So the other day my client and I were in a dilemma. We had an incredibly unique old toy, one that was a desirable antique without many comparable sales. She asked me to make and offer, but I wasn’t comfortable buying it outright, especially when condition wasn’t easy to review at a distance. She was concerned about leaving money on the table, and I was concerned about open questions. -What to do?
Though she considered lowball quick sales, and other slow options, our best solution was a consignment. She decided to ship us the toy, and then in person I reviewed condition, authenticated historic details, and worked up an online sale.
It worked like a charm! She and I decided to go as partners on the “venture” and the toy ended up selling quickly to an ecstatic collector. I was able to confirm condition and originality in person; I did research based on details I could touch and feel; she received a partial payment up front. After the sale, she received a healthy payment to pursue more collecting, just in different areas.
Moral of the story, please consider consigning your toy with AntiqueToys.com . It may be a wonderful way to receive some cash up front, a great price soon, and pass your treasure to the next happy collector.
Have a Great Holiday Season & Merry Christmas!