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6 Items Every Vintage Collector Should Own


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Vintage items always tend to stir up nostalgic feelings and immediately brings back memories of a simpler time – if you’re old enough, that is.

If you’re just starting out as a collector of all things vintage, but also want to make a little money from your hobby, here are a few types of items to look out for that you can buy and keep or maybe resell to make a profit later…

1. Mid-Century Furniture

If you’ve been a customer of ours for a while now, you know that mid-century furniture are hot-ticket items. This interior design aesthetic has had a cult following for the past several years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Here are some mid-century design ideas and inspiration that we shared a while back.

2. Vintage Art

There always seems to be a market for high-quality, original signed art pieces. You can refer to one of our previous articles about online estate sale auctions being the best place to find art deals.

3. Vintage Sterling Silver

As a precious metal, sterling silver has intrinsic value, but when it comes to vintage and antique sterling pieces, that’s a whole other story. If you have the opportunity to buy a Tiffany & Co. vintage sterling item for cheap, jump on it and never look back.

Sidenote: In our current Combined Asset Estate Sale, we have quite a few lots of sterling silver flatware available. Also, make sure to sign up for notifications because we often have sterling silver items up for auction.

4. Vintage Fashion

Fashionistas around the world have been on the hunt for vintage fashion, especially if it’s a designer label. In this article you’ll learn the 4 pieces of vintage fashion to invest in.

5. Vintage Car

I don’t think you could ever go wrong with owning a vintage car, provided that it’s well-taken care of. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a classic vehicle. And at the right price, they will gladly take over ownership.

6. Vintage signs

If you’ve ever watched the show, American Pickers, you know how valuable vintage signs are. Another type of signage to be on the lookout for are letterboards. According to this article, letterboards have become a trend on Instagram and are now popping up in restaurants everywhere.

Do you have any tips on collecting vintage items? Is there anything you would add to this list? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page.