From my experiences in selling vintage fashion and clothing items, bright/loud colors and patterns seem to be the most desirable. Try to keep an eye on what the current hot trends are as well!
• Found At: Thrift Store in Michigan
• Purchased For: $2.50
• Value: Sold for $10 (August, 2012)
• A Little History Lesson: After the First World War, hand-painted ties became an accepted form of decoration in America. The widths of some of these ties went up to 4.5 inches (11 cm). These loud, flamboyant ties sold very well all the way through the 1950s. (Source: wikipedia.org)