The field gets complicated because over the years the buttons have been reproduced, so it’s important to be able to decipher the originals from the copies, which some having been done over 50 years ago looked very convincingly like the genuine article. Condition is equally important and can make the difference between $10 and $500 or more so we also needed to accurately describe and display the buttons as well as use the proper terminology in order to instill confidence in the online buyers that they were buying from a knowledgeable seller.
After our research we listed them online which is where they are now. One button (Civil War Virginia Confederate State Seal Button 23mm R&W Robinson Extra Rich) is already up to almost a $1000. It will be interesting to see what the whole collection will bring.
This is a great example of how our services work well, taking our clients items and our knowledge and distribution channel and maximizing the results. It’s also an example of why it’s best to consult an expert when you have items that could potentially be of value.
By: Todd Milks