Click here for an exhaustive list of appraisal sites, price guides and other resources for your collectibles.
APPRAISAL RESOURCES AND PRICE GUIDES
- Sotheby’s – International auction house extraordinaire. Perfect for appraising high-dollar items.
- Christie’s – Fine art appraisal and more.
- American Society of Appraisers – Find an appraiser near you or learn more about becoming one.
- Appraisers Association of America – Find an appraiser focusing on fine and decorative arts, including books.
- Antique Appraisals – Specialists in antiques and decorative arts, fine art, furniture, porcelain, silver, collectibles, vintage automobiles, oriental rugs, books and manuscripts.
- Kovel’s.com – THE collectibles price guide.
- Antique Trader – Online home of premier antique magazine featuring articles, news, and classifieds.
- Collector’s Weekly – Information and identification assistance for every kind of collectible.
- Collect.com – Collect comics, jewelry, ceramics, art? Use this site to price it, buy it, or sell it.
- Antiques Roadshow Glossary – Decode your memorabilia with this excellent glossary.
- Ebay – Use Ebay to compare collectibles prices among sellers.
GENERAL ANTIQUE RESOURCES
- Curioscape – A directory of over 5,000 online antique shops.
- World Collectors Net – The social networking site for collectors – includes features, message boards, and collectors blogs.
- Collectionantique – “A national directory of antique dealer supplies and services and collectible dealers providing shop locations, addresses, phone numbers all across the state.”
- Antiques and Collectibles National Association – “This is the official site of Antique dealers and collectors. It provides mall and shop owner information, show promotion information and a promotion mall/shop/dealer locator.”
SPECIALTY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES
- Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (AABA)
- Book Finder – Searches and compares books using a multitude of search engines.
- Bibliofind – Search for rare and out of print books using this search engine provided by Amazon
- Faded Giant Guide to Rare and Old Book Values – Some great resources here, especially the author’s signature directory.
- Internet Public Library Rare Books FAQ – Resources and strategies for book collectors.
- AbeBooks – Buy, sell, and get information on rare books from the people with passion for books. Don’t miss the videos!
- Your Old Books – Don’t let the title fool you – this website is presented by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Get started learning about evaluating your own collection today!
- IOBA Book Terminology – The Independent Online Booksellers Association helps you decode book speak (like biopredation, provenance and disiderata) with this helpful glossary.
Cards, Stamps, Autographs
- Universal Autograph Collectors Club – Info for collecting and authenticating autographs
- Professional Stamp Experts – Offers price guides, authentications, and grades.
- Trading Card Central – For both sports and non-sports cards.
Cars and Military
- Hemmings – The world’s largest collector-car marketplace.
- Antique Automobile Club of America – For antique car collectors and enthusiasts.
- Old Cars Weekly – Online publication for antique car collectors.
- Military Trader and Vehicles – The military collecting destination.
Coins and Money
- Society of Paper Money Collectors, Inc. – All about paper money.
- World Currency Museum – Find images of bank notes from around the world.
- Numismatic News – Online publication for coin enthusiasts, published by Antique Trader.
Comics, Music, Toys, and Pop Culture
- National Antique Doll Dealers Association – Offers guidelines and resources for doll collecting.
- TheForce.Net – Star Wars collecting news.
- Comic Book Collecting Association – For comic book enthusiasts.
- CBGXtra – Online comic book buying guide.
- Goldmine – Online record collecting magazine.
Glass and Home Furnishings
- American Cut Glass – For collectors of cut glass.
- American Furniture Collecting Guide – Brought to you by the professionals at Christie’s.
- Antique and Vintage Furniture – Part of the Collector’s Weekly site.
- The Classic Typewriter Page – A goldmine for typewriter enthusiasts.
- Glass Insulators – An online guide for collectors of early communication insulators.