Sears’ bankruptcy filing on Monday drummed up plenty of nostalgia for its heyday as the world’s biggest retailer.
As Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. works to save its business, there’s no shortage of people willing to sell you memorabilia from its days as a retail empire. Resale websites like eBay hawk decades-old Sears catalogs, employee pins, vintage advertisements and items like ceramic kitchenware sets.
But a stash of old Sears catalogs in the attic, while good for a trip down memory lane, probably won’t make you rich.
A case in point: A 1935 Craftsman power tools catalog sold for $34.49 on eBay on Monday, the day Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...