Sometimes it is funny what one person might think to sell that another might not. I know little about cars so I definitely would not think of selling something like hub caps, the product which has made Hub Cap Annie famous.
Hub Cap Annie's journey was from working in pharmaceutical sales to 'queen' of the hub caps. I'll call her that, I'm not sure if anyone else has.
When Hub Cap Annie no longer wanted to work in pharmaceutical sales she opened a store for used hubcaps in Denver, Colorado.
Hubcaps turned out to be an industry that was fairly dirty to work in but also quite interesting. As she herself said in The Star Pheonix, "I love this collection. The designs are so ornate and the craftsmanship is so exquisite."
Hub Cap Annie started off with 600 hubcaps that she purchased from a police officer. Eventually she owned a business that sold hubcaps and had a collection of 20,000 hubcaps.
She sold the business in 2008 but kept some of her favorite hubcaps including those from many manufacturers the likes of Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Willys Knight, Chandler and Houk.
Yesterday's local newspaper shared the fact that Hub Cap Annie has put her personal collection up for sale on Craigslist. She is asking $25,000 for her "Rare Vintage Grease, Center & Hub Cap Collection."
And yes, it looks like used hub caps are a good candidate for Something To Sell on eBay:
Is there a
hub cap in your future?
Read the Star Pheonix article, Hub Cap Annie Seeks A Good Home For Her Collection.