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Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Many things can qualify as collectibles – from coins and stamps to figurines and exclusive memorabilia. Collectors usually pay incredibly high prices for rare versions of otherwise common items. Here’s a look at some items sold for high prices at collectible auctions. 

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

What comes to mind when you first hear the term “collectible?” If you are like many people, you might think about something rare and valuable, such as a pristine piece of vintage jewelry or a signed first edition of a classic book. 

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Collecting has been a popular hobby for many people for centuries. While some collectors are in it for the love of the activity, others are looking to make a profit. If you’re wondering if you have valuable collectibles, here are a few tips to help you determine the value of your items.

Monday, August 31st, 2020

You may not have considered this, but a farm equipment or farm auction could be the place to find collectible vehicles. Most of the time, you will likely see a smaller collection of vehicles. But sometimes, you will find a massive auction listing everything from work trucks to sports cars. This is exactly what happened in August of 2019.

Monday, July 27th, 2020

If you collect glassware or are interested in the hobby, auctions can be a great place to find unique pieces. Antique glass can be fun to find and collect, especially if you can get some good deals. Antique glass is beautiful and can be valuable for resale too. Here are some tips that can help you start collecting.

Friday, June 14th, 2019

People can use a number of unscrupulous tricks to misrepresent the items they are trying to sell. They can hide or mislead you regarding the age or condition of antique items. They can also try to mislead reputable auction houses into selling fake items. You can find a way around many of these misrepresentations by using a blacklight, which can reveal a lot of information about the condition of an antique. You should always work with reliable auction dealers who stand behind the authenticity of their items as well.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you have acquired an antique gun through inheritance or purchase from dealers and auctions, you should know how to care for it. In general, historic firearms are durable and resilient. But, if you handle a gun carelessly, you could compromise its value as a classic piece. In addition, it is possible that the firearm could deteriorate and fail to function. If you are unfamiliar with antique gun care, consider these simple guidelines for proper protection and maintenance.

Monday, February 26th, 2018

There are many places to go if you are interested in collecting guns. You might wish for a “one-stop-shop,” or you may enjoy the hunt for that perfect firearm. There are guns that span hundreds of years of history, and places all over the country where you might find the perfect firearm for your collection. Here are several places where you can find the guns you are looking for.

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

From revolvers to rifles, antique firearms became collectible not long after the Second World War. Admired for their historical value, these guns are celebrated for their beauty and craftsmanship. Whether you are looking for a muzzle loader or cartridge firing weapon, there is something out there for every collector. How do you determine what qualifies as an antique firearm and know what it will be worth at an auction? Understanding what defines a gun as an antique and pricing information can help you prepare to sell your gun at auction.

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Live auctions offer an excellent opportunity for buyers to get one-of-a-kind collectibles, artwork, antique furniture, and other items for a great price. Most live auctions, whether online or in-person, allow bidders to look over the items in a catalog before the bidding starts. Taking a detailed look beforehand will prepare you to make the right bidding decisions. Here are a few of the best tips for bidding at a live auction.