while, but then returned.
The next month, my sales were slow, so I went and bought four. I figured it was an easy $40 or so, and every dollar helps. I left two behind, figuring I shouldn’t hog this opportunity. You can’t take all the honey.
This second batch did better than the first, even though they have a printing flaw.
I went back, and the last two cups were still there. None of the resellers had been checking the mugs to see if they were selling! It was a trip. The first picture I’d taken, of that first mug, was right in the store. You can see it in the background.
So, I bought them.
At least one of these last two will go up for auction soon.