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What Types of Items to Bring to an Estate Service Company (and What You Can’t Bring)

When it’s time to liquidate your estate, it can be difficult to figure out what to bring to an estate specialist for evaluation.

One place to start is to figure out what in your home may contain valuable materials such as gold and silver.

Jack Hunt can evaluate and liquidate your gold and silver, in addition to coins, jewelry, holloware, flatware, collectibles and more. Below is a list of items we accept–and what we don’t.

While you’re not limited to this list, please avoid bringing anything in the “what not to bring” list. If you have questions about what is acceptable, feel free to contact us.

What To Bring To For Evaluation

  • Collectible coins and currency
  • Gold and silver
  • Precious metals bullion
  • Vintage sports memorabilia
  • Historical collectibles
  • Autographs
  • Jewelry and watches: Including rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, wristwatches, early pocket watches and broken jewelry pieces
  • Entertainment memorabilia
  • Sterling silver holloware and flatware

sports cards and collectibles

What To Leave at Home

  • Large appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers and dryers
  • Large furniture such as chairs, couches, tables and mattresses
  • Plumbing fixtures and appliances such as toilets and bathtubs
  • Rugs and large tapestries
  • Hazardous materials: Chemicals, paint, batteries, and anything else that may pose a health or environmental risk.

Large vintage leather couch and trunk

  • Large electronics: Outdated or non-working electronics that cannot be easily repaired or are not collectibles. Examples include large TVs, stereos and computers.
  • Personal property: Private documents, letters, photographs and anything without market value.
  • Items prohibited by law: Illegal items such as counterfeit goods, weapons (unless they are collectibles with appropriate documentation), or stolen goods.
  • Bulky items: Anything that can’t be easily moved by yourself, including construction materials, car parts and machinery.
  • Liquids (including vintage alcohol)
  • Food and medicine
  • Anything infested with bugs or other critters

When you need to liquidate furniture, appliances, large electronics, rugs, etc., we highly recommend hiring a company to conduct an estate sale on your behalf to maximize value. Much like bringing your valuables to Jack Hunt, this will allow you to get the best return on your larger household items.

We offer expert, no obligation evaluations:

Gold, Silver & Platinum

Coins & Currency


Holloware & Flatware

Sports Collectibles