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for over 22 years

1314 Williamson Street

Madison, WI

608-257-7280

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9:30AM to 5:00PM

Rick's Olde Blog

Thursday
Jan032013

Christmas Shopping Ideas

Check out my recent segment on the NBC 15 Morning News with Christine Bellport!

Sunday
Sep092012

Junk or Gem: Antique Horse & Antique Lamp

It's already time for the final episode of Junk or Gem on the NBC 15 Morning News, and what a fun time it has been!  Especially this last adventure... my only regret is that I didn't hop on that horsey myself!

Do you have any items around the house that you think might have some value?  Curious?  Bring 'em on down to the shop for a free appraisal!

Thanks again to Tim Elliott and NBC 15 Morning News for stopping by the shop!

Wednesday
Aug222012

Junk or Gem: Vase & Boxing Tickets

It was great to be back on NBC 15 Morning News with another episode of Junk or Gem!  This week, I took a look at a Vase and some vinage Tunney-Dempsey Boxing Tickets brought in by NBC 15 Morning News viewers.  You might be suprised at how much one of them is worth.  Christine Bellport sure was! Do you have any items around the house that you think might have some value?  Curious?  Bring 'em on down to the shop for a free appraisal.  Just like Christine Bellport at the end of the segment, maybe you, too, will be saying, "[I] made a good profit on that!  I had no idea it would be worth ($$$) and above!"

Thanks again to Tim Elliott and NBC 15 Morning News for stopping by the shop!

Sunday
Aug122012

Junk or Gem: Vintage Packers Football

The first installment of Junk or Gem aired this week on NBC 15 Morning News.  I got a chance to appraise this signed 1967 Packers football from the Ice Bowl.

Do you have any items lying around the house that you think might have some value?  Curious?  Bring 'em on down to the shop for a free appraisal.  Maybe you, too, will be saying, "Rick has given a better price than what I thought it was!"

Friday
Jul202012

Keep it local

When selling scrap gold jewelry, it is highly recommended to do business with a reputable firm in the community who is accountable for their business practices. Local dealers must abide by local laws designed to protect you. The “here today – gone tomorrow” crowd is not. For example, if you change your mind for any reason, local jewelers will hold new purchases for 2 to 3 weeks and may be willing (but are not required to) sell your jewelry back to you at or near cost. Also just having the ability to say YES, NO, or “Let’s talk about it” is nice. You can’t do that if you mail your gold to the “national” buyers. If you are going to mail your gold to a firm outside of the area be sure it is in an insured or registered package that you can track, and be sure you can get your merchandise back if the price isn’t right. A minimal amount of research on the Internet reveals that almost all such companies pay very little for your gold and silver. (Those ads aren’t cheap! Neither is that short term rent space!) Also they never have to look you in the eye again. But there is usually no reason to send your gold out of town if you are armed with their best prices. Many local shops will be more competitive.