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Old 03-29-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I have a whole bunch of really nice pins or brooches. Some costume and some Sterling Silver and som 24k gold. I don't wear them anymore and my daughters don't either. I would like to sell them all. Does anybody wear them anymore? Don't have time or energy for a garage sale for the costume stuff (fashion jewelry is what it is called now) so wondering how to sell them. Thank you.
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I love my pins and brooches! I occasionally see other women wearing them too. Many of mine have come from estate sales, antique/junk stores and flea markets, some from ebay.
Some people make a living from reselling items on ebay so maybe you could locate someone in your area to do that for you? Perhaps a consignment shop?
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Actually I do sell some things on ebay. this morning I looked up Native American jewelry to see what it is going for now. Think I'll look to see if costume jewelry is selling. I wouldn't think anybody would spend more than $10 for something they couldn't touch and view personally. Maybe I'm wrong. I sure wouldn't.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Well...that was interesting. On ebay people are selling big tangles of costume jewelry by the lb. They don't even bother to separate the stuff. Must be garage sale buyers. Some people have stuff listed as low as $1. The listing fee is more than that. At least my husband is a good photographer and would do a much better job than most of what I saw on there.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I used to buy mine from ebay in lots of five or six or more, not worth the expense of shipping and handling otherwise, but yeah, if the pics and description are detailed I have no problem with buying costume jewelry online. More expensive pieces like the 24k gold, eh, maybe, if you had a stellar rep and feedback and a return/refund policy.
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I've seen a few brooches on designer gowns! Its new to me, and I hope the trend continues.

I have a couple of my grandmother's brooches, and a couple I've bought second hand and a few small ones I bought new. I like to wear them high, below my shoulder, like Madeline Albright does.

That's the nice thing about being old. You feel empowered to wear whatever you like.

And, don't forget, you can put several sparkly brooches on a denim jacket. I like that look.
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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NK, if I were you, I'd hang onto the better ones, the sterling and 24k gold ones. Your girls may want them someday when you're gone.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:04 PM
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If you don't want to be bothered with a tag sale or ebay, etc. take the pins you no longer want to your local consignment shop. At least you'll make a few bucks or keep the $$ on your account and use it to shop for something else at the shop.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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I have a whole bunch of really nice pins or brooches. Some costume and some Sterling Silver and som 24k gold. I don't wear them anymore and my daughters don't either. I would like to sell them all. Does anybody wear them anymore? Don't have time or energy for a garage sale for the costume stuff (fashion jewelry is what it is called now) so wondering how to sell them. Thank you.
Are you sure they're 24k gold? That's pure gold, very soft. Some cultures like to have portable wealth so they buy 24k jewelry but normally pieces in this country are 14k or 18k (or 9k).

The pieces with marks will sell for more, so get out the magnifying glass.

I sell a lot of new pins/brooches, so there's still demand for them.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Sell them on Ebay!
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