What we take

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.  As a consignment store that handles furniture, read this post here to get an idea as to what we will take. Furniture pieces must have a perceived value of over $200. 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. Throw the trash in the trash and donate your knickknacks, used clothing, kids toys, and low-end housewares to charity.

 

Interesting Items

Ancient Archaic Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Lot

Sold Price: 
$130.00

Not all old things have value. These oil lamps were probably made when Jesus walked the Earth but they are fairly common if you look for them. Plain ones like this have a fairly low value but some that have more detail can sell for big bucks. Things this old should really be in a museum and it's not often we find things that are really 2000 years old so it was fun to see them....

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Julius Gutman Store Christmas Toy Catalog 1951

Sold Price: 
$65.00

It wasn't until post war that retailers began to seiously market to children. Holiday comic / activity books like these sprinkled with toy ads were a great way to get mom and dad to do their shopping at one specific store so as not to dissapoint. Things like this just weren't meant to last and that is why they were worth $65 today.

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Detecto Mid Century Clothes Hamper Gold Hollywood Regency

Sold Price: 
$40.00

Yes, a clothing hamper. When I found it digging around on a housecall last week the owner said in disbeliefe 'You really want that?' He gave it to me for free and in less than one week it sold on eBay for $40. The buyer also paid another $40 in shipping so the real value was $80 to him or her. People don't generally save stuff like this for 50 years so it's easier to sell than you might think as there are many folks trying to recreate the perfect mid century look. 

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