Cashing in Your Collectibles: How to identify, value, and sell your treasures
|Publisher:||F+W Media, Inc.|
|Number of pages:||160|
Before you tackle that tangle of boxes in your attic, garage, orbasement, arm yourself with advice from the experts. In Cashingin Your Collectibles, Miriam Plans, author of Caring for YourAntiques & Collectibles, provides step-by-step tips on:•Identifying your articles by looking for hallmarks, touchmarks,trademarks, or other distinguishing features.• Researching and evaluating the market price of your item,using libraries, museums, collectors' clubs, the Internet, priceguides, and more.•Hiring an appraiser, and what you can expectfor your money.•Finding and using various avenues for selling —including auctions, dealers, consignment houses,mail order, yard sales — and the mechanics of theselling process.• Determining whether you should considerdonating your items to charity.Not only will you discover treasures amongyour glassware and china, but everydayitems — from tools and marbles to corkscrewsand old postcards — might hold somesurprises as well. Enjoy the satisfactionof an orderly attic while cashing in onyour collectibles!