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Seeking info on how to sell a collection of barber shop items

I have a semi large (?) collection of Barber Shop related items that I would like to sell. My collection consists of some 70 plus shaving mugs, scuttles, and mustache cups in addition to several shaving brushes, straight razors, some with boxes, barber brushes, signs, single and double edge razors some with original boxes and blades. Also barber school book, and other various and sundry bottles and things. I have taken several photos of most items as this is very time consuming, I still have about 30 or so things to photo.
I will be downsizing soon and need to find a good home, a venue to sell this collection or ideas of where to advertise them for sale. Should I create a photo web site? Help please...any and all ideas, suggestions, etc. are welcome and greatly appreciated. Thanks, MJ PS: this is only the start of my many passions over the years that I will not be able to take with me.

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Comment by MJ on December 7, 2008 at 7:37pm
I have uploaded some photos of the Barber Shop collection of mugs, brushes, etc. to the following site:
www.flickr.com/photos/razinfrat/collections (cut and paste this to your browser). I have several collections on this site, so feel free to look at them all and forward my photo site to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks to all who have responded to me. I will try to respond with your inquiries when I have the collection appraised as I (we) collected for some 40+ years and I am unsure as the value.
Comment by Isabelle on December 6, 2008 at 8:41am
well everyone has to say something,MJ let me tell you something, what you maybe do not know, I ask you to give me the price from the entire collection and photos not one by one price
Is better you sale it now , because if you are aware about the econnomy crise we have and is not finish is only the little begin,in 3-4 month no one included me will be able to sale anything, it will be no cash in America, it will be worst then the Black thursday 1929, America will have never see this crise like this one who is going to come
Good luck by selling
Comment by Mike on December 6, 2008 at 4:34am
Try add photos here as well as your own page. www.antiquesglobal.ning.com
Comment by SeeAuctions on December 5, 2008 at 7:42pm
You could sell your collection on our new site www.SeeAuctions.com for free. Let me know if I can be of help you can email me at info@SeeAuctions.com. You would get more if you sold this by the piece. Also there is a barber shop collectors club you might want to email when you sell it. If you just want to sell it as a collection email me some pictures and I will forward them to some advance collectors and dealers.
Good luck on whatever you decide.
Comment by Ogee's Antiques on Ruby Lane on December 5, 2008 at 10:35am
It's pretty obvious by now that most of us would like to see a group shot..or two, to get a broader idea of your items. Some idea of price would also be recommended if you are looking at the collection as a whole, and price ranges if you are willing to piece the collection out. I do think some of the suggestions of venues listed above are valid but my personal experience with ebay is that you are just as apt to get little or nothing other than aggravation for many of your items. However if you've come to the point of just wanting to get it out of your life, that may be the simpliest way to go. I look forward to an update on this site as I could be interested in single items. Best of luck in your endeavour. Debra www.rubylane.com/shops/ogees
Comment by vicki hufstetler on December 5, 2008 at 9:45am
Hi MJ, It sounds like you have amassed a fine collection there. I would look under auctioneers in your area and call on a few of them that specialize in Advertising antiques and collectibles. If you want to sell all in one lot, this would be your best way. The auction house that you choose would give the sale a lot of advertisment with pics and so forth to bring out all the collectors for such items. Shipshewana in Indiana might be a good bet too. Good Luck, Vicki
Comment by wallyh on December 5, 2008 at 9:14am
That pictured occupational mug could be worth some serious money even in damaged condition.
Ebay if you want to auction it and get it gone. Kijiji is like Craigs list. And the up and comer of virtual booth space is BONANZLE.
I would also be interested in seeing the whole lot. wwwallyh@yahoo.com

Good luck.
Comment by Isabelle on December 5, 2008 at 8:17am
I will love to see all the item, please make a photo of everything together and tell me how much
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 5, 2008 at 8:10am

I am interested in discussing your collection........I can be reached at Dianne@CDianneZweig.com
Comment by BEN on December 5, 2008 at 7:11am
craglist is free to list your items for sale. many collectors will drive many miles to get a lovely collection like this and ebay is always a good place to sell. i have learned that selling a collectible by the piece on ebay will sometimes bring you more money rather than sale it as a full collection.check my collectibles out on ebay under the name of badbenbrown and notice how i have them listed. good luck in selling your collection.

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