Discover the Value of your Personal Possessions
Personal Property Valuation For Estates and Individuals
StarConsign can demystify the difficult and emotional process associated with looking through and cleaning out a home filled with a lifetime of personal belongings. Whether you are downsizing, remodeling or have found yourself left with the task of sifting through an entire household of a loved one who has passed away, we can help to make this process much less stressful.
We have an extensive knowledge of collectibles, furniture, antiques and art and all of the resources to identify valuables and direct which venues your items should be sold in if you wish to do so. For estate valuation needs we will create reports and/or catalogues which can accompany wills and estate paperwork.
What We Do
Would you like to turn your treasures and other belongings into cash while decluttering your home and work space? I have sold thousands of items through online sales and auctions over the past 20 years. With many decades of experience in the retail sales of collectibles, antiques, jewelry, and art, our clients are assured of getting the most money for their belongings.
We assist our clients by assessing and researching their items prior to sale, creating professional listings including crisp photographs, conduct all communications with buyers, and manage all shipping and handling. The goal is to provide a seamless and hassle free transaction for my clients.
For selected items, it is in my clients’ best interests to refer their items of value to a nationally recognized auction house. Whether our assistance is through online sales or referrals, We are committed to completing the job of turning your treasures to cash as quickly as possible.
What We Sell
Here are just a few of the items I have sold through our online sales and auctions, and through referrals, to auction houses such as Bonhams. Keep in mind, the possibilities are endless, these are just a few of the more common items. If you’d like a pre-assessment by phone, send me a picture with your contact info and any other details you think are important and I will get back to you.
We Value and Sell A Wide Range of Items. Below are some items we have recently sold.
- *Mid Century Furniture
- Diamond and platinum ring
- Sterling silver flatware
- Antique dolls
- Gold and diamond tennis bracelet
- Art Deco mirrored break front
- World War 2 book – First edition
- Antique woman’s compact
- Fine art and paintings
- Mid 20th century Hawaiian quilt
- Fine Limoges oyster plates
- 18k gold Rolex watch
- Saint Gaudens’ double eagle gold coin
- Original Nike Jordan Air athletic shoes
- Antique mother of pearl button pendants and earrings
- Vintage convertible Volkswagen Beetle
- Antique Dresden china
Cost and Process
A FREE phone consultation is available to determine whether StarConsign can make you money! 707-478-2333
Home and Storage Facility Visits
A minimum charge of $175 is required (payment required on day of visit) It covers 2 hours of service and includes review of client belongings at their location to determine approximate value. Any additional time spent in the home or storage will be at $80 per hour. Payment for services rendered are due upon receipt of invoice. Charges for time spent, including travel, after the initial home or storage visit will be billed at the rate of $80 per hour.
Transport to Auction Houses or Consignment Shops
This service requires payment when items are picked up from the home or storage facility $195 plus tolls and parking for 1/2 day. Additional 1/2 day charge will occur if multiple stops are needed. For example Clars Auction House in Oakland and the consignment shop in Marin.
Ebay – StarConsign commission is 40% of remaining funds after Ebay and Paypal fees are deducted from Final Selling Price. Payment to client is made 14 days after item is shipped and positive feedback is given by buyer
Sales to Local Buyers
Some items can be sold directly to a known buyer who is looking for specific items. When this type of transaction is possible, StarConsign will retain 25% of money received for item/s. Client will receive monies from these sales within 7 days.
Craigslist, Estate/Garage Sale Events
*Garage sales are held 1 or 2 times a year
StarConsign retains 50% of sales *commission fee includes creating newspaper and/or Craigslist ads with photos.
*Client is responsible for delivering items no later than 3 days before sale and picking up unsold items by the end of the sale day when payment will be made for all items sold. Payment to seller will usually be paid immediately
My interest in art, antiques and collectibles started in the early 1970s. I had a shop in a suburb of Philadelphia where I sold early 20th century antiques and art. I loved shopping for Art Nouveau jewelry & antiques, Limoges and Bavarian China, silver, green depression glass, collectible cars and Art Deco furniture. The experience of speaking with clients and other business owners fueled my love of these beautiful items. Selling antiques, art and furniture was my life. I loved going to country auctions and to New York City to attend Sotheby Auctions. I continued my interests in school where I studied art, photography and interior design.
Selling on eBay started as a project for our youngest son, Jake, who became interested in collectibles after accompanying me to antique and thrift shops. He took the pictures, wrote the ads, followed up with customers and packed the items for shipping. When he tired of this I took it over, ran with it and have been selling on eBay since 1996. This has been part of the natural progression that led me to what I am doing today. It has blossomed into a business where I work closely with people to help them maximize financial gains when they want or need to sell their personal possessions. My relationships with auction houses, consignment shops and antique buyers in the North Bay California area are essential to my business.
I love my work and the interesting people I meet and will continue my adventure.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Wishes, Anita
Give Anita a call to schedule an in-home consultation and item assessment.
Anita Smull 707-478-2333
Please use contact form for all email inquiries. To get a pre-assessment of your item, upload a picture with your message below! Be sure to include any pertinent details about the item, in the message field.