Why Sell With Us

You know that we sell most of these items on eBay. Why, you might, ask, couldn't I just sell it myself? This page is dedicated to show you why allowing us to eBay your collection will bring you the same, or better, as you eBaying yourself, but without all the effort.

First of all, eBay has become stricter about who can sell using its marketplace. If you do not maintain a certain Detailed Seller Rating (the stars next to feedback), you will not be allowed to sell on ebay. Feedback is also an issue. Bidders like to stick to sellers with a reputation. If you try to sell your collection and are starting with few or zero feedbacks, the prices just aren't going to rise.

Photo quality is also important. See the difference below between our photos and amateur ebayers. A good photo could add a lot of money to the final bid!

Then, there's the questions... you'd better know your stuff if you want to get top dollar on ebay. Bidders aren't shy about asking :-). And of course, there's the shipping. We have a department that handles fragile and collectible pieces all day long. The sale isn't complete until the high bidder receives it in good order.

Bottom line... inexperienced sellers get lower prices. In fact, we regularly purchase items on ebay that are poorly listed. We are able to resell these items for a profit :-).

Please see below for a couple of comparisons pulled directly from ebay. We show hummels because they are very easy to draw comparisons. Many items we sell are so rare and unique that it's difficult to find other sellers!

Blessed Event, Hummel, Our
Person with zero feedbacks
Easter Time, Hummel, Ours
Person with 30 feedbacks,
Friends, Hummel, Ours
Person with lots of feedbacks, who doesn't specialize in collectibles, $250.99

"Just received the final payment for our auctions. My mother was pleased that the whole deal went quickly and that she did not have to deal with them (hummels) being stored in her closet anymore. It also paid for some nice granite countertops in her condo. I guess it was a 'win/win' for all of us! I will keep your e-mail and number handy. In the future I will also handle her estate and I don't know exactly what she has planned for some of her things, but she has a LOT! Once again, it was so nice to do business with you!"

Anthony Wesley, Hermitage, TN

"I just wanted to let you know that your final check arrived a couple days ago. Thank you for all your hard work, and your prompt responses to all of my questions. You deserve the highest marks! I was very pleased with how quickly you sent the boxes and packing material, and thought the packing instructions were clear and complete. The consignment print-out and checks came very quickly. All in all, the entire process went as I had hoped - during a difficult time, you ably handled the sale of our figurines and plates, and no doubt thanks to your excellent reputation, got higher prices than I had ever expected! I have sung your praises to the rest of the family, and will certainly recommend you and your company whenever the occasion warrants! Thanks again!"

Alison Grey, Minneapolis, MN

"Thanks again to you all for an outstanding job with my Cambridge Glass Collection!"

William Breien, Rockville Centre, NY

"We received the check today. Great job! We will definitely use your services again and/or suggest your services to others. Thank You!"

Dennis and Mary Metz, Chardon, OH


We buy collections outright or take them in on consignment. In some cases you might just need the cash in hand, but in others, it makes sense to put a collection on consignment.


We offer great, personalized consignment plans! Our commission percentages are determined after we assess the value of your collection. Most items will be listed through our eBay username Bakertownecollectables (Click to visit our ebay store!).
It's important to note that even after our commission is deducted from the sale price from a consignment your pay out can still be more than 100% of what someone will offer to you to buy your collection outright. We have the operation, the staff and the online store following in place to move your collection quickly and successfully. Please contact us to find out more!


Not local? No problem. Contact us with details about your collection anyway! We travel to pick up larger collections and arrange shipment for smaller ones. We'll even send you the packing supplies and a guide on how to pack!


Ph: 516-489-6004
Email: info@vintagerarestuff.com
Located in Oceanside, NY 11572