Posts in «Auction Tips» category

Selling Signs of Past Times

In November 2018, we had our largest estate auction, which featured more than 200 vintage advertising signs and a large collection of Native American pottery, baskets, rugs, and beaded items from multiple tribes. It was so large, it took four 24-foot moving trucks and two trailers to transport everything from the Camp Verde home to […]

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How Valuable Are Your Christmas Collectibles?

Dare I say that Christmas can be competitive? When it comes to bidding on Christmas decorations at auction, yes, a good-natured biddy frenzy can erupt over a single ornament. There’s a big market for vintage Christmas collectibles, and I bet some people are unpacking their boxes right now, getting ready to decorate their homes right […]

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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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