Shipping boxes I have known

Buying and selling online

I’ve bought a lot of copper online and I have advice for buyers and sellers alike.

What should I buy?

You want my opinion? I’ll give it to you.

What’s this worth?

I’m not an appraiser — my suggestion is that you search the online marketplaces for pieces similar to your own to get a starting point.

How I define collectibility

These are my opinions about the factors that should predict which pieces will sustain financial value.

How I evaluate quality and condition

Here are some things to look for in a piece you’re considering.

Where I buy copper

I can recommend some eBay and Etsy sellers with whom I’ve had a great experience. (I have no endorsement arrangements with any of them.)

Tips for sellers

I’ve looked at a lot of online listings and I have some tips for sellers who want to include useful information to help prospective buyers.

My buying mistakes

There are a few purchases I regret, and I’d like to explain why so you can learn from my mistakes.