There are various reasons someone may be selling a G Scale collection. Unfortunately, one of the more challenging ones is after a loved one has passed away. It can be a difficult task to sell G Scale items after an owner is deceased if you don’t have the right support network around. However, there are a few things that can be done to make the process easier and ensures the value of the collection is properly realised.
Before going this though this, it is worth looking through the collection for any particular items of sentimental value which you may wish to keep or pass to another generation. This can help keep some of the spirit of the collection alive and acts a memory for you or your family.
Tips for selling your G Scale items:
- List all of your items by name and serial number. This will help you to track your items and get accurate prices. Most items with the box will have their product code listed somewhere. For items without a box, the make and model can often be found underneath.
- Look up current prices for your items online. This will give you an idea of what your items are worth. You can use websites such as eBay to find examples.
- Take good photos of your items. This will help potential buyers to see the condition of your items.
- Be honest about the condition of your items. Don’t try to hide any defects.
- Be patient. It may take some time to sell your G Scale items, especially if you are selling them yourself.
Where to sell G Scale
1. Contact a reputable auction house. This is the best option if want someone else to handle the majority of the work. However, it is important to note that auction houses are becoming more selective about the items they accept for sale. If you have a large collection of items, it is best to contact several auction houses to see if they are interested.
2. Contact a G Scale dealer. This is a good option if you want to sell your G Scale items quickly and easily. However, you will likely get a lower price than you would from an auction house. To find a G Scale dealer in your area, you can view our list of retailers or ask for recommendations from other G Scale collectors.
3. Sell your G Scale items yourself. This is the most time-consuming option, but it is also the way to get the most money for your items. If you choose to sell your G Scale items yourself, you can list them on online marketplaces such as eBay or Facebook. You can also speak to an Local Area Group to see if they’re open to selling your items to other G Scale collectors at one of their events.
If you are not sure how to sell your G Scale items, you can contact a local model shop for advice. They may be able to help you to find a buyer for your items or to sell them on your behalf.
- If you are selling a large collection of G Scale items, you may want to consider hiring a professional appraiser to determine the value of your collection. This will help you to set a fair price for your items and to avoid being taken advantage of by buyers.
- If you are selling your G Scale items yourself, be sure to package them carefully to prevent them from being damaged during shipping.
- If you are shipping your G Scale items, be sure to insure them for their full value.
Selling G Scale items after an owner is deceased can be a difficult task, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you through the process. By following the tips above, you can ensure that your G Scale collection realise the value their collector saw.