Preserve the value of your items

 

What we pay can be affected by many variables. In an effort to pay you as much as possible, we have listed some tips below.

 

DON'T

 

  • When storing your collectibles please don't store them in an area that is affected by cigarette smoke.
  • When transporting your items to your appointment, do not smoke in the car even if the items are covered. It may affect the condition of your item
  • When packing your items to transport them, be aware of items bumping each other. For many items it just does not matter, but some items such as Barbies in original packaging, the condition of the box is vital. We have had people throw Barbies in a garbage bag and turn them from valuable collector pieces to damaged items.
  • Depending on security be careful packing your car at night. Get up a little earlier. Just play it safe. : )
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    DO

     

    Remember to bring...

     

    We often pay more when the following things are included with your items.

     

  • Original box and packaging
  • Original receipt (not practical in most cases but is a small plus)
  • Dust covers (These often come with designer handbags and high end shoes.)
  • Appraisals. Important especially with jewelry as it helps determine quality of stones.
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    DO

     

    Watch for breakables. Some items can break very easily. Lladro, Hummels, Lalique, Precious Moments, Crystal etc. You can wrap some items in bubble wrap or towels, but be careful of having anything touching very delicate things such as the flowers on some Lladro pieces. Newspaper can work but be careful, the ink can rub off. Remember it is not just the items bumping each other but sudden stops or any kind of shock can that can cause damage.

     

    If you have fragile items, please review our packing tips for fragile items page.

     

    Remember to review our home page. We buy many things and we often hear during an appointment, "I did not know you bought that." You may be surprised what else you have that we may be buying...

     

    Ask a friend or family member to come with you. It is often more pleasant and fun to bring a friend along. They may have items to sell as well.

     

    THINGS WE BUY:

    Pictures of some of the items we have bought.

     

    Designer Handbags & Accessories: Coach, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Botkier, Dooney & Bourke, Tod's, Hermès, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo...
     
    Figurines: Lladro, Armani, Hummel, Dept 56, Precious Moments, B&G, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Disney...
     
    Crystal: Swarovski, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal World, Fostoria, Rogaska, Waterford...
     
    Coins, Bullion and Precious Metals: U.S. Coins, Gold, Silver, Coin Albums, Graded Coins, Mint Sets, Foreign Coins...
     
    Time Pieces: Rolex, Movado, Pocket Watches, Cartier, Elgin...
     
    Plush Toys: Ty Beanie Babies, Disney, Warner Brothers, Coca Cola, Steiff...
     
    Jewelry: Engagement Rings, Gold, Silver, Class Rings, Broken Gold and Silver Jewelry...
     
    Dolls: Barbie, Madame Alexander, American Girl, Lee Middleton, Ashton Drake, Seymour Mann...
     
    Cookie Jars: Glenn Appleman, Fitz and Floyd, Star jars, Puritan, McCoy, Hall, Shawnee, American Bisque, Acme, Radko, Metlox, Goebel, Hull, Warner Bros, Disney, Treasure Craft...
     
    More: Railroad items, Cookie Jars, Trains, Antique Toys...