Sometimes it’s fun to determine how much your collectibles are worth. Sometimes it’s necessary, like if you’re looking to sell them.
Whatever your reasons are for appraising the value of your collectibles, there are some things to keep in mind to ensure you get to an accurate number. Here’s what we suggest:
Determine Their Quality
One of the biggest factors, if not the biggest factor for determining the value of your collectible is it’s quality and condition. How much visible wear-and-tear is there? How is the condition compared to any similar items?
See What Comparable Collections Sold For
Next, you’ll want to see how much comparable items sold for, which is made easy with eBay’s advanced search function or similar high-end auction houses. Once you have an idea of what similar items sold for, you can adjust up or down based on your item’s relative quality and condition.
Get A Professional Appraisal
If all of this is too much work, or you just want a second opinion, you can always get a professional appraisal. Valuing a collectible is more of an art than a science, so it does take special industry knowledge and expertise not only of the actual item but of the current buying and selling environment, and these are all things a professional should know.
If You’re Selling, Figure Out Where You’ll Sell To
Ultimately, a collectible is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If you can get in front of the right buyers, you can increase the selling price. If you do not get in front of the right buyers, you can expect a lower selling price. This is why it’s so important to sell your collectible in the right place and to the right people.
For The Best Experience, Reach Out To Neatstuff Collectibles
If you are interested in getting your collectibles appraised or are interested in selling your collectibles, you can always give us a call at Neatstuff Collectibles at 800-326-7064 or fill out our seller inquiry form and someone will get back to you as fast as possible!