Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Washington State, the heart of the Pacific Northwest.


Q: How long have you been in business?

A: We don't consider this a business. To us, it will always be a hobby. Over the past 30 years we've seen a lot of dealers come and go, but what keeps us interested is the pursuit of items for our own collections. Along the way we hope that we can help build your collections with items that don't fit in ours.


Q: What do you collect?
A: See our Items Wanted page for items we are most interested in adding to our collections.


Q: I have a collection that I would like to sell, can you help me?

A: Yes! We will purchase one item or an entire collection. We also offer a consignment service. We are not full time dealers and do not make a living as resellers. That allows us to offer unbeatable commission rates so you realize the most from your collection. We would be pleased to visit you and give an on-site evaluation or pick up and transport your collection. Please contact us for details.


Q: What's my item worth?

A: What the market will pay for it. We can give you an educated idea of what your item is worth based on our experience. We will point out key features that distinguish or diminish value and provide our opinion. Internet auction sites regularly make any seasoned professional appraiser look foolish at times. Value is subject to the audience you can attract.


Q: Who buys this stuff from you?

A: Some of the most advanced private collectors from around the United States and Canada. But we also work closely with a number of museums and have contributed many items for public display. We are experienced in facilitating tax deductible donations as well.















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