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

Antique Meissen Victorian Porcelain Figurine 127 57 Cherubim Angels

Submitted by Mike on November 30, 2021
Sale Price
$1,158.00
Antique Meissen Victorian Porcelain Figurine 127 57 Cherubim Angels

Old porcelain figurines are one of the top ten items people used to collect but now call us to get rid of. Most such figurines have limited value and can be difficult to sell but a few can have fantastic value. Anything made by Meissen - usually marked with a pair of blue crossed swords - requires a close look. Meissen has been producing fine china items since the early 1700's and still have a following of collectors to this day. It's important to note that this figure did not have any damage - if it had any chips, the value would have been much less.

Antique Victorian Mahogany Mira Swiss Music Box w 50 Record Discs

Submitted by Mike on November 29, 2021
Sale Price
$3,000.00
Antique Victorian Mahogany Mira Swiss Music Box w 50 Record Discs

The fact that this actually still worked was a big contributor to the value but even moreso was the fact that it had 50 music records with it. I know large old music boxes have a small but serious following of collectors but I was pleasantly surprised with this sale which makes up for all the sales last month I was disappointed with hahahaha.

Old Chinese Qing Carved Xinjiang Zitan Wood Spinach Jade Ruyi Scepter

Submitted by Mike on November 29, 2021
Sale Price
$920.00
Old Chinese Qing Carved Xinjiang Zitan Wood Spinach Jade Ruyi Scepter

So I've been talking about the rise in value for old Chinese items and I was super excited to see that pieces very similar to this had previously sold for as much as $10,000! After several months fishing for an offer, I let it auction on eBay and this was the high bid. I was pretty disappointed as I thought it was worth so much more but I should know by now to take my own advice: Just because I see something someone else sold or think I know something, I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up in the first place.