Q:

Where can I sell antiques?

A:

There are many different places a person can sell antiques. Many people sell antiques to dealers who own antique stores, while others choose to sell them online or at a garage sale. Antique auctions, flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales are other places antiques are bought and sold.

Know More

Full Answer

Selling an antique usually starts with a careful research of the piece (or similar items) on the market to determine its possible value. In most cases, the buyer and seller will negotiate on the price, so knowing what the item is worth allows the seller to start at a reasonable number. If the buyer is an antiques dealer who will resell the item, the seller should expect to get less than the item is worth. Dealers may only be willing to pay about half the current market price.

Learn more in Antiques

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where can I sell an antique typewriter?

    A:

    It is possible to sell an antique typewriter online via an auction site like eBay or to a local antiques dealer. Approaching a local antiques dealer is the easiest solution, as it avoids auction site fees and leads to a fast sale.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you sell an antique stove?

    A:

    Don't let your antique stove gather any more dust. Sell your stove with minimal effort by marketing, locating resellers and finding the right customers who appreciate antique appliances.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What sort of objects do antique malls sell?

    A:

    There are a wide variety of items sold at antique malls such as antique furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, books and military memorabilia. The specific types of objects will vary depending on the location of the antique mall. For example, in some areas of the country, shabby-chic might be popular, while perhaps not so much in others.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you determine the value of an old sewing machine?

    A:

    A person can estimate the value of an old sewing machine by taking the machine to an experienced antique dealer and finding a similar machine at an antique store, according to the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society. Another way is to post the machine on an auction website for a small value with no reserve.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore