5 Types of Valuable Antiques to Look For

5 Types of Valuable Antiques to Look For

Blog / April 4, 2023

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a curious beginner, the world of antiques can be fascinating and rewarding. There’s an array of valuable antiques out there that are both beautiful and have a rich history. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most sought-after types of antiques, and give you some tips on how to identify valuable pieces. 

Hunting Decoys

Antique hunting decoys that were once used to attract game are today very valuable. It may however be difficult to find hunting decoys in good condition due to their hard use conditions outdoors. To find decoys with high monetary value, look for pieces from famous artists such as Elmer Crowell and Joseph Lincoln. Decoys from these artists are valuable antiques often selling for up to $60,000 at auctions.

Depression Glass

If you collect depression glass as a hobby, you’ll be excited to know a few pieces of the stunning glassware can be quite valuable. When shopping for antiques at estate sales or stores, keep an eye out for colorful depression glass pieces and unusual pieces which tend to be worth the most. Cameo or American Sweetheart patterns are also considered valuable, often selling for up to $4,000 at auctions.

Old Paintings

A beautiful work of art not only makes your home look elegant but may be quite valuable. Old paintings can be worth thousands and sometimes even millions of dollars, depending on the quality of the painting. Look for pictures of famous people and beautiful scenes. Paintings with vintage frames and signatures can add even more value to the artwork. 

Rare Clocks

Clocks are often passed down as  family heirlooms. Before you sell an antique clock or pass on buying one at an antique sale, consider its value. Old clocks with an art-deco or mid-century modern style can be worth over $100,000. Apart from its high monetary value, antique clocks give any room a classic and unique look.

Antique Furniture

Antique furniture is both gorgeous and valuable. Research the history of antique furniture before you buy it. Older pieces that are in good condition can be worth up to $2000. Furniture that is made from solid wood is also often very valuable.

Explore beautiful antique furniture and antique collectibles at Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales. Whether you are looking for antique books or antique china, we can have them shipped with our insured shipping service. 

Stop by our store or contact us to find rare and valuable antiques.