I began my blog in January, and I’ve received quite a few questions about the best way to sell a
So welcome to the first of a new series: “Lessons Learned.” I’ll try to tell you more about Coke memorabilia and collecting, based on my experience working at
In 30+ years, I’ve seen any number of Coke pieces and been asked almost everything about
“Lessons Learned” will answer frequently asked questions, and I might break up some entries into a few posts, since I’m covering a lot of ground!
Question: I’m interested in selling my Coke collection (or a single piece). What’s the best way to do that?
Answer: There are a number of ways to sell
For general Coke items or more recent
One way to sell a Coke piece is through an auction site such as eBay. This kind of site lets people who are specifically interested in buying
There are tens of thousands of
The other place collectors know to go to find Coke items is through
For rare or unusual
Depending on the piece or collection you are selling, you also could try an auction house or local estate sale service. Three auction houses that regularly feature high-end
There is a fee for this kind of service (usually a percentage of the sale), but -- if you have a valuable piece -- an auction hosted by someone who is an expert in
Of course, valuable pieces sell at
No matter how you sell a Coke collectible, always do your homework! You want to know as much about an item as you can so that you are an informed seller. That way, you can write the proper description of the item, answer questions potential buyers might have, and maybe even know if you want to keep that