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

Asian Inlaid Wood Hanging Wall Display Case Curio Shelf Cabinet

Submitted by Mike on January 26, 2022
Sale Price
$380.00
Asian Inlaid Wood Hanging Wall Display Case Curio Shelf Cabinet

Funny story, I had a dealer friend come by the other day and I offered to sell this to him for $100. He thought that was too expensive and walked away but literally a few hours later, someone bought it on eBay for the $380 retail I was asking. It gets better, another buddy who does remodeling and brings me empty boxes for shipping had just dropped off a bathroom vanity cabinet box so I literally had the perfect packaging to get this to the buyer and it arrived safe and sound!

Huge Royal Haeger Pottery Mid Century Ceramic Charging Red Bull Eric Olsen

Submitted by Mike on January 26, 2022
Sale Price
$150.00
Huge Royal Haeger Pottery Mid Century Ceramic Charging Red Bull Eric Olsen

I had actually found this same statue about years ago which I can say after ten years of treasure hunting happens more and more. The last one I had sold for $120 so I guess inflation is real, even with vintage stuff. What's cool is that I've been using the same software that helps me post items for sale on eBay all this time so aside from taking new pictures, I was able to save some work and copy my listing from 2017 ;)