Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
Dznypal
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Milwaukee, WI US
Posts: 1,535

selling old things

when we cleaned out FIL apt we found alot of old fashioned cups and sauccer china sets, steriling silverware and canaveral glass

and an old Jim Beem liqurer canter

Does anyone have any ideas how or where to sell these things

thanks
Dznypal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
JennyWren
Mouseketeer
 
JennyWren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slippery Rock, PA
Posts: 307

You have a lot of options open to you. It really depends on a) how much you want to get out of them and b) how much time and energy you want to put into the process.

The easiest way would be to contact a local antique dealer and sell everything as a lot. The most profitable would be to price everything out and sell it on sites such as eBay, hipswap or craigslist, however while being more profitable, it is also extremely time consuming and items don't always sell.
__________________
Me (37), DD (16) , & DS (14)

JennyWren is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
Maria1985
Mouseketeer
 
Maria1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 172

can you show us some pics please?
__________________
Happiness isn't getting all you want. It's enjoying all you have.
Maria1985 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
JessicaR
DIS Veteran
I wanna shoot aliens in the AM too!
The Grinch is rude in a funny sorta way
run to the hams!
 
JessicaR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 15,825

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dznypal View Post
when we cleaned out FIL apt we found alot of old fashioned cups and sauccer china sets, steriling silverware and canaveral glass

and an old Jim Beem liqurer canter

Does anyone have any ideas how or where to sell these things

thanks
Have a look at Ruby Lane. First you should try and identify your items to get an idea of worth.

http://www.rubylane.com/

You can also look at ebay - see if there are any markings (makers marks) on the items and go from there.
JessicaR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
Disneefun
DIS Veteran
 
Disneefun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,751

You can try Replacements Limited. They buy and resell old glassware and china. I've had good luck with them.

The other thing is to contact estate sellers in your area (not necessarily antique dealers). They may be able to help you set up an estate sale if you have enough stuff to get rid of.
Disneefun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
Dznypal
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Milwaukee, WI US
Posts: 1,535

thanks for the great suggestions--Ill be doing some checking into the places

Id post pics but I dont know how--if your interested I could email them to you
Dznypal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
DisMN
DIS Veteran
 
DisMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Up Nort
Posts: 5,329

Just a thought about something most people don't realize about old stuff. What you DON'T see as *old* might be old enough and valuable enough.
It's probably NOT going to be the old dresser that brings in any money but what's in the drawers.
Drawers filled with old scarves, hankies, costume jewlery, old makeup containers, sewing items...all it takes is one pretty pin with the right look and markings to make it worthwhile to have checked the drawers one by one(doesnt have to be precious metal or stones at all!)

The liquor decanter...those tend to be a dime a dozen, not very collectible. The silverware, various ways to sell those from people trying to finish off a setting to crafters making things out of old flatware.
Cups and saucers and other china can also be a little difficult to move.

BUT like I mentioned a moment ago, you need to look past what you THINK is worth something and see everything else.
Two years ago I sold a first issue of Monopoly for $140. I frequently sell single buttons, yes, buttons..........many in the $10-25 range. I sold a yardstick last month for $60 because it was a Poll Parrot advertising item.

Good luck and have fun digging! And if you don't have time to dig it all out then I'd box the small stuff and bring it home to go through on your own schedule.
Hope you find some treasures!!
DisMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.