Whether you have a small collection of coins or records or specialise in finer antiques when it comes down to selling them and getting the best deal on them then everyone is in he same boat when it comes to finding the best and easiest ways to sell your goods.
There are many ways of doing this and some work better than others and of course this will depend on the type of antique or collection that you have in your possession. One thing to bear in mind if you have a substantial collection that is popular among collectors then you might be better off splitting the collection and selling it this way because you could get more for it than selling it whole.
An online auction site can be one of the easiest ways to sell your antiques and collections, this is especially so if your collection is very rare or hard to find. There are many online auctions popping up now online with of course one of the biggest being e-bay, the advantage to this is that it can be done from home, requires very little time and doesn’t cost a great deal to advertise your collections or antiques.
An auction house is another alternative but theses are filled with jargon that the majority of people simply don’t understand. If you are thinking of selling at an auction house then you should visit more than one on several occasions to get the feel of them.
Car boot and garage sales are another popular way of selling antiques and collectors frequently go around these in order to pick up bargains and the unusual. This can be an excellent way of getting what you have to offer out there while it costing you very little in the process. Car boot sales are becoming extremely popular and some of the biggest attract hundreds of people throughout the course of a day. However be prepared to haggle over the cost of items as some people who have no idea of an antiques worth will have any idea of the true value of the piece.
Collectors clubs and online forums are also excellent ways of letting others know what you have and what you want form them. A forum can be especially helpful to the collector who specialises in collecting certain items and they will often post for what they want to add to their collection which makes it easier for you as all you do is to give them a price.
You can also advertise in such as the free-ads papers that are local to communities and certain ones will even have a website where you are able to post and also include photos of the items that you are selling. This is an excellent way of advertising for no or very little cost to you.
Specialist magazines such as antiques trader magazines are not only excellent sources of information but also provide a way of advertising and this is especially helpful for those who collect certain items and wish to expand that collection particularly if the collection is rare, a specialist will offer an excellent price to complete their collection.