Collectibles Clearinghouse is Different
The collectibles for sale on this website have been consigned to us by clients of Seasoned Life Transitions, Inc. They have shared with us their love for these items and desire to pass along the story of their cherished possessions to someone else who will love and cherish them just as much. Most of the clients are "seasoned life people" or seniors who have made the decision to downsize their homes. They desire to find new owners to purchase their collectibles. We are different than other antique and collectible websites because this website is not a portal for numerous people to go an post their items for sale. All of the items on this website are collectibles we have been consigned to sell for our clients. The antiques and collectibles have been personally evaluated, researched, and appraised by a certified antique appraiser. Each item has been photographed and listed on the website by our staff.
Collectors have the opportunity to see photos from all angles, ask questions, buy now, or make an offer of any item. All items are shipped for free for orders over $10!
We will be adding new products continuously, so please come back and shop often. We also encourage you to join our network of antique collectors by signing up for our email list and newsletter. If you have certain items you collect, let us know. We can keep an eye out for those specific collectibles and advise you of new finds.
Collectibles With a Story
The antiques and collectibles for sale on this website have been researched, photographed, and any documents provided to support their origin and prominence can be found on the item page. Seasoned Life Transitions has taken great care to research these collectible items and review their condition. We do not guarantee authenticity, but do our best to price based on information provided by our clients who consigned the item and our own research and evaluation. Our in-house antique appraisal services are trained and certified to evaluate and assess antiques and vintage collectible articles.
Many items consigned are vintage collectibles, as well as, true antiques or restored antiques. We strive to be the place to buy collectibles of all kinds, including art deco collectibles, Victorian collectibles, mid-century collectibles, sports memorabilia, military memorabilia, vintage toys, collectible books, vintage and antique porcelain or china, and decorative glass or crystal. We have consigned quite a few limited edition art pieces, as well. Most of these fabulous pieces have already been professionally framed and matted.
Facts About Collectibles
Question: Why do people collect things?
Answer: There are many reasons a person desires to collect something and why they choose the items they collect. The most common reason is the type of collectible triggers emotions from a time or place, which is often from childhood. The items they desire to collect could remind them of the past and provides an avenue to relive that cherished time. Others may collect out of a need to have nice things to covet. There may have been a tragic event that triggers the need and having these newly acquired items comforts them. Collectors have an appreciation for craftsmanship, quality, and historical significance. Many collectors learned the art of collecting and the thrill of the hunt from a friend or family member. In any case, collectors appreciate the process and are always keeping an eye out for that prized piece to help complete their collection.
Question: What qualifies as a collectible?
Answer: A collectible can be anything one desires to collect. They do not have to be old or vintage, but just a group of items a person acquires because they love them.
Question: What is a true antique?
Answer: The North American government considers a "duty free" antique as items before 1830, carpets before 1700, string instruments before 1800, etc. These were periods before the machine age and made from hand craftsmanship. Other experts use the 100 year rule to classify an article as an antique. If an item has been restored, at least 60% of the item must be original to still be considered an antique. There are also three key factors that compose an antique, which are (1) Beauty, (2) Rarity, and (3) Historical Significance.
Question: What is the difference between vintage and antique?
Answer: The term vintage refers to post Victorian era items and can be desired collectibles. Most experts consider items up to 99 years old as "vintage" and antiques as 100+ years old.