Collectibles Inventory Services

How is an inventory of collectibles – or an entire collection – different from a whole-house inventory? It’s in the details. I photograph each item individually, often taking multiple angels. The written description includes information that provides details of each item, piece-by-piece. For example:

  • Artwork – artist, medium, name of piece, measurements
  • Baseball cards – player, team, year
  • Books – title, author, edition, publisher, ISBN #
  • China – manufacturer, pattern, # of place settings and # of pieces per place setting, list of each serving dish
  • Comic books – publisher, character, issue #, date
  • Figurines – manufacturer, name of the piece, identifying number, measurements
  • Guns – manufacturer, type, model, caliber or gauge, serial number
  • Sports memorabilia – item, team, who autographed

In addition to common collectibles like coins, stamps, and the items noted above, we are aware of less common collections. such as salt and pepper shakers, model cars and airplanes, brass bells, decks of playing cards, historic documents, mounted taxidermies … you name it, someone, somewhere, probably has a collection of it!

Why is it important to have an itemized list of your collectibles?

  • To be able to itemize the value of each item and the collection as a whole.
  • Knowing they are insured sufficiently.
  • Using it as a source to note what items their family and friends want “someday.”
  • Having photos and descriptions to prepare to sell them as a whole collection or individually.
  • Prevention from buying an item already owned while working on completing a collection.

Focusing on the needs of my clients, I have become a specialist in Collections and Collectibles Inventory Services. Whether you want a whole-house inventory, an inventory of your collectibles, or both, I will create the inventory of your choice.