Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

We have several old toys (G.I. Joe 1972), an early 40's typewriter and much more. The trouble is I have no clue about their value. The only "antique" shop around here is really a junk shop. Still cool, mind you, but not much help. Can anyone tell me how to find out the value of all this?

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Variven from Goldsboro N.C.

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Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Go to the library, they have some very good books that are price guides for antiques. (01/20/2006)

By callie43

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Kovels has a good site (01/20/2006)

By sandy

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Check on Ebay and see what they are bringing, and have brought, in the past few months. (01/20/2006)

By Beverly

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Search on ebay for the same items that you have. You will get an idea the value of your items. Also check "Completed Listings" on ebay, for the items. (01/20/2006)

By Sharon

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Be sure that the books and information you use for pricing is as current as possible. Collectibles can vary with the times and condition of the item. Remember, true value is only what someone is willing to pay and will pay for the item. Good luck! (01/20/2006)

By kidsNclutter

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Be leery of the price on e-bay auctions. People will overbid for a lot of items, thinking it is a good deal, while some people will sell them cheap, because no one wants it. Check your yellow pages for appraisers, sometimes they have a specialty or can point you to the right direction. (01/20/2006)

By camo_angels

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Suggestions are:

1. Go to a good book store where they will carry magazines on antiques.
2. Check out the library.
3. Check out antique sites on google such as instappraisel.com and others web pages.

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4. Ebay has a web page for appraising antiques. (01/21/2006)

By Dean

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

The best place I found was Barnes and Noble bookstore. They let you look at the books, and also they have a lounge area where you can look and enjoy a cup of coffee. I could spend hours in there. (01/21/2006)

By amy from ny

Finding the Value for Antiques and Collectibles

Things that are not really rare, just collectible, check completed auctions on ebay. This is what people are willing to spend for an item. Price guides are fine, but are only that, a guide. (05/02/2009)

By ehrline

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