Where to sell your unwanted stuff
When it comes to selling your unwanted vintage collectibles, you have to think outside the box. Why? Many people have the same unwanted objects that you do and they want to cash in on them with ease, too.
Did you know that party planners and prop shops are two outlets looking for various objects from the world of antiques and collectibles?
Antique party accessories
To cut costs at wedding receptions, baby showers and parties, many brides-to-be, florists and caterers are on the lookout for some relatively common vintage items, and they are looking for them in big numbers.
For example, vintage white milk glass pieces, decorative teacups used as small floral centerpiece groupings and old silver plated trays for food service are coveted by caterers and party planners.
Many grooms will seek out sports collectibles, vintage flasks, beer collectibles and liquor bottles to serve as gifts for ushers and groomsmen in a wedding party.
Brides prefer to provide attendants with vintage fashion accessories like ribbons, barrettes, scarves and beaded or metal mesh purses.
TV antique trends
When TV execs need an object from bygone days, where do they look? Prop shops — the ones that provide the major movie and TV production crews with those obscure objects that you see on film — are always looking for items like vintage jewelry, period appliances like avocado green can openers from the 1970s, and vintage clothing and accessories.
Prop shops are often used for period TV shows like Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory and the new sitcom set in the 1980s, The Goldbergs. You don’t think that Christina Hendricks spends her free time searching flea markets for Jackie Kennedy-esque brooches? Where does Dr. Sheldon Cooper get his ever growing collection of vintage Star Wars collectibles?
When it comes to considering the resale of your vintage collectibles and accessory pieces, consider party planners and production house set professionals.
(Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide and is the star appraiser on Discovery channel’s TV show, Auction Kings. To learn about your antiques, go to www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or @DrLori on Twitter.)