(s) Antiques and Collectibles Resources

Antiques and Collectibles

 Click here for an exhaustive list of appraisal sites, price guides and other resources for your collectibles.

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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

Books

  • 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

Cars and Military

  • Hemmings – The world’s largest collector-car marketplace.

Coins and Money

Comics, Music, Toys, and Pop Culture

Glass and Home Furnishings

Sports