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.