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About Collectibles - Buying & Selling

About Collectibles - Buying & Selling
Cherished Collectibles is not currently buying used items or accepting items on consignment.



↓    1. What is a limited edition collectible?

↓    2. How do I purchase accessories to display collectibles?

↓    3. How do I care for my collectible?

↓    4. How are used items described?

↓    5. What is the California Proposition 65 notice?

↓    6. What is a certificate of authenticity. What items include one?

↓    7. Should I keep the collector box the item comes in?

↓    8. Are our collectibles and jewelry safe for children?

↓    9. What is my collectible worth?





ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Q1. What is a limited edition collectible?

A. Many of the items featured are issued in limited editions. Editions may be limited by:

An announced number of items
A specific closing date, or
An announced period of production

Announced periods of production are often expressed in "firing days," "casting days," or "crafting days." The number of days used may or may not be consecutive. Edition sizes can range from less than one thousand to, in some exceptional cases, hundreds of thousands.

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Q2. How do I purchase accessories to display collectibles?

A. Cherished Collectibles offers a wide selection of collectible display accessories. Browse all of our inventory in stock under the category Display Accessories accessed on the left menu bar.

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Q3. How do I care for my collectible?

A. We suggest you clean your collector plates with a mild soap solution and thoroughly rinse and dry them. For other types of collectibles we recommend dusting with a soft cloth or using the spray designed for computer keyboards which emits a puff of air to remove dirt and dust particles. Please do not place your collectibles in a dishwasher.

Limited-edition collector plates are for display purposes only. They should never be used for serving food because of the rare metallic pigments fired into the plates for color fidelity and the metal rims on many plates.

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Q4. How are used items described?

A. The characteristics of genuine depression-era and elegant glass which is considered normal include: shear marks, spider lines, bubbles, rough seams or edges, prominent mold lines and other partials in the glass. These items ARE NOT considered as "flaws" or "damage" but occur during the actual manufacturing process.

Our images for used items are always taken from the exact item(s) being offered. We do our best to accurately capture and display the beauty of every item. Stock manufacturer photos are used for many of the new items.

Some variances between our images and the actual item occur because of the varying graphics, display resolutions used by each users, hand painting variances, and finish differences. We understand that being online, our images are the deciding factor and can never replace the actual touch and sight of any items.

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Q5. What is the California Proposition 65 notice?

A. California Proposition 65 notice for lead crystal: To enhance optical clarity, some crystal products might contain lead, a chemical substance known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Q6. What is a certificate of authenticity and what items include one?

A. Certificates of authenticity are provided by many manufactures, but not all. It is a paper ceritificate to prove the authenticity of the collectible. Retaining this COA will assist in obtaining the full value price when reselling on the secondary market.

G. Armani DID NOT provide a COA on Open Edition figurines, only on the Limited Edition sculptures. These figurines cannot be returned for this reason alone.

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Q7. Should I keep the collector box the item comes in?

A. For a collectible to obtain the full value when resold on the secondary market the box will be required. Collectors today want the box to assist in proving its authenticity. Some collectibles must remain in the box to obtain the full value (i.e.: Barbie Dolls)

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Q8. Are our collectibles and jewelry safe for children?

A. Cherished Collectibles offers a wide selection of fine, sophisticated items intended for adults; they are not intended for children.

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Cherished Collectilbes cannot research or quote values of any items as we are not a licensed appraiser, and we do not carry liability insurance to perform this service. You can research current selling prices on ebay.com