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We pay fair prices for pottery

We buy all types of antiques; we are not just antique furniture buyers.

When you have pottery to sell, we want you to think of us everytime. By paying fair prices, sellers return to sell to us and they recommend us to friends and family. We reward you every step of the way if you sell to us or if you refer to us.

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How we value your antique pottery

As a seller, it is in your best interest to have a price when you offer us antique pottery. This lets us know as antique pottery buyers that you've done research and understand the value of your item as well as the current market.  We buy and sell antiques everyday, which gives us a good understanding of the current market. Often we buy on your first offer. If we feel your price does not match the marketplace, we will negotiate . If we can not find a mutually agreeable price, you will gain expert knowledge about your antique.

I've always been drawn to Southern pottery. It's not only the shape and glaze that is attractive but also how it was used.

I've been fortunate to handle several "Dave Jars" which had poetic couplets inscribed on the jar. If you find pottery with a poem inscription call us immediately! You've struck gold!

James Allen Southern Picker Antiques, LLC

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How you can appraise your pottery

Everyday the internet gets better for researching pottery. Pottery has done very well in recient years.  A key to comparing your antique pottery with online offerings is to find completed sales. The sold price is a good indicator current market price. Current prices carry more weight that old prices. Keep in mind, during the financial bubble antique prices were inflated, so very few antiques bring the same prices they brought before the "great recession". Don't be discouraged, prices have improved so it is a better time to sell.

Often sellers have a financial goal in mind when they decide to sell. If you have multiple items to sell it is very helpful to let us know so we can work with you towards your goal. 

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We want to earn your business

We are avid pottery buyers.   We constantly do research to understand current market prices. This research gives us the confidence to offer you a fair price. Once we come to an agreement we are responsible for the safety, storage and marketing. You have become a successful picker.

Some people enjoy the experience so much they go out and look for more antiques. If that sounds like you; we're already looking forward to seeing your discoveries.

Jimmy has bought and sold some of the most important pieces of known Southern pottery. He's taught me to always be looking when we drive down country roads. He says great Southern pottery has been found under bushes in people's yards.

John Littlefield Southern Picker Antiques, LLC

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John Littlefield