What's It Worth?

For five years, we’ve learned what has value and what doesn’t. We want to get you the most money we can for your best items and likewise, we want to be honest with you when our experience tells us something has no value.

If you have one hundred items for sale, you will quickly learn that you may have to deal with as many or more people in order to get everything sold. For that matter, even trying to give things away for free is work and some things you can’t even give away! I learned this the hard way. When my Father passed away, I had a whole house full of stuff to get rid of prior to listing our family home on the market and I had no idea where to begin. A local auctioneer told me that I could pack everything up and haul it in to their facility or for a hefty fee, they would come get it but even then, the results they expected just weren’t very promising. I decided to make it my part-time job to find everything a good home and after months of sweat and tears, I wouldn’t wish that ordeal on anyone. This is why I started Curiosity Consignment, and as a second hand personal property dealer, my staff and I make it our jobs to liquidate a lifetimes worth of possessions, selling one item to one person at a time.

Many types of collectibles and antiques have become worth much less due to the generational divide. Generation 'X' does not want heirloom furniture or fancy China sets! I know you think your children want your stuff and you tell yourself that is why you are saving it but they don't! Many of our clients are seniors who need a helping hand to sort and pack things up and we’re happy to provide that assistance. While some items no longer have the value they used to, other things may be worth more than you think. Don’t spend hours researching a whole house full of stuff when all you have to do is give us a call. Some things that we take: identifiable antiques, fine art, fine jewelry, fine art glass & pottery, musical instruments, modern or vintage electronics, collectibles such as figurines, coins, tools, computer related items, high-end, vintage or antique toys and games, history related items, name brand leather goods, music film and sports memorabilia, military related items, model trains, high end hobby and crafting items, business & industrial equipment… almost anything with a perceived value of more than $50. Scroll down for a directory of hundreds of items that we have handled over the past few years and what the sold prices were. Give us good stuff and we will get you great results. We offer formal and informal estate appraisals so if you have a whole house full of things to sort, let us help you sort the trash from the treasure!

Interesting Items

Rolex Cellini Danaos Gold Watch $4650

Submitted by Mike on September 9, 2012
Sale Price
$4,650.00

Everyone knows that Rolex is among the best names in luxury time pieces, but do you know how to tell if one is real? We do! With a high-ticket item like this "Rolex Cellini Danaos Gold Watch", our first strategy was the fishing technique. With a retail price of over $8,000, we tried asking $6,500 for this gently used piece. After a month, our best offer was only $4000. We then asked our consignor to trust us and we put it up for auction starting at just $9.99 and it closed at $4,650.

Burberry Mega Check Canvas Belted Tote

Submitted by Mike on September 9, 2012
Sale Price
$750.00

When it comes to ladies handbags, the prices can skyrocket when you get those emotional bids. This "Burberry Mega Check Canvas Belted Tote" retailed at $1,245! You know darn well that no one actually paid that for it, but to get $750 was a pleasant surprised for being 'gently used'. Items like this are best auctioned to the highest bidder, and believe it or not, we started the bid at just $9.99


 

Vintage N Scale Kadee Brooklyn Locomotive Works Custom Edition Boxcars

Submitted by Mike on September 9, 2012
Sale Price
$4,000.00

Recently we sold "24 Rare Vintage N Scale Kadee Brooklyn Locomotive Works Custom Edition Boxcars" for $4,000. Model trains have always been very collectable, but the current collection we are working with has simply been fantastic. Can you believe that these two dozen mostly-plastic cars which are only about 4 or 5" long sold for so much? Our consignor explained to us why they were in fact rare and we used the 'fishing' technique (explained under eBay Essentials) to get the most we possibly could for them.

Interesting Items

Submitted by Mike on September 9, 2012

Think of this section as a crash course for pickers and consignors. We find that a lot of people are curious about what types of items do well on eBay and the amount they bring. I have gone back through nearly two years of our very own auctions and highlighted the various Interesting Items we've had on consignment. We will continue to update this section as often as we can with the best and sometimes the worst picks.