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  • Collectibles NJ January Recap – Danbury Sports Figurines 1:18 Diecast & Swarovski Crystal

    This month featured a variety of collections as Collectibles NJ made sure their customers got the most for their large and amazing inheritances and collections.

    “We are always glad when we can help a lot of people do better with their merchandise then they would have on their own. Sure. there is a trade off in that you have to wait 2-3 weeks but for most people getting 50 or 100% more then they would have from a cash buyer it really makes a difference and it really is a win win. Plus you can know you got a fair deal because you watch the sale happen” said Jennifer who now runs the operation over here at Collectibles NJ. She went on to say

    “It really is a shame that so many companies out there are predatory and that people fall victim daily to them. They’re loved ones wanted them to have these things and if its their choice not keep them I am sure they would have wanted them to get as much as possible out of them. For some people it helps pay bills for some people they could get a vacation out of it, it really depends on what you have and how many. For some collectible items condition plays a key factor but there is often a market even if condition isn’t the best”.

    This month we sold Hummel figurines, Lladro statues, 1980s toys, vintage barbie and action figures. We also had a very rare collection of Danbury mint sports figures, diecast model cars and retired Swarovski crystals. We are featuring some of our favorite items from the month below. If you have similar items and a larger size collection and would like to speak with us about how we can both work together about how we can represent your best interest and the best interest of the collection please feel to contact us via the form in the bottom of the page. We can also be reached by email and phone as listed on the upper right hand side of the page. We always keep all information confidential and are happy to help evaluate your collection to see if its a match to our service.

     

     

     

     



  • Collectibles NJ on Exodus to Exeter NH to bring Rare German Bisque Dolls to Market

    When the collection is right we prove once again that there is no location too far for the Collectibles NJ Team to travel. When a client in Exeter NH reached out because she had inherited a collection of rare antique bisque dolls she had no doubt she needed an expert consultation to help determine the value and protect her interests in the sale of these items.

    Enter collectibles NJ. After reviewing photos we determined it was worth the trip 5 hours to go visit our neighbors to the far north and that her collection of antique bisque dolls would be best suited to be offered for sale through our premium collection service.

    We were happy to find quite the variety of dolls from many of the great german doll masters of old. This includes but is not limited to China Head dolls, Simon Halbig, Heubach, Kestner, Kammer Reinhardt and more, Dolls ranged in size from over 2 feet tall to just a few inches. Many interesting original character dolls from the family travels which had taken them all over the world!

    When dealing in these dolls certain things are key such as originality and condition. There are also specialized techniques for determining whether a doll has undergone restoration. All of these different facets come together to determine the value of a doll. Luckily at Collectibles NJ Jennifer our resident doll evaluation specialist comes equipped with all the skills needed to get the job done right, We packed and removed over 80 dolls from the residence and are please to announce their sale starting today. If you would like to view the full collection please visit our ebay auction by clicking here.

    Collectibles NJ Ebay Auction

    If you have a similar collection you would like evaluated please contact us through this post or via the information in the top right hand side of the page.

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  • 1950s 1960s Baseball Cards Sold by The Best Collectibles NJ

     

    We recently had a great collection of 1950s & 1960s come through we sent some of the best of them away for grading. When you have vintage cards it is important that you have someone with an eye for grading. The difference in the value of a card that grades in the 7+ range and one with a more average grade could be thousands of dollars. Here at collectibles NJ we will individually review your baseball card collection to determine if cards are worth sending away.  It is important to note most cards even if they appear to be perfect to the eye may often have defects to the cardboard and are seldom going to get a 9 or 10.

    Some other problems that older cards have are that many may be altered or trimmed. A good way to tell is to compare them to other cards from the same year and set to see if they match up. Trimming is a process of cutting the edges to improve the overall appearance of a card. Graders will catch this every time and its something to be careful with when purchasing 1950s 1960s or other older cards.

    If you have a vintage card collection and would like an evaluation we can provide you with an expert opinion and advisement we are happy to take a look. Since we do not purchase anything you can be sure we will give you an honest value and accurate opinion. If you would like to set up a consultation please feel free to contact us via phone or email or via the link embedded in the bottom of the page. Your information will not be made public. Here at Collectibles NJ we will represent your best interests when dealing with your valuable asset in the form of a vintage baseball card collection.

     



  • Sell inherited toys & Collectibles – What to do and how to value and protect collectibles left to you

    Some people inherit houses, some people inherit businesses, some people inherit nothing….. Others inherit collectibles. When someone passes the last thing on someones mind is what they are going to do with the toy/comic/doll collection they have recently been bequeathed with. Once respect and time is paid often people who have inherited collectibles which range from small collections to houses full of content; many ask themselves what do I do now?

    Many people will then begin the process of painstakingly investigating every item on the internet to determine it’s value, if it has value or not etc. Many people can feel overwhelmed and dedicate hours and hours to the pursuit. I am going to give some general advice and tips on how to handle the situation.

    Tip#1 – What genre of item is this, what does the market tell you about the item?

    Most collectible items fall into a genre or category some examples include the following I am going to use one of items most frequently brought by our clients and sold by our company

    Decorative Collectibles/Knick-Knacks/Figurines- This includes a variety of statues usually the “Name brand ones” will have some value to them. Most are not worth what they used to be when mom used to tell to not to dare touch her Hummel cabinet. Some important (this means usually has SOME value) brands include:

    • Hummel,
    • Lladro,
    • Armani,
    • Anri,
    • Swarovski,
    • Lalique,
    • Royal Doulton
    • Waterford
    • and Murano.

    There are others but these are the most commonly found.

    Brands no longer worth much in this realm include:

    • Mikasa
    • Lenox
    • Enesco
    • Norman Rockwell
    • Lead cut Crystal
    • Noritaki (some antique exception)

    You can use ebay and other internet sources to get an idea of what might be worth something. While an expert like someone from our company could like look over the content of the house in hours and sort the whole house by worth something/not worth something (a service we offer often for free or at a small fee at Collectibles NJ depending on content and scope of the job) the regular person is left with this as step one. You can then basically do the whole thing for all obvious collectibles left in the house.

    IMPORTANT: Keep friends and family out of the house as they will often start asking for things that happen to be of significant value for “sentimental” reasons. Many collections have been picked apart before the inheritor could realize the value of what they had. Keep vendors, estate sellers or anyone trying to offer to buy things off the premises as well. Protect yourself in case you have something of value. They’ll be a time and place for selling things and its after its been parsed from the leftovers/junk/low or no value contents.

    The biggest rip offs contents of house and collection buyouts probably occur in the following genres. Buyers are aggressive and try to get in early:

    • Model Cars,
    • Comic Books
    • Lionel Trains
    • Vintage Toys
    • Baseball Cards

    Now I am going to give you tip #2 DON’T DO IT! DON’T SPEND YOUR HOURS just bring in a professional that DOESN’T work the way cash buyers do. Where will you find one? You won’t but…..

     

    Collectibles NJ Can help you rest easy knowing you didn’t get ripped off and we can tell you if the items in the house are collectible or valuable or not. Since we DO NOT make cash offers¬† we do not have the conflict of interest other buyers might and our business was designed to help people with a large quantity of items. We can provide you with a variety of advice that can save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. If you have inherited a large amount of collectibles don’t swim with the sharks, fly with the eagles here at Collectibles NJ and I can guarantee we will be able to represent your best interests. We are the only company of our kind and our reviews prove it.

     

    Fell free to contact us using the information in the upper right hand corner of the page or privately through this form if you have inherited a large amount of Collectibles anywhere in the country and we would be happy at very least to discuss your situation.