You’ve spent years adding items to your antiqued bronze collection, and now you’re ready to cash in on your investment. However, you might not have any idea where to start. Now that you have this beautiful collection, what should you do to actually make money off of it?
Know What Your Item is Worth
In order to make money off of your antiqued bronze collection, you first need to know what it is worth. Most auction houses will offer onsite specialists with experience in a wide range of collectibles, and antique dealers could give you an idea about the authenticity and value of your items
At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we tell you exactly how much your collection is worth with a comprehensive market analysis rather than evaluation. This will give you an idea of what your antiques would sell for in an auction setting. If you are interested in selling, we are glad to make you an offer…
Consider Selling Your Items at an Auction
Once you get an idea about the value of your antique, an auction house may be a good next step, especially because auction houses love selling collections. Every major city has at least one auction house, the big cities like New York have many, Christies, Bonhams, Sothebys and Phillips to name a few and if your item has a high enough value, it will be placed into a specialist sale. After the sale, the auction house will contact you to confirm if your antiqued bronze item was sold successfully.
Don’t Jump at the First Offer
When you get an offer for your antiqued bronze collection, it is normal to get excited about the prospect of having sold it. However, you shouldn’t jump at the first offer. Don’t allow any potential buyer to rush you to make a decision, as selling your collection for the right price is worth the hassle. Do your due diligence to ensure that you are getting a good deal before you commit to making a sale.
Sell it Online
Once you know what your antiques are worth, your best option might be to sell them on an online auction site. This is usually a good idea if they have a moderate value. Sites like eBay and other similar services are a great way to promote and sell your items on your own without getting a third party involved. Just make sure that when you post an ad that you include photos and detailed information for potential buyers. You should also consider the value of your items…
Visit an Antique Show
If you need more information about the value of your antique bronze collection, take a trip to a local antique show to see if any similar items are being sold. Having conversations with other people who are selling similar items can help you to make calculated decisions when you sell your own personal collection.