Selling tips from a certified appraiser in Southern California
Here are a few sources where you can list your antique and vintage items on-line. Just put your cursor over the text and click the link:
For works of art, Georgetown Frame Shoppe actively purchases selected works of art.
You can also try Craig's List to sell heavy items in the local market as they might be difficult or expensive to ship.
Appraise it yourself categories
Discovering the value of your antique and vintage items
There is a lot of information on this web site to help you identify and value your items before you list them for sale. We have an entire page devoted to fine art, prints and fine art appraisals on the Appraise-it-yourself page of this web site. The Jewelry ID page has some identification pointers that we use in every Jewelry Appraisal. The Silver Tips page has some basic information on silver marks and links for hallmarks. It is a good starting point to help you decide if you need a silver appraisal. There is even a page for Pottery Tips, with some useful sources for identification and value.
Deciding on the selling price
How do you decide the selling price for your antique or vintage item? There are different values for different markets. This link provides some information on pricing strategies and how to decide if you need an antique appraisal from a certified appraiser:
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Specialty Appraisals provides personal property appraisals in Southern California including all of San Bernardino County, ca including: San Bernardino, Chino Hills, Redlands, Riverside, the Inland Empire, and nearby locations in the Coachella Valley. Our company provides certified appraisal services to all of Los Angeles County, ca, including the San Gabriel Valley. We frequently receive inquiries for personal property appraisals in Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, and Glendale (and surrounding communities like the San Fernando Valley).
Since we do not charge for travel time, we cover Orange County, ca. Some sample cities include Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange, CA and surrounding cities like Newport Beach and Lake Forest.