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

Matt Kenseth #17 NASCAR Action Diecast Lot

Submitted by Mike on September 10, 2012
Sale Price
$195.00

Here in America, we love racing and the fans are always buying up pieces like this "Matt Kenseth #17 NASCAR Action Diecast Lot". The problem is, the manufacturers crank out tons of these collectibles and even though they are limited editions, there are more people selling them on eBay than buying them. We did okay on this lot at $195, but the retail cost on all these pieces was probably at least twice that.

 

2006 Trek Madone 5.2 Road Bike

Submitted by Mike on September 10, 2012
Sale Price
$1,825.00

My consignor paid about $2,000 for this "2006 Trek Madone 5.2 Road Bike" when he bought it new. He barely rode it, and since it was still in excellent condition, it sold for $1825 on eBay - almost what he paid for it! In this case, inflation worked in his favor, as the current version (favored by Lance Armstrong) sells for about $3500. I actually had to scrounge a bike box from the dumpster behind a bike shop down the street in order to ship this. The things we do to earn or save a dollar...

 

 

Topps Baseball Card Vending Boxes

Submitted by Mike on September 10, 2012
Sale Price
$82.00

Baseball trading cards have existed since roughly 1869, almost as long as the sport began. While they have always been collectable, sometime around 1986 the manufacturers got greedy and greatly increased the production numbers and since then, their value has drastically declined. Sill, if you can find some old noteworthy cards or even some unsorted sets like these "Topps Baseball Card Vending Boxes" from 1982 - you've got at least an $82 sale.