Finding the value of Avon Collectibles- Do-it-yourself or Collector Price Guides ?
Tips for “Do-it-Yourselfers”
For those who want to do their own research, the internet can be a vast source of information. A good rule of thumb is to find 3 or more examples of the item you are researching to get a general idea of the current value of your item. This is an option if the items are items you are researching are generally available online. This method also works offline by frequenting shops, auctions, etc that carry similar items.We are aware that many of our visitors have used our online shop to research some of the collectibles they own. For this reason we are often asked by visitors about the value of other items they own, or if their items are not considered collectible simply because we do not carry them. We carry a few hundred of the tens of thousands of Avon Collectibles that were ever produced, so while you might by chance find an item you are researching in our store
or elsewhere online, including Avon Collectibles on Ebay
(a link partner)
, you also might not. Most items however will eventually show up somewhere online.
Below you will find the resources we heartily recommend as the most helpful resources available. Price guides are becoming scarce, you might try your Local library to see if a copy is available
This resource covers more Avon Collectibles than any other- over 14000! While it is out of print, it can sometimes be found (link below): (or at your local library)
Bud Hastins Avon Collectors Ency & California Perfume Co (Bud Hastin’s Avon and Collector’s Encyclopedia)
This resource covers the Avon Cape Cod Collection in great detail:
Avon’s 1876 Cape Cod Collection: Glass Dinnerware
Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2015: America’s Most Authoritative Antiques Annual!
Kovels is an antique and collectibles guide for many types of collectibles.
Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry & Awards (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
This is the only source I am aware of for Avon Jewelry pricing and information.
How to Sell Antiques and Collectibles on eBay… And Make a Fortune!
Dennis Prince teams up with antique and collectible expert Lynn Dralle to provide all the information necessary to reap the huge benefits of selling antiques and collectibles on eBay. Written by an eBay Power Seller whose earnings topped $20,000 a month, this book helps you:
Research types–and eras–of antiques and collectibles
Find the best merchandise
Use language that gets buyers to pay the most for the seller’s items
Price strategically. . . and much more!