Library Resources | Internet Sites | Community Resources | Search Strategies
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Materials listed here may be located at different branch libraries. Please check our Online Catalog for location and availability. (R=Reference, for in-library use only). Many books on collectibles are available in both the Reference section and the circulation collection for check out.
Collectors Guide to Online Auctions
by Nancy Hix.
Learn all the inside tricks—searching, selling your items, placing bids, etc.
025.0638 HIX, R 025.0638 HIX
Free Stuff for Collectors on the Internet
by Judy Heim and Gloria Hansen.
025.0679 HEIM, R 025.0679 HEIM
The Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List
by Kovel, Ralph M (Annual)
745.1 KOVEL R 745.1 K
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District subscribes to the following magazines. Please check our Online Catalog for location and availability. Back issues can be checked out or put on hold.
Western and Eastern Treasures
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Buy, Sell and Check Current Prices
- Links to hundreds of sites relating to antiques and collectibles. No
matter what you collect, you are likely to find something here. Information for beginners too.
- Ebay's Collector's Club Page
- Official collector clubs of the best known and top brands collectible companies.
- Antiques Roadshow Online
- Go here for the current tour dates, behind the scenes, tips of the trade, etc.
- A popular local community classifieds and forums. It lists over 8 million classified ads per month.
- The biggest garage sale in the world is at your fingertips. Buy, sell, or check the current price for your latest find. Click on the site index to get started.
- Same setup as Ebay but for buyers only. Goodwill stores across the country put their best donations on this auction site. The items on sale are described in general terms so dig for those treasures.
- Bonafied Classified
- Easy to use. Check the classified ads of many newspapers across the country. Look for garage and estate sales, flea markets, and antiques where you travel or in our own local papers. A service of the Newspaper Association of America.
- Newer collectible section including stamps and coins, toys, Beanie Babies, animation and comics, science fiction, movie memorabilia, and miscellaneous.
- Major auction house. View upcoming auctions and realized prices on past auctions. Great photographs and descriptions of fine antiques and collectibles.
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- The metro area's own fine auction house! Check online for what's available at the next auction, or check the archives to see what your current interest has sold for in the past.
- Palmer Wirfs Antique and Collectibles
- Nine huge shows a year from Tacoma to San Francisco. Check the Portland dates which fall in March, July, and October.
Check your local or Portland Yellow Pages under Antiques, Collectibles, and Thrift Stores.
Check the Oregonian and the Columbian for estate, garage, and moving sales. You can also go to Bonafied Classified and look for the
classified ad sections of different newspapers in the country.