I have a number of clients who are either collectors or have inherited valuable and/or priceless objects. These objects can be anything from cds, books, comic books, costume jewelry, dishes, figurines, art, or furniture.
I found a great site http://www.decluttr.com these guys will buy cds, gaming equipment, books, toys, legos, etc. Once you download the app you can scan the barcode with your phone! They'll tell you right away how much it's worth to them. Sure, some cds will only be worth $.15 to $3.00. But, if you have a bunch to sell it can really add up!! Take that cash and unload the weight from your space!
Typically, with books, I would say Google "where can I sell books" and you'll probably find those rare gems, these days, of book stores that will buy your books! First editions, rare, art, or comic books are going to be your biggest return. However, they will still buy classics, collections, and popular books. If you are in LA there are 2 places I love. The Iliad in the Valley or The Last Bookstore Downtown. Always call first and ask if they're buying. Most will say their buyer will be there at a certain hour on a certain day. This is great! That way you won't feel like you're wasting your time or gas! Comic books can become more difficult these days. They need to be in perfect and protected condition. Maybe think of taking a chunk to a dealer closest to you and then bring in more from time to time. You don't want to over load these guys. They'll often say, " I'll give you x amount of dollars for the whole lot."
Check out https://www.replacements.com/ They will buy your old china and silver. But be careful, you have to ship and insure the dishes. If you'd prefer to melt the silver, look online to see how much the going rate is. NOT for silver plated. ONLY pure sterling. There is probably someone who will buy it per pound to melt. Don't be discouraged. It's worth is not as much as it used to be.
My dad and I were talking about things he inherited from his parents and grandparents. There are 2 beautiful vases with little to no markings on them. He posed the question, "what if these are rare?" How would we know?? He brought it to my attention (because he's a PBS nerd and loves Antiques Roadshow) that looking into who the specific appraisers are could be the linchpin to finding the true value of our stuff! SO...here's a link to the appraisers on Antiques Roadshow. It's worth a call! You could be sitting on thousands of dollars! Ask questions! Send photos!
Also, If you've found that you have a bunch of vintage items, you can open a store on ETSY. It's suuuuper easy. They only allow handmade or vintage items to be listed. This is a great resource for people with vintage clothing, furniture, or objects to find a proper home.
BOTTOM LINE... Even though you think it's WORTH a ton of $$, it is only worth what someone is WILLING to pay for it.
There are a ton of options to sell your things. These are just a few options. If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will do my best to resource and respond!!
Thank you Pop and Misty. xoxojo