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  • Who is Collectibles NJ and what do we do?

    We are a professional internet resale company servicing the New Jersey and greater northeastern area. We buy various collections from private individuals auctions or estates. We specialize in buying bulk lots and in dealing items from the “Collectibles” genre. We can offer a specialization in many items that others simply can not.  We offer estate services, consignment and direct purchasing depending on the nature of your collection and your exact needs. The following is a partial list of items we purchase or are interested in purchasing.

    • Antique Toys
    • Vintage Toys
    • Modern Toys
    • Lladros
    • Hummel
    • Lionel Trains
    • Slot Cars
    • Costume Jewelry
    • Dolls
    • Comic Books
    • Baseball Cards
    • Autographs
    • Sports Memorabilia
    • Movie Memorabilia
    • Action Figures
    • Models & Kits
    • Decorative Collectibles
    • Musical Instruments
    • Video Games Vintage to Modern
    • Sci-Fi Memorabilia and toys

    We buy many items not listed here please contact us if you have a collection of anything collectible! Collectibles NJ is the only company of its kind in New Jersey and has experience selling or liquidating some of the biggest collections the state has ever seen including.

    1930s-1950s Fashion Doll collection (1400 pieces total Inventoried appraised and sold in 6 weeks)

    Huge raw baseball autograph collection (2500 items inventoried authenticated and sold in 6 weeks)

    Complete GI JOE ARAH Loose Collection (Shipped 60 large cartons across the country)

    Lawsuit Guitar Collection (Over 30 guitars sold in 5 days!)

    Rare Bisque Doll Collection (37 dolls sold, packed and shipped)

    These are only a few, we sell an average of 1,000 items every month and are available to come to your location to evaluate and make an offer on your collection. We can be reached by phone at 848-260-0404 or via email at info@collectiblesnj.com You can also leave a message here in the bottom of this page and do not worry we won’t publicize your information. If you need to sell collectibles in NJ you need Collectibles NJ today!

    Your NJ collectibles specialists!

     



  • Welcome to Collectibles NJ!

    Collectibles NJHere at collectibles NJ we like to discuss, buy, sell and trade all kinds of collectibles. A TRUE Collectibles Crossroads for residents of NJ, the country and around the world! We are resellers who make our living through a combination of  Storage Wars, American Pickers and Barter Kings!

    In the weeks to come I will be bringing you stories or rare items we find. Riveting tales of auctions, estate and lien sales as well as private buys and more. We will feature tons of working resellers, collectors and more stories and news from the industry. We will link in interesting stories in the realm of anything collectible not just in NJ but in the world. Here at Collectibles NJ we hope to build a community and connect a lot of buyers with a lot of sellers.

    We will be listing some guides to rare items we have particular experience with in the coming weeks. Most of these items it was very hard for us to put an exact value on at the time. Our hope is now that we have already done the work you won’t have to! Our rare collectible item guides are our first hand experiences with both buying and selling these items. When we first started we were so lost with noone really willing to provide very much in the way of helping us learn. Count on us to help you out, entertain and maybe we can all make a couple of bucks along the way here at collectibles NJ.

    We are planning on adding classifieds and a forum to the site and having plenty of interesting folks come write some articles and stories for us. We are always open to comments, suggestions or any interesting business proposals. Feel free to contact us or leave a comment on our pists as we welcome interaction and think it helps to enrich the experience for everyone involved.

    So stay tuned to collectibles NJ your new one stop New Jersey collectors site..

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  • What is the collectibles bubble & when did it burst?

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    I come across a lot of people who are really shocked by the value of their collectible items. Things like 1980s baseball cards, Goebel Hummels, Lladros and other collectible items that their mother/grandmother/aunt/uncle/father paid so much for are now only worth a fraction of what they were. Why? This is one of the most common questions I get. I will try to answer that for you now.

    Inherently this will be an article about globalization and economics as it will about collectibles since that is the root of the fluctuations in price that have occurred in the last 20 or so years. Lets start with a basic economic principle, supply and demand. All items collectible or not are valued based upon how many of them exist versus how many people want them. These numbers can be highly variable depending on a number of factors. These numbers also used to be highly speculative and widely unknown. Enter a little old thing known as the internet. While initially providing a boom to the business by connecting vendors with customers on a global scale the shortcomings and growing pains would soon become apparent. Fraud, theft and other unsavory activites ran rampant as crooks utilized the technology providing a hostile environment to those seeking to perform commerce on the world wide web. This period in the 1990s represents the plateau of the collectibles industry. Prices were high and customers were plentiful. Obviously this kind of growth could not be sustained.

    Over the next 5 years a small startup known as eBay entered the marketplace quickly becoming a juggernaut and providing a relatively safe environment for e-commerce to flourish. In around 2000 ebay became the largest website and internet merchant on the planet. When this happened there were several phenomenon that occurred.

    For the first time dealers had been placed up against random people just looking to unload something. Obviously they could not compete. This forces dealers to slash prices increasing the supply pool. At the same time the portion of people willing to spend dried up due to economic concerns. Many collectors got the items they were looking for and were no longer doling out the big bucks as nothing was genuinely rare any more. It became apparent that things like hummels  and lladros were not uncommon at all. In middle America if someone wanted a particular piece they might have to travel counties over to purchase or bid on these items. Now they were available widely the same as they were formerly only to the east and west coast. Many things were devalued completely.

    So in short in 1999-2001 collectibles values plummeted as the market corrected itself after the rise of the internet. The old prices are NEVER coming back. The one silver lining is that the corrections seem to be over and the market has stabilized making it safe to collect for investment or for fun again.

    Collectibles Kevin