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11 Tips on Selling Your Collection


Our website – TexasAntiqueMall.com – gets a lot of emails from people want to sell their toys – sometimes single items, sometimes collections. Most of the time information is very limited. I’ve put together the following list to help you put information together if you are planning on trying to sell something either via email or directly to an individual. Having the answers to these questions will make the process easier for both you and the potential buyer.


  1. 1. Know name of manufacturer
  2. 2. Have information on any maker’s marks or numbers
  3. 3. Have the dimensions (width, length, depth, diameter, etc.)
  4. 4. Take some good digital picture(s), preferably not to exceed 600×450 pixels in size
  5. 5. Have a brief description including condition
  6. 6. Say if the box available? If so, what is the condition.
  7. 7. List all parts. If the item has working parts, are they working?
  8. 8. Disclose if there are any parts missing?
  9. 9. Include any other information that will help the buyer make a decision to purchase (provenance)
  10. 10. Include the price you want – don’t expect people to make offers
  11. 11. If you’re selling a collection, have a list and price in mind that you want for the whole collection

Following these ‘tips’ should make selling your collection or item much easier. 



Posted 6 years, 12 months ago at 8:08 pm.

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Trekking Across Texas


My wife and I got up early Saturday morning to make the long trip to Round Top, Texas’ bi-annual antiques fair.
I was going to try to find a special toy or two to add to my collection. My wife was happily going along with me. In her words “a good day for hunting antiques and collectibles”. We drove for 2 and 1/2 hours to finally reach our destination. The weather was very cold and windy. But not too cold to enjoy the shows.
We stopped along Highway 237 for several hours and to my amazement – we did not find anything we could buy or even thought we might want to buy it! The one thing we did get were some very good pictures. If you’re looking for good travel information about Texas visit Texas Antique Mall’s Travel page.
We were glad to get home safely – tired but satisfied with our outing. If you get an opportunity, Texas has some beautiful country to see, so take a road trip – you’ll never tire of the beauty.



Posted 8 years, 10 months ago at 7:54 pm.

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