The antiques and collectibles universe is huge. The tricky part, for those who suddenly find themselves in possession of a huge collection, is figuring out what’s highly sought-after and what’s long forgotten. That’s where Burns Auction & Appraisal, and our experience with antique and collectible estate sales, come in.
Contrary to popular belief, it is simply not true that people aren’t buying these things anymore. People just aren’t, for the most part, buying what their parents were buying. There are broad categories of items that are in – and, at the same time, broad categories of items that are out.
There are plenty of niche areas that can draw sky-high dollar amounts when properly promoted. For instance:
The beauty of an auction is that, with great photos and advertising, the market will respond. We would never have dreamed of putting $25,000 price tags on the Star Wars figures or license plates. But the bidders drove them up. Even the die-hard collectors were amazed by those results.
With the combination of our expertise and skill in identifying, presenting and marketing these items – along with an auction format that leads to competitive bidding – the results are typically very good on antiques and collectibles. We are happy to meet to give you a sense of what you have in any given estate.
Find out more about our antique and collectible estate sale services by reaching out to Burns Auction & Appraisal today.