Flipping Vintage

Making Money Out of Garbage Picks and Free Stuff and Can Be Very Lucrative

Check out my four most recent free finds and what I can potentially make selling them.

Krista Bennett
4 min readSep 28, 2022
Vintage Glass Grown Brand Greenouse Tomatoes Basket & Leonidas the Great (aka Leo) @Krista Bennett

I have always been a junker and making money by flipping vintage and antique items is by far my most favorite hobby.

Roadside heaps left over from estate sales, certain store dumpsters, or thrifting at the Goodwill. I love looking for treasures in what others have discarded as trash.

And if possible, flipping it for some extra coin.

Potential profit aside, I’ve learned so much about history through researching vintage and antique items.

Learning and earnining, what more could you ask of a hobby?

Turning trash into treasure.

Recently, I had the opporunity to help clean out a property that had been occupied by a hoarder for over 15 years.

It is shocking the amount of clutter people can accumulate in such a short time.

But, it was a junker’s dream and I was glad to be a part of it!

We had two days to empty the house and the rules were: be careful and finders keepers.

I found a lot of collectibles and oddities. This hoarder must have started out as a collector.

Here are four items of interest and/or value that I found and plan to flip.

1930’s Hadees Heaters “Hotternell” Pewter Trinket Dish

Mid-20th Century dinnerware made of pewter is pretty common but speciality items such as trinket dishes, figurines, sculptures and vases can fetch a fair amount on the antique market.

I found this Hotternell naughty risque pewter trinket dish/ashtray, which is interesting to say the least.

In the 1930’s, cars did not come with heaters built in. They were sold as an accessory and installed after you bought the car.

Ha Dees Heater Company was a well known heater manufacturer at that time and used these “Hotternell” (hotter than hell) pewter and bronze trinket/ash trays…



Krista Bennett

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