How Do I Sell My Art Collection Online?


You’ve spent years looking for, researching, and buying different pieces of artwork for your collection. Now, you’re ready to move on, sell your collection, and put some cash in your pocket. The Internet is a great way to make money on an art collection, as long as you know where to start.

Find Out The Value

Before you attempt to sell anything online, it is important to find out exactly how much your collection is worth. If you price your pieces too low, they might sell quickly, but you could miss out on a lot of money. An art dealer might be able to give you an appraisal on your collection, which will help you to price your items when you place them up for sale.

At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we can also help you determine the value of your collection, but we complete a market analysis rather than an appraisal. This value will tell you how much you might be able to get for your pieces if you sold them at an auction. If you are located anywhere in Florida, be it Sarasota, Osprey, Bradenton, Englewood, Nokomis, Tampa, Clearwater, Winter Haven, St. Petersburg or Venice and interested in selling your items, we are happy to make an offer.

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Find Art and Antique Dealers

The Internet is a great place to find art and antique dealers in your area, which could be useful in selling your art collection. Art dealers usually love collections, as they are often more valuable than individual pieces. By doing some research online, you can find dealers that specialize in artwork similar to your collection, and you can initiate a conversation to gauge the dealer’s interest in your items.

Use an Online Auction Site

When it comes to online auction sites, eBay is arguably the most popular, and it is a hard venue to beat when you’re looking to make a quick sale. However the market has became saturated with duplicates of the same item so bringing the items individual price down. While you can still get a great price when you sell your items, this forum works best for unique pieces that are truly difficult to find.

When selling artwork on eBay, you have a couple of options. You can place your piece up for sale at a fixed price, or you can place the item in an auction status. It is the fastest way to get some extra cash. However, if you have an extremely valuable piece, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of this selling method.

It is important to consider the value of your item when choosing an auction website. Most antique experts recommend eBay for selling items under $3,000 in value. Artwork in the $3,000 to $5,000 range might be better suited for a local auction with an online presence, such as Live Auctioneers, while more valuable pieces might be better suited for a sale at Christie’s, Sothebys, Bonhams or Phillips.

­ Sell Your Items Outright

While eBay provides you with a way to sell your items outright, this isn’t the only site that gives you this option. If you have a set price in mind for which you’d like to sell your artwork, using sites like Ruby Lane, Etsy, Web Store, or Artfire might be good options to get your collection sold.

Use the Internet to your advantage when you’re ready to sell your art collection. With a wealth of resources at your fingertips, you’ll be able to sell your artwork at the best possible price.

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