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IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING SELLING A CIGAR STORE FIGURE
Don't give 25% to 50% of the total sales price to an
Don't get taken advantage of by elitist dealers who offer
to shop around your figure without actually spending
their own money to purchase the figure!
Don't be fooled by thinly veiled dealers who claim to be
collectors but "strangely" offer most everything in their
collection for sale?
Do not fall prey to "free" under value appraisals.
I am NOT a dealer or investor, but a courteous,
no nonsense, private, COLLECTOR
who is seriously interested in purchasing old, authentic,
pre 1900, wooden CIGAR STORE FIGURES -
for my own collection.
I am willing to travel to your location, bringing actual
sales/auction records, and purchase your figure for an
amount higher than you will realize from a public sale.
Since I do personally travel to you, there are no crating,
shipping, insurance or payment nightmares. My goal is
a relaxed, comfortable, mutually satisfying, transaction.
I also pay generous finders fees.
For over two decades, collecting and preserving these
relics of our past, has been my passion in life. When it
comes down to dollars and sense, wouldn't you rather
deal with the collector who ends up with your figure,
not the middle man?