Antiques and Collectibles

Online Antique Auctions That Bring High Prices

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.

Are Collectibles Still in Fashion?

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.

What's Popular Right Now?

There are plenty of niche areas that can draw sky-high dollar amounts when properly promoted. For instance:

  • Antique sewing is very hot.
  • Star Wars collectibles are hot, too. Did we mention we sold some Star Wars action figures for more than $25,000 in 2022?
  • Old glass once seemed dead as a popular auction item, but it’s coming back up again.
  • China is doing well again, too.
  • We even sold some license plates for more than $25,000 in 2022. Who would have thought?

Other Hot Markets in the Antiques & Collectibles Realm

  • Leather-bound and first-edition books
  • Comic books
  • Knives and swords
  • Militaria
  • Advertising signs and items
  • Sports items
  • Gaming items and accessories
  • Toys
  • Vintage clothing
  • Costume jewelry
  • Vinyl records
  • Folk art
  • Early photographs, from daguerreotypes to snapshots and 35 mm slides (yes, your old family slides are worth money)
  • Native American artifacts
  • Classic cars
  • Old musical instruments
  • Anything really unusual!

How It Works

Finding the True Treasures

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.

How We Get the Right Price for Your Collectibles

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.

Reach Out Today

Find out more about our antique and collectible estate sale services by reaching out to Burns Auction & Appraisal today.