Below is a collection of useful ideas to help you sell your antique stove.
1. Enroll in Good Time Stove Co. Consignment Program. Click here if you want to learn more.
2. Antique shops and stores in your area. Look in the phone book under "Antiques" and also "Appliances." Do a local business search on Google maps by using these categories. Call stores and inquire as to whether they buy antique stoves. You can arrange for someone from the store to drop by your home, or you can bring the stove to the shop. Call the businesses and mention what type of stove you have and the year it was produced. Describe any unusual features, such as a clock, timer or special finish. An interested business may ask you to email photos, so take digital pictures of your stove from as many angles as possible, including close-ups of any imperfections such as scratches or dings.
3. Antique shows. Bring photos and model/make information with you. Chat up vendors to see if they might be interested in buying your stove. If they're not, chances are they'll know someone who might be.
4. EBay under "Antiques," "Collectibles" or "Home and Garden." If you're not willing to pack up the stove and ship it to a buyer, make sure you specify that the stove is for local pickup only. Include photos and a complete description of the stove.
5. Craigslist. You can post an ad in either "Antiques," "Appliances, "Collectibles" or "Household." Register for a free account on the site and compose your ad. Include your phone number if you'd like people to call you, or request an anonymous email address to protect your privacy. Photos are optional but might help attract buyers.
6. Antique Stove Information Clearinghouse
Allow the phone to ring up to 10 times
No email. No Web Site.
This is a great resource. Not only is he a delight to talk to, but he is also an enormous wealth of stove knowledge. He offers parts search advice and restoration consultation free by phone. Clifford Boram currently serves as an advisor for several antique price guides. Cliff authored an article entitled What is my stove worth? for which he charges $2.00.
7. Antique Stove Exchange
The Antique Stove Exchange has been America's antique stove publication since 1992. It's the network resource for stove dealers, restorers, collectors and user enthusiasts. The quarterly newsletter is published each January, April, July and October reaching stove enthusiasts coast to coast. Each issue is an excellent resource to anyone interested in collecting, repairing, or restoring antiques stoves.
8. Antique Stove Association
The Antique Stove Association is US and Canada's network of antique stove collectors and dealers. The purpose of the Antique Stove Association is to provide information about all aspects of Antique Stoves and related items including: there uses, history, manufacturer, repair and value; and to promote fellowship among interested persons of the same.