Donald Trump Classic Collection Cufflinks

Sometimes current events can affect the value of resale items. For example, when a celebrity passes away, items connected to them often spike in value (although they may drop again once popular interest has decreased). In light of the recent Presidential election, items associated with the President-Elect may increase in value.

Is The Timing Right?


Two years ago, I sold a pair of Donald Trump cufflinks in one of my sales. Not a pair of Donald Trump’s personal cufflinks, but a pair from his Classic Collection. They were silver with a lovely black onyx center and a Greek scroll pattern surrounding the stone.

What’s Out There?


The Donald Trump Classic Collection was available through Macys. It included durable items such as cufflinks and tie clips, as well as less durable items such as suits, shirts, and ties. There were also cologne and skin-care products. Some of the durable items are still around, and can be found in the resale market.

Has the Value Changed?


I sold these particular cufflinks two years ago for about $20, and you could find them on ebay for $5 to $45. Now, in January 2017, you can find them on ebay for $20 to $60. So, there’s been a nice bump up in value compared to two years ago.

Will It Be Collectible in the Future?


Whether or not these Donald Trump Classic Collection cufflinks will be collectible or increase in value in the future depends on a lot of factors, many of them unforeseeable. But, if you're a collector, look for new Donald Trump-branded merchandise, including pieces sporting the Presidential Seal.


Do you have any Donald Trump merchandise? Have you checked on its value recently? Let us know what you find.

Stay tuned to Tales From the Sales for more insightful and valuable articles.

  • Donna

Donna Davis has over twenty years of experience in the antiques and estate sale business, and conducts sales every weekend in the Greater Atlanta Area. She is also the Founder and Director of the National Association of Estate Liquidators, and Lead Instructor of NAOEL’s online school. You can contact Donna by email at donna@naoel.com or by phone at 800-521-8820.

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Hello! I’m Donna Davis, Founder and Director of the National Association of Estate Liquidators, and Lead Instructor of our School of Estate Liquidation. I’m excited to be launching our new blog!

 

Know Your Stuff


One important aspect of being an Estate Sale Agent is continually adding to your knowledge base. We have to know about the business and industry. But we also need to know about the types of items we’re asked to sell as part of an estate sale. It’s essential that we price items correctly to get the highest price possible in a short timeframe. And that often requires research.

We have to know our local resale market, but also know when we’ve got an unusual item that might be better sold to a private collector. And we have to know the types of customers who are likely to attend the sale, what they’ll be looking for, and what they’re willing to pay for an item.

Training and Mentoring are Important!


When I originally started my business years ago, I was lucky enough to partner with someone who’d been in the business for over fifteen years. She taught me the nuts and bolts of running a successful estate sale and business. Despite this one-on-one training and mentoring, it still took years of first-hand experience to learn all I know about the business, and I continue to learn every day.

I want to help others be the best Agent they can be. One of the ways to do that is by sharing information, and that is the purpose of this blog. I’ll be providing the most up-to-date industry information so you’re better prepared to serve your clients, customers, and community.

But I’ll mostly be telling you about items I’ve come across, what I’ve learned about them through research, and whether we were able to sell them. Some things have really surprised me, and some were a disappointment. But, all of them have been interesting.

Come Back Soon!


So, welcome to our blog! We’ll be posting new articles every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so check back each week for the most up-to-date industry information and details about interesting items we’ve come across.

– Donna

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