Blog

Dept 56 Baltimore Arts Tower & Ed Sullivan Theater: SOLD

Submitted by Mike on March 3, 2014
Sale Price
$96.00

Many items that are made to be 'collected' are mass produced in China and don't hold much value. While we do handle some of these types of collectibles, we often will group them for sale in pairs on eBay to create an attractive auction worth fighting for. We find that only the largest Dept 56 pieces are even worth selling.

 

1982 Rolex OysterQuartz Presidential Day Date Chronometer: SOLD

Submitted by Mike on February 24, 2014
Sale Price
$6,450.00

While any 18k gold watch is certainly worth a lot of money, a recognized name like Rolex makes it worth much more. We were actually hoping for a better price on this piece but the whole world had a chance to fight over it and the final price was about the most we were going to get. Keep in mind that high-end items have high markups and just because something costs - say $12,000 new - doesn't mean it is really worth it. As a reputable consignment broker - we had the credibility needed to sell this on eBay without buyers wondering about the authenticity.

 

BOWERS & WILKINS B&W Theater Speakers 802D SCMS ASW855 HTM2 SOLD:

Submitted by Mike on February 24, 2014
Sale Price
$11,600.00

On the one hand, technology items and electronics depreciate faster than a new car. But on the other hand, any high-end name brand item holds value longer than a lesser item. The retail price on these speakers was about $25,000 in 2006 - so being able to recoup nearly 50% in 2014 was noteworthy. We actually did the consignment customer a favor by selling them as a group as opposed to parting them out and this saved him quite a bit of money in commissions.