BAD GIRLS ANTIQUES has teamed with GUY STUFF @ GILMAN to continue our successful businesses at PACIFIC ANTIQUE GALLERIES in SODO, on Lander in South Seattle, between 1st & 4th. (Dealers 511 & 127). Under the name of BAD GIRLS & GOOD GUYS, we will continue to offer the same high quality antiques & collectibles we are known for at Pacific Galleries, at the Christine Palmer Antique Expo at the Puyallup Fairgrounds February & November, & at other venues to be announced. Watch Craigslist & the BAD GIRLS website for additional details.
PLEASE leave a message - I don't automatically return missed calls from numbers I don't recognize but if you leave a message, I will call you back. If you don't hear back from me within 24 hrs, please don't hestitate to call back - I might be managing an estate sale and been a bit overwhelmed when you called!
Site last updated: 9/16/2014
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Selling your items
If you need someone to manage an estate sale or downsizing sale, please check the 'Estate Sales' page or go to www.browntagestatesales.com Otherwise...................
YES! I DO BUY!(and am still buying even though I have closed the shop.) Some items are taken on consignment but mostly, I buy outright. Contact me by phone or email if you are selling - I generally request that you email photos before I drive to look at your items. If you have a lot of smaller collectibles, it is usually best if you box them up and either drop the boxes off with me or I can pick them up. I will give you a receipt and get back to you within about 48 hours with an offer. This way I can take the time to research your items and do my best to give you a fair price.
I am still buying for my mall spaces at Pacific Galleries plus I need inventory for shows and for selling on Ebay. My partner, Paul (the Good Guy), is always interested in Guy Stuff - Taxidermy, fishing, hunting, brass & copper etc. We are always interested in smaller pieces of furniture, including tables, bookcases, display cases, small china cabinets, hall trees, dressers & chests, trunks and many other items.
I am especially looking for vintage collectibles - tools, advertising signs, guy stuff, Sterling flat ware & hollow ware, rhinestone and fine jewelry, art pottery, kitchenware glass from the 1930's & 40's, antique artwork, anything unusual is a good seller. Call me or email me with what you have and I'll see if it's what I'm looking for - it's hard to describe EXACTLY the items I want! But take a look at what's in our spaces -- that will give you some clues.....
Remember that if you are selling to a dealer, you will get an offer of approximately 30 to 40% of the value of the item, with the exception of gold & sterling. Condition and demand have a huge impact on what I will pay -- if I have to work on a piece of furniture, I must take my time and ability into consideration when I determine what I will pay for that piece. If it goes right out on the floor, I pay more; if it needs work, I have to sell it as is or spend time fixing the problems. Collectibles that have chips or cracks have very little value and I will usually turn away damaged china, glass etc. Books must be in excellent condition -- I don't care if they are 100 years old, if they have water damage, they're worth zip. I also have to consider the length of time an item will be in my inventory-- is this piece 'hot'? or are buyers few and far between for this particular collectible? All of these factors are involved in the value of an item. I try to be as fair as possible but the market is not what it used to be!
Don't toss out funky stuff from your barn or garage -- you might be amazed at what we will buy and at what sells for good prices! Old tools, rusty metal stuff, tarnished brass, old signs -- call us before you decide it's junk!
(Don't go! Dere's more stuff to see! Check out the 'What's New ' pagefor inventory for sale at Pacfic Galleries (PACGAL) and photos of upcoming & past shows; see the 'Estate Sales' page for info on estate sale mangaement and upcoming sales)