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Consider it sold!
2nd Markets is a top national buyer of rare coins, gold and silver, antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. In business since 1976, we have purchased thousands of collections and estates from around the world. We are A+ rated members of the Better Business Bureau. Our unique process makes selling simple, regardless of where you are located. Describe what you have, get our no-obligation bid, then use our Fedex account to ship at no cost to you. It's that simple!

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Our Buy List

We buy all sorts of things, but primarily collections, estates, large hoards or lots of:
Antiques (no furniture, no glass, mainly small items)
Art (comic, animation)
Automobilia (pre-1975 only, especially old owner manuals)
Autographs (movie stars, music stars, political, historical, rare)
Baseball (cards, memorabilia, pre-1970 only)
Black or African-American Historial Antiques & Memorabilia
Billiards (cue sticks, old cabinet cards, advertising, antique balls, etc)
Books - antique first editions
Bottles - rare antique pre-1900 only
Cameras (Leica, Hasselblad, Nikon, fine German, Russian or Japanese only)
Cars (Kelly Blue Book dealer trade in price) SELL ESTATE CARS FAST!
Cards (sports, antique photographic postcards, cabinet cards)
Coca-Cola (antique pre-1920 only)
COINS COINS COINS (gold or silver, from any country)
OLD PAPER MONEY! American pre-1950, Confederate, World especially Canada, China, Hong Kong, Russia)
Comic Books (pre-1980 only)
Diamonds (large only)
Disney (antique only)
Gemstones (large diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires only)
Gold jewelry, coins, even teeth!
Guitars (antique, vintage only)
Gum Cards (cartoon, sports, rare --- PRE-1950 only)
Historical Documents
KNIVES - KNIFE COLLECTIONS (Case, Ka-Bar, Spyderco, Benchmade, good American or German, NO CHINESE)
Movie Posters
vintage Pipes
ANTIQUE POSTCARDS (pre-1920 black & white real photo, 19th century Halloween, early Christmas, antique only)
ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHS, cabinet cards, tintypes, dauerogotypes (antique only)
Sterling Silver (silverware, jewelry)
Sports Memorabilia
Stamps RARE 1800s only
Star Wars
Timber Acreage (we have an investor for large tracts of white oak and other rare wood)
Antique small tools
Antique Toys
Trading Cards (Magic, Pokemon)
Fine Watches (Rolex, Omega, Patek Phillipe, etc)
Zippo Lighters (and other lighters)
... and just about anything of value
What have you? Contact us by clicking the GET STARTED button below.

We are 2nd Markets Corporation of Tennessee. We are a full-time business, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a professional buyer with over 30 years experience buying direct from individuals and estates. We were doing this BEFORE there was an Internet!

Before you do business with any company, you should do your due diligence. WE INVITE YOU to do a thorough background check on us. Click the BBB logo above to be taken to our current BBB report.

Seller Reviews

Read what hundreds of happy sellers have to say about their selling experience.

  • JoAnn Connell

    Warner Robins, Georgia 

    It was a pleasure doing business with you. Everything went ass you promised. Thanks.

    Susan Harris

    Las Vegas, Nevada 

    I had some Franklin Mint ingots my father had left me. I found Jon and 2nd Markets online and they offered a fair price and offered to pay for shipping. I sent the package off with provided FedEx label and less than 7 days letter I have received a check as promised. Great doing business with reputable people in today's world. Thanks Jon. I will keep you in mind for others and myself. A+++

    Jon Balsbaugh

    Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 

    As with many sites where you are trying to sell collections, antiques, coins etc there is much apprehension with the company purchasing your items. Basically, will you get an honest and fair price and will you get paid what you were promised or will there be some glitch that the price changes or worse yet you don't get paid? I can testify here that Jon Warren and lived up to everything he/they promised. Believe it....I was paid what was agreed the day they received my package AND they paid the shipping too! They are methodical and organized and deliver on what they say they will do. I intend to do business with these folks again.

    Tamara Neely

    Colorado Springs, Colorado 

    Jon and the team were exceptionally good to work with to sell some of the treasures from mom's basement. I was very pleased with his open and honest evaluation of our items and the swift, friendly exchange. They were very patient about explaining every step along the way from how they evaluate the items, to how to pack them - it could not have been easier. Would certainly recommend them!

    Robert (Bob) Fusco

    Alpine California 

    2nd Markets was very helpful, friendly and courteous. We look forward to doing more business with them in future

    Darbi Steckman

    McDonough, Georgia 

    Loved doing business with Jon and his company. They were knowledgeable, fair, and provided plenty of information. They are extremely responsive and quick with payments.

    Patrick Kline

    York, Pennsylvania 

    The process is very simple and straightforward. I sent out my item and (within 24 hours) received an online check which I printed from my computer and cashed at my problem. It's a fun way to turn those unwanted, yet valuable items into cash.

    Mike Connolly

    Burlington, Massachusetts 

    I've had a very easy and comfortable process in selling my Franklin Mint collectibles. 2nd Markets has been very helpful and extremely timely in all responses, but more importantly, in payment processing.

    Palma O’Keefe

    Holden, Massachusetts 

    It was a pleasure to do business with you! Your responses to my inquiry and questions were prompt, professional and on point. After my package was received, my Paypal account was paid within 24 hours. I would do business with you again and will recommend you to my friend.

    April Fiur

    Lampasas, Texas 

    I had a very positive experience with Jon Warren of 2nd Markets. The transaction was very easy from beginning to end. Once my package arrived which was acknowledged via email, payment to me was fast. I would not hesitate to do business with 2nd Markets again.

Contact Us

If you would like a free, no-obligation bid for your estate or collection click the button below. This will take you to our SELLER CONTACT FORM where you can tell us what you have and the best ways to contact you.

Alternatively, you can email your list or photos to (click here).

Or, send a text message from your phone to 1.423.320.1521

We even have a FAX machine for you old schoolers out there (like us) 423-815-1426

Why Not Sell on eBay Yourself

Many folks sell to us after giving eBay a try. Selling on eBay is no picnic. And it is not free: eBay takes a large commission and forces you to accept Paypal, which also takes a fee for handling your money.

Then there are all the trips to the post office, living up to eBay's seller standards, and having to refund buyer's money when they decide to return something they bought (eBay forces you to accept returns for any reason.) It is a full-time job. Sell to us and get almost as much as selling direct to collectors, but without the hassle.

Oh yes, and then there is the IRS. Ebay reports your sales to the IRS on form 1099. We do not file a form 1099 on you. We pay our taxes, but we do not report each individual collection we purchase. It is not required.

When you sell to us, you have one simple, fast, clean transaction, without starting a new business!

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Please do not contact us about these:

Modern junk from last 30 years (except gold and silver)

Broken or damaged items (except gold jewelry)

Single items (we deal in collections or estates only)



Reprints or Reproductions

Made in China junk

Stolen Merchandise (don't even try)