If you’re new to collecting or shopping for antiques, you may not know what is worth buying.
Before you begin buying everything you see, you should know about which items can be worth investing in.
We put together some of our favorites.
If you’ve ever looked into getting new silverware, then you know how expensive it can be. Now, if you want real silver, it could cost a small fortune.
When you go to estate sales, or on the hunt you can get them for a fraction of the price. Keep your eye out for silverware sets.
If you don’t find real silver, you might also find nice ones for less than at a home goods store.
2. Big Furnishings
As much as everyone enjoys those trips to Ikea, and putting together your furniture, those pieces don’t last forever. When you go to an estate sale, make sure to be on the lookout for big furnishing pieces.
Most older furniture is of better quality and tends to stand the test of time. Watch out for demilunes, tables, bureaus, shelving units, and other statement pieces. The more rare and decorative the piece the higher the potential value.
Generally speaking, older wooden furnishings are solid wood and better crafted which makes them great options to buy at estate sales.
Estate sales are a paradise for ladies looking for some unique jewelry pieces.
You might be able to find great deals on gold, silver, and diamonds and pay less than their value since these are liquidation events.
Custom jewelry and designer pieces might also be available at estate sales if you know how to recognize a great piece.
Plus, you’ll also get the satisfaction your friends will wonder where you got such a cool piece of jewelry.
While it might be difficult to tell a valuable painting if you don’t know about art, you can still get some interesting paintings at estate sales. Look for items of detail and interesting mediums. The frames can also be quite valuable so if you find something unusual or highly decorative that isn’t plastic you could have a good find.
When you’re at estate sales, be on the lookout for paintings to decorate your home. It might surprise you the great paintings and illustrations that make it to these sales.
5. Kitchenware & Glassware
As you might be aware, high-quality glassware can be quite pricey. But at estate sales, you might be able to find them for a fraction of the price.
Think top-quality wine glasses, champagne flutes, punchbowls, and more. Items like vintage pyrex, Le Creuset, and other collectibles are highly sought after.
Also, be on the lookout for quirky and useful pieces of kitchenware.
Be on the Lookout for These Finds
There are many unique estate sale items you can’t get anywhere else. Look out for unique pieces that have stood the test of time and will bring a fresh vintage look to your home.
If you have to put together an estate sale and don’t know where to start, call us. If you have one of these awesome antique finds and need a valuation or appraisals we can help out! Get in touch for our quick and easy appraisal services.