What are some things to expect when you begin to sell antiques and collectibles?

When you dive into selling antiques and collectibles, you quickly find that there are some expectations when you sell an item.

What are some of the things that you should expect to happen when it comes to selling antiques and collectibles?

You will sell quite a few items that are priced below $100.  I cannot count how many items that I have sold over the years that are below $100.  There are several reasons that can account for this—it could be the shopper wants to decorate with the item or it could be a gift for a friend or loved one.

Another reason is that selling the high-priced items will take a little longer to do.  It’s not that the item has a problem with it or that no one wants it, but rather it might take someone a lot of thinking about in order for them to break out the money and buy it.

You will get an offer on an item that you are selling that you will not be able to take.  I have heard of several reasons when a price is not accepted, but the most common reason is that the offer on the piece for sale is too low.

This is a small handful of things to expect when it comes to buying and selling antiques and collectibles. What others have you run across?

One thought on “What are some things to expect when you begin to sell antiques and collectibles?

  1. I found it helpful when you said that you may consider selling items below $100. As you said, it is possible that the shopper wants to decorate with the item. My late father has vintage tackles that we don’t find a use anymore, so I am planning to sell them. What I want is to make sure that all of them would be sold since we are decluttering his old house. I will consider all your tips.

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