The most common questions we get asked are do we 'buy' antiques and do we do consignment. The answer to both questions is yes we do. We truly appreciate any and all opportunities to buy quality antiques and collectibles, but unfortunately we cannot buy everything. So in an effort to save us both time here are some 'guidelines' to make your experience with us a positive one.
What we buy:
The best way to see the kinds of things we buy is shop our store. View the pictures we have here to help give you a general idea. We have 9 different dealers that each specialize in different kinds of items. If you review the information about our dealers, you'll get a general idea of what we buy and sell. If you don't see it listed, feel free to call us. Often items need to be seen either in person or via email. Some customers will bring items in and leave them so all dealers have time to review items for offers.
Two of our dealers specialize in areas.
Fishing & Sporting Goods: Terry McBurney buys and sells fishing and sporting goods. He can often be found here on Wednesdays but please call ahead.
Postcards - Tonia North buys and sells postcards and paper/ephemera and works 4 days a month. Either call ahead for the day she is scheduled to be here, or you may contact her directly to schedule an appointment at email@example.com .
Here is a general list of other things we look for and buy:
**Furniture: Our dealers like a wide variety and we are known for our nice Primitives
**Primitives: Wood bowls, Pottery, crocks, Americana, patriotic, etc.
**Collectibles: Glass Jars, game boards, political, patriotic, toys, framed art, WWII
**Smalls: Old medicine bottles & boxes, razors, pins, jewelry, metal ware, industrial, hardware, tin cans, sewing, etc.
**Glassware: Fenton and other glass, china & pottery collectibles
**Architectural: old windows, doors, moldings, frames, signs
**Linens & Textiles: Quilts, blankets, clothing, napkins, runners, napkins, etc.
**Seasonal items: Holiday and seasonal items such as garden tools, sprinklers, shovels & buckets.
**Paper Ephemera: Victorian Valentines, Old maps, advertising, magazines (select & older than 1968), vintage greeting cards, Some Books (old children's, books with great images, maps, prints, popular novels & Series books like Westerns - but NOT Encyclopedia's and books of that nature)
***Please Note: We only buy and sell items older than 1968 IN the store. If you have something of high value (over $100) that is not that old, we may be able to assist you in selling it online.
What we DO NOT Buy:
**Items NEWER than 1968
**Plates and figurines with "Certificates of Authenticity"
Dovetail Antiques offers Estate Services and would love to talk with you about how we can help you identify the best method to liquidate your estate. We have set up Estate sales utilizing either a percentage of sales or by the hour. Contact us at the store for details and to discuss your personal situation.
Two of our Dovetail dealers offer appraisals. Below is a list of items and dealers who can appraise items for you. Please call our store to set up an appointment.
PROFESSIONAL ONLINE SALES
Other ways we can help you:
If you have something we don't or can't carry in our store, we can offer you a way to still connect with our customers through our Facebook page. Currently this is a free service to our customers.