Posts in «Auction Tips» category

Old lamps may light up your bank account

Collecting Treasures: Don’t ever think that an old, dingy item sitting in Grandma’s house or in the garage is worthless Recently, one of our clients contracted us to sell the contents of his home, which is nothing new since we pick up hundreds of estates every year. But this home down in central Phoenix had something […]

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3 tips for purchasing Native American jewelry

Collecting Treasures: The reality is, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can get duped A few months ago, I shared important things to consider when purchasing Native American rarities. In that article, I gave an overview of the laws and emphasized how important craftsmanship and provenance are when evaluating the value of […]

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Collecting or Hoarding — One in the same?

Collecting Treasures: Everyone has their view of what a collection is or what a hoarding situation is Being in the auction estate liquidation business, I’ve seen things … bad things and really cool things. Everyone has their view of what a collection is or what a hoarding situation is and there is a big difference! […]

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Vintage fans are a cool collectible

Vintage and retro-style fans are cool right now, and what’s fascinating is that their collectibility defies the laws of supply and demand. A large generation of Baby Boomers and older are downsizing and selling their household items, including these old fans, and people of all ages, especially Millennials, are willing to pay top dollar for them. […]

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Top 5 collectibles to collect in the next 5 years

When it comes to collecting, most people collect based upon what they like regardless of what the cost is versus what the value is, and that’s OK. But, if you’re interested in collecting with the hopes of making your investment gather more than dust, then watching the current trends and sticking to the market that […]

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