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Old 06-12-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Default Where is the best place to sell antiques?

I have some antique furniture that I wish to sell. A two-piece hutch, a lions-paw oak dinette table with four chairs, a bentwood and wicker rocking chair and a huge African mortar and pestle (should be a museum piece, the pestle is four feet tall, the mortar is two feet tall.)

They are all high priced items. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain, Las Vegas, NV
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We are in the same boat as you are. I tried going to the Home Consignment Center near us and was told they weren't interested. The manager explained that "No one in Las Vegas wants antiquest -- it's not that kind of town." They strongly recommended we drive the pieces to L.A. where there are a number of antique dealers that might be willing to take them. Very frustrating. I hope one of the other readers here will have a better suggestion!
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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We are in the same boat as you are. I tried going to the Home Consignment Center near us and was told they weren't interested. The manager explained that "No one in Las Vegas wants antiquest -- it's not that kind of town." They strongly recommended we drive the pieces to L.A. where there are a number of antique dealers that might be willing to take them. Very frustrating. I hope one of the other readers here will have a better suggestion!
Try the antique mall on Eastern just south of Sunset. Sorry, but I don't remember the name. There are also some stores downtown but don't know if they do consignments. The home furniture consignment stores just don't deal in antiques, but obviously antiques have a market in Las Vegas. We have several pieces from local antique stores.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Try the antique mall on Eastern just south of Sunset. Sorry, but I don't remember the name. There are also some stores downtown but don't know if they do consignments. The home furniture consignment stores just don't deal in antiques, but obviously antiques have a market in Las Vegas. We have several pieces from local antique stores.
Another possibility: Lynn's World, on Pecos just north of Sunset.

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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They are all high priced items. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
I'd sell them on eBay.

If your rocking chair was made by Sam Maloof, I'll buy it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Reno
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I'd sell them on eBay.
The shipping cost the OP would have to charge for these items on eBay would make it unlikely he would get even close what he wants for them. Selling locally, even through a store that takes a cut, is likely to produce a better price.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Here are some options you may want to consider:

Antiques at the Market
(702) 307-3960
6665 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV
Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m

Antique Mall of America
933-2791
9151 Las Vegas Blvd S, #344, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Mo to Su from 10:00am to 07:00pm


The site below lists the following three.
http://www.vegas4locals.com/freeantiquemalls.html:

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE ESTATE LIQUIDATION
1422 Western Ave
89102
384 4922

Las Vegas Antique and Gift Mall
2330 Industrial Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Main Street Antiques
500 South Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
382-1882
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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The shipping cost the OP would have to charge for these items on eBay would make it unlikely he would get even close what he wants for them. Selling locally, even through a store that takes a cut, is likely to produce a better price.
Craigslist is better if you want to keep all the profits in pocket.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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That would be a great chair, but it wouldn't qualify as an antique, would it? He only died a few years ago.

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If your rocking chair was made by Sam Maloof, I'll buy it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Craigslist is better if you want to keep all the profits in pocket.
But they reach a far smaller audience. The reason the big auction houses do so well is because they have the market penetration to get the item in front of the sort of people who are willing to pay what it's worth.

If I had a piece of high-end art for sale, I wouldn't post "Van Gogh for sale" on Craigslist. I'd be on the phone with Christie's.
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