RESOURCES

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of auctioneers, antique dealers, collectors, pickers and flea market folk ask me what tools and resources I suggest they use. Many of you out there have helped me learn, research and discover what I didn’t know and it’s time to pay it forward. I’ve gone through a tremendous number of tools over the years and have managed to narrow the selection down for you.

This page is a collection of the top free and paid resources I currently use or have used in the past, including some noteworthy mentions. Click on the images below to go through to the resource website or view related content. Some of the below links are affiliate links, which means I get a kick-back for recommending something that helps you. In some cases, you’ll also get a special partner discount, saving you some money, so my hope is it’s win-win !

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FREE SEARCH

My Favorite Research Sites for the Auctioneer, Appraiser & Catalog Staff

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PRODUCTIVITY

The Behind the Scenes, Software, Productivity Tools, Websites & 3rd Party Experts

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SECOND CHANCE

Links to "Find Your Sale." Best tools to track down your next treasure. Auctions, Garage, Estate & Yard Sale Locators

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DIY or

 Find a Guy

Or Gal of course...Links to Sites to Sell it Yourself of Hire an Expert.

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ODD BALL FINDS

I research a lot of stuff working on articles and appraisals and find some cool stuff.  This is my guilty pleasure links. Totally Random....

FAIR MARKET VALUE

"FREE SEARCH"

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BIDSQUARE

A great site with searchable past auction results. Easy to set up free account.

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CHRISTIE'S

Founded in 1766, they have a great searchable database and amazing visuals.

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eBAY

Tons of data, with searchable past auction results. Easy to set up free account. Search completed / sold items.

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HERITAGE

A great site with searchable past auction results. Easy to set up free account.

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INVALUABLE

A great site with searchable past auction results. Easy to set up free account.

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LIVE AUCTIONEERS

A great site with searchable past auction results. Easy to set up free account.

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SOTHEBYS

Auctioneers since 1744. Great auction history and research available.

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MORPHY

Morphy Auctions in Pennsylvania and Las Vegas, NV has become one of the greats. Nice search functions of past auctions.

 

SPECIALTY ITEMS

"FREE SEARCH"

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ACTION FIGURES #1

The Action Figure Toy Archive is quite comprehensive, excellent for finding what you are researching !

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DOLLS REFERENCE

A great site with just about ever doll you can imagine. Easy to search and amazing information.

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ACTION FIGURES #2

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NATIVE AMERICAN MARKS

Toy Worth is a great site with retail and wholesale prices.

Great site with Artists & Shop marks.

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COINS

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SILVER HALLMARKS

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COSTUME JEWELRY

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DESIGNER DATABASE

The NumisMedia Price Guide is hands down the best & represents the FMV for a properly graded coin.

The best site for silver hallmarks, makers, assayers information and more...

A great site with numerous Costume Jewelry Hallmarks & Signatures.

Heritage Auctions has compiled and amazing database of jewelry designer marks. 

 

PRODUCTIVITY

Software - Tools & 3rd Party 

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CONSTANT CONTACT

Try Constant Contact’s easy-to-use email marketing with free, award-winning support. Start your free trial today.

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FIVERR

You can find just about any expert, to help you do anything here. Amazing service and amazingly affordable !

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DELUXE PRODUCTS

Find a Wide Range Of Customized & Affordable Services For Your Business Needs.

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LINKFOOL

Linkfool is an inbound marketing and SEO service to help grow your site's rankings.

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NAMECHEAP

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SHAREASALE

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WP ENGINE

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ZOHO CRM

Buy a domain name and create your website today.

Use ShareASale to find products to promote, and earn commission for referrals on those products.

WP Engine® is the managed WordPress host trusted by more than 90,000 customers.

Run your entire business with Zoho's suite of online productivity tools and SaaS applications. Forever Free Plan Too !

 

SECOND CHANCE

FIND YOUR SALES

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AuctionZip

The world's largest online auction marketplace. A go-to destination where more than 25K professional auctioneers & 13 million auction buyers come together each year to list and find auctions.

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AuctionList

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EstateSales.Net

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AuctionGuy

Auction List is a leading source for auction listings in North America, bringing auctioneers and bidders together in one, easy-to-use online tool.

Provides detailed descriptions, pictures, and directions to local estate sales, tag sales, and auctions in your area.

Auctionguy.com is  a leading resource for searchable auction sale bills from auctioneers around the world.

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Garage Sale Finder

A free tool to help you find garage sales and yard sales easier than ever before.

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EstateSales.Org

A leading estate sale marketplace. Search for local estate sales, shop online auctions & connect w/ local estate sale companies.

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Yard Sale Search

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Garage Sale Tracker

Find all the garage sales, yard sales, and estate sales on a map! Or place a free ad for your upcoming sale.

Find garage sales or yard sales in your area. Get tips how to advertise a garage sale for the best results.

 

DIY or FIND

an Expert

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eBid

An online auction site with an exceptionally large marketplace, user database, and free listings.

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eBay

Thee world's online marketplace; a place for buyers and sellers to come together and trade almost anything.

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AuctionFlex

Auction Flex & HiBid are a one stop-shop providing everything you need to run your successful auction business no matter what type of auctions you do.

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BidWrangler

BidWrangler builds branded mobile auction calendar, notification/reminder, and bidding apps for auctioneers.

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Jasper52

Presents expertly curated antique, vintage and collectible goods in partnership with the world's most trusted auction houses.

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National Association of Auctioneers

Link to find a Professional  by Specialty & Designation. The National Auctioneers Association, founded in 1949, is an advocacy group representing auctioneers, auction businesses and related companies that seeks to promote the auction method of marketing and the practice of auctioneering in the United States.

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Auction Services

They have something for Buyers, Auctioneers and Consignors. Upgrade your website and enhance your online auction marketing with AuctionServices. 

 

ODD BALLS

OR THINGS I FIND INTERESTING

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Diecast Wholesale

Shop Online their Huge Collection of Diecast Models at Very Competitive Prices.

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Sideshow Inc.

A modern day renaissance studio, specializing in licensed & original creations. Regularly distinguished for achieving a level of authenticity seldom seen in the figure collectible arena.

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LoadUp

Junk problems? They are a great solution. Guaranteed upfront pricing that's typically 20% – 30% cheaper than the others.

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Viper Tec Knives

Viper Tec offers a large selection of Knives at affordable prices. Amazing models that are very hard to find. Folders, OTF, Tactical, Butterfly, Auto & So much more !

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Used Cardboard Boxes 

Cheap used moving boxes and cardboard boxes for sale! UCB is the cheapest, easiest, & most earth-friendly way to get shipping & moving boxes.

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More to come...

I will be updating this often !