FAQ

We Buy Antiques! We Buy Properties!

We are now actively seeking and are strong buyers of estate and costume jewelry, gold, sterling, coins, scrap gold, vintage guitars and amps, and stereo components.
We look for Mid- Century and Danish Modern furniture, especially by Scandinavian designers.
We buy & sometimes will trade gold for antiques. See list for what we buy. We also handle consignments. Please inquire.

Do you buy antiques, estate and costume jewelry, gold, silver, platinum, coins, and vintage guitars?

Yes, we are constantly adding to our massive inventory. We buy and take consignments for antiques that are offered to us from private individuals, antique collectors, antique dealers, lawyers for estates, and a number of other sources. If you have antiques or vintage collectibles to sell that would be of interest to us, please read our Seller’s FAQ below first before contacting us by email, phone or fill out the simple and convenient form and attach your pictures found here.

Do you sell antiques, estate and costume jewelry, gold, silver, platinum , coins and vintage guitars?

Yes! You can shop different ways with Ellis Antiques. We have a brick and mortar store located in historic Collingswood, NJ and an online store, Shop, EllisAntiques.

Do you do Appraisals / Give Free Online Valuations? OR I do not want an appraisal, I just need help or more information. Can you help?

Regrettably, we cannot offer this free service due to time constraints. If the item is not for sale and you are not interested in our professional appraisal service, please do not contact us. We receive so many requests and it would be impossible (as well as unfair to us) to answer them

I want to sell my antique but do not know what it is worth. What do I do?

It is strongly advised that you present a reasonable idea of what you want for an item. Please take into account that we purchase wholesale and it is impossible for us to pay full retail price.

I just saw my grandma’s _______ on the Antiques Roadshow and it was appraised at $5000. Are you interested? I saw my item on-line for $____, is that what it is worth?

An antiques value is contingent upon many factors. To avoid disappointment, be sure of what you have first before projecting an unrealistic value to a piece. Be sure you are looking at average sold prices, in the same condition, etc. not “asking” prices On-line!

Will you make me an offer?

Yes, we can make offers on items we are interested in purchasing. However, we cannot make offers on items that we have not seen in person. If you send us photos and some information on your piece, we can set up an appointment to discuss the matter further.

If you don’t know what you want for something, we can make you a reasonable offer. Thankfully for you, we are extremely fair and enjoy a favorable reputation. Even those who shop around for a price typically end up selling to us and most always return in the future. Additionally, customers recommend us to friends and family (Referrals are greatly appreciated!).

How much do you pay??

This really depends on the individual piece, but in general, this is determined by condition, rarity, and desirability of the given piece. Again, we buy wholesale and pay a percentage of the retail ticket. Antique values are volatile and are subject to market trends and economic pressure. What’s hot and what’s not!
When buying jewelry, gold, platinum, coins, etc, pricing is dependent on the market price of the metal, which is constantly fluctuating by the minute.

How do I sell or consign you antiques?

Easy – just email us at francesca@ellisantique.com, call us at 856.854.6346, or fill out a simple and convenient form with all the pertinent information, attach your pictures, and we will get back to you ASAP should we be interested. Actually, we prefer photos to be texted to us. Please call for the correct phone number for texting. Please do not use our store number as that is a land line and will not work.

How do I receive payment for antiques that I sell you?

We typically pay with a business check.

How long does it take?

We will pay you promptly upon receipt of the item by the method of your choice.

Do you have a shop?

Yes!

How do these appointments work?

We prefer that you bring items in – for jewelry, gold, sterling, coins, instruments and small items. You can bring items in to our retail shop. Please call first to check with the owner’s availability. Walk-ins and visitors are welcome during the hours of 1 PM to 6 PM Wed. thru Sat each week.

How can I send you the gold, silver, platinum or jewelry I want to sell?

Easy. Just get a Priority box at the post office, use a bubble mailer, or even in a plastic baggie inside of an envelope. Upon receipt we will contact you. Make sure you include your name, address and telephone number. We will refund the shipping if we purchase the items. Please send to :
Ellis Antiques
P. O. Box 8802
Collingswood, NJ 08108

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