Antique Connection Mall
12815 Central NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123
e-mail us by clicking HERE.
(505) 296-2300
on Central Avenue at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, south of I-40.
 

 

 

RESEARCHING your ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

 

 
You may have some antiques & collectibles about which you would like more information. There are generally three areas of interest... market value, identification and history.
 

 

The value of ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES is determined by several factors: condition, rarity, artistic merit, selling venue, geographic area, and current trends. The value is not often measured in a standardized way, but rather by comparison to other sales in the market... in shops and auctions and on web sites. 

 

 

Reference:
Ebay Auctions
Google Search Engine
BING/MSN Search Engine

 It is possible to comparison shop at antique malls, shows and on the internet. Using the search engines, eBay or links pages to find web sites and browse the on-line auctions can add to your understanding of what is
selling well and at what price.  It is not definitive because there can be a wide variance between asking and selling prices, but can give you general ideas about value. In the world of antiques and collectibles, do remember that condition counts heavily. Damage and broken or missing parts can
drastically affect value.

     

 

 

There are many collectible books with price guides, and they are fun to read and learn from. Be wary of using book values only, though, as books can be misleading. Some book values are set by the owner/collector of the items rather than by an actual sales and therefore can be inaccurate. Also, note the year in which the book was published as desirability can change rapidly with the fluctuations of supply and demand.... and with what's hot and what's not at any given time. 

Reference:
Amazon Books
ABE Books
Collector Books
 

     

 

 

VENUES

After doing the research to price your jewelry you may choose to sell it yourself. If you wish to sell at retail prices you must establish a website, rent a mall space, or sell in an on-line auction. Some people will enjoy the challenge and learning experience of doing this. I do!
SELLING
If you would like to sell to a dealer, select one who specializes in your item and who has a good reputation for fair dealing. Most dealers do not like to play a guessing game, so have an idea how much you want for your antiques. A dealer must buy at a percentage of the price for which he/she expects to sell the jewelry.  Every dealer's percentage and the items they want to buy will vary depending on what they sell best, what they are known for, and what they have buyers for at any given time. 
CONTACT

If you would like to sell, we are always delighted to see pictures and a price list, and you can email us HERE. We are always interested in great pieces, and are capable of buying anything from an individual piece to an entire estate.
 

 
 

 


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COLLECTIONS & GALLERY

Turn-of-the-century Mesh Purses
Victorian Calling Cards
Button Hooks
Vintage Children's Things

 

REFERENCE ARTICLES

Valuing your Antiques
Ephemera
Victorian Timeline
Victorian Jewelry

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