Where's the best place to sell Salt Cellars?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Jimmy Genslinger, Dec 4, 2023.

  1. Jimmy Genslinger

    Jimmy Genslinger New Member

    My mom recently passed and had a large set of salt cellars. Some of them I believe are pretty rare. I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to sell them...online? a local antiques dealer? If online are some sites better than others? Where would you recommend?
     
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Jimmy, would you be kind enough to post photographs providing us with some examples from your mother's collection?

    Debora
     
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  3. Jimmy Genslinger

    Jimmy Genslinger New Member

    image1.jpeg image0.jpeg image6.jpeg image8.jpeg image7.jpeg image3.jpeg image10.jpeg image9.jpeg image12.jpeg image5.jpeg image4.jpeg image11.jpeg Sure, I realize these aren't the best pictures but they are all I currently have...
     
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'm sorry for your loss.....:(

    Unless you are ready or have the time to identify one by one, I'd say find a local KY auction house that deals in glass and give em everything....
     
  5. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

    my condolences...

    it can be quite a task to liquidate a collection of any kind. If you know a local auction or estate liquidation company, that might be a place to start.

    there is an Open Salts Collectors club that might be able to offer some insight; they have a facebook group:

    HOME | Mysite 1 (opensalts.info)

    addendum:
    several years back my 90 year of neighbor passed. She had extensive and varied collections. Her kids tried for some time to do weekend estate sales but finally ended up using a local auction company that held an online auction for everything, which included 707 lots. Here's that auction for reference:

    Wiser Estate Online Auction | Bob Parks Auction Co., LLC (hibid.com)
     
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  6. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    The silver ones certainly need to be closely looked at. I see many nice examples,if you can get some close ups of the glass ones we have THE glass expert on here .
     
  7. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Was in the exact same situation when my mother passed. As a dealer, I was able to price individually and sell over time. I know I was not able to even recoup my mother's investment, as the market has dropped significantly. Sold all the best ones pretty easily. Think I still have a couple dozen I couldn't sell stashed away.

    Consequently, if interested in liquidating quickly, find a good auction house and send them off. To maximize return, research each and try selling yourself. EBay is probably the best venue for that since you are not a retailer.
     
  8. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I joined the "open Salt collectors of the world" Facebook page just to educate my self. They have a place to post for auctions . I would join them and send them the same message. They may offer to buy some from you.
     
  9. Jimmy Genslinger

    Jimmy Genslinger New Member

    Thanks to everybody for the great suggestions, if I can figure out how to remove them from the glass display case I will take better/closer picks and post them :)
     
  10. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

    johnnycb09 and Any Jewelry like this.
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