Things we do not take from the general public.

We do occasional have these items listed as we clear estates and we are obligated to try to sell all the potentially sell able contents but we do not take these items as walk ins from the general public.

 

** BEFORE BRINGING SOMETHING IN PLEASE ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING **

If I was to have a garage sale what would I ask for this item?

If the answer is under 15.00 then it is NOT a good item for auction.

Put those items together with more similar items and make a cohesive lot.  If you do not we may refuse to list them or rearrange your lots.  If you see items on our auction that do not follow these rules it is because they come from a full estate we are working on. We try very hard not take items from the general public that do not have potential to get over 15.00.

 

We will add to this list as we think of items to add, just because your item is NOT listed below does not mean we will accept it, please drop by and ask.

 

  • Push button phones, cordless phones, vintage cell phones or business phone systems
  • Collector Plates
  • China in general (Paragon, Shelly and hand painted art deco tea cups are probably the only exceptions)
  • Dolls (Even really old antique dolls not many collectors for these any more. a full collection we may sell as one lot)
  • non GOLD or SILVER jewelry by itself as a single lot must be REALLY nice or designer made like sworski or sherman
  • Watches (Exceptions are pocket watches, gold watches, brand new working in original box & authentic higher end)
  • Figurines porcelain (Royal Doulton figures are fine in the standard size one but only the figures)
  • Photographs, cabinet cards & even post cards. If they are of people or places outside Canada they have to be in large lots)
  • Anything broken. (If it’s a really collectable piece sometimes exceptions and condition is forgivable)
  • Clothing items (Exceptions are vintage leather jackets, furs that are in good condition, Advertising jackets)
  • Bottle openers need to be in LARGE collections as one lot
  • Books (Exceptions: Hard cover military books, 100+ year old first additions, duck decoy books and bird watching books)
  • Most needle point (antique well done ones 80+ year old in excellent condition will still sell)
  • Low quality prints or really outdated prints
  • Broken electronics or password locked electronics
  • Taxidermy (Illegal to sell in Ontario)
  • Children’s used safety devices (Illegal to sell used in Ontario must be in sealed factory box)
  • Used Baby Cribs (Illegal to sell used in Ontario must be in sealed factory box)
  • Guns (we do have someone that will take these however contact for info as we can not sell them)
  • Junk Lots (Left overs from a garage sale)
  • The Club (Stering wheel anti theft devices)
  • Most dolls (Exceptions to rare barbie dolls and very old french and german
  • signed porc. or wax)
  • Laptop Bags
  • Anything moldy, musty or to smelly to sell (including very stinky moth ball smell, smoking or perfume)
  • Most Antique sewing machines (Exceptions are 221 & 22k Featherweight signers and space age 1950s stylized machines and childs toy machines)
  • Most china (Full sets of china & high end china such as Shelly, RCD or even Paragon we may consider)
  • Amber colored art glass, depression glass or carnival glass
    Pianos
  • Organs (only exception is a hammond b2 with lesney speaker)
  • 1980’s or newer hockey cards (Very few exceptions)
  • 1970’s or newer baseball cards (Very few exceptions)
  • Most non sports cards or football/basket ball cards (Pokemon, Magic, Beatles cards excluded and some exceptions for others)
  • Used coolers (electronic ones or advertising ones may be exceptions such as coke branded coolers)
  • used tents (pop up tents and 10+ person tents in near perfect condition are fine)
  • Used air mattresses
  • Beds & mattresses unless brand new (Never used still in plastic)
  • Damaged silverplate or partial silverplate items
  • Candles & candle holders (we get these with every estate)
  • Most single or ugly lamps (1950’s and some deco/artnew lamps are exceptions)
  • Used ceiling fixtures (fans & lights)
  • Low boy dressers (unless they are mid century teak and top condition)
  • forgery/fakes (fake brand names, fake silver/gold marks, hockey card fakes,
  • fake coins & bills, etc.. Anything made to be deceitful)
  • Food products
  • Untested electronics (You must guarantee the item is working to list it)
  • used pots and pans and cooking devices such as grills (exceptions such as leCruset pots, cast iron pots, etc.)
  • Bear traps (Illegal to sell in Ontario)
  • old video camers
  • cordless phones
  • monitors without hdmi connectoes
  • Treadmills and other work out machines
  • used clothing (exceptions are vintage leather jackets, cowboy boots, etc.. quality items that retain value and are in excellent condition)

… and 100’s of other items we have not added yet.  Sorry we aim for all consignments to reach a MINIMUM of 20.00 any items that we do not feel have the potential to reach 20.00 are turned down.