Consignment Program Option
Good Time Stove Company is not purchasing stoves outright at this time. Our warehouses are full, we do not space or funds available for additional inventory.
If you want to sell your stove, we can enroll you in our consignment program.
You will receive a written reply within 7 days of receiving your photos. If you do not receive a reply within 7 days, please assume that your stove is not suitable for our consignment program.
Below is a list of some of the considerations that that factor into our ability to successfully broker a stove:
- Quality photos, dimensions and description: Good photos are a prerequisite to the successful sale of any stoves. Photos need to document the stove inside and out, from all angles with as special attention give to any areas of ornate detail, marking or other remarkable qualities. Dimensions need to be accurate. Any information, description or provinence that be provided will be very helpful.
- Location: We do not make stove pick ups. You must be able to deliver the stove to our Goshen, Massachusetts location. Please understand that if a stove is located further than 2 hours from Goshen, Massachusetts transportation issues must be given serious consideration. We can help you make arrangements to have the stove crated and/or shipped to our Goshen, MA location.
- Asking Price: When we negotiate the consignment fee on a stove, in addition to considering the rarity, demand and condition of a stove, we must also consider the restoration costs, nickeling costs and costs associated with updating for modern safety and installation guidelines.
- Desirability and/or demand: Some stoves and styles are more popular than others based on the particular configuration of a stove, manufacturer, style, size or color. Some stoves take longer to sell and require additional warehousing.
- Condition of the stove: We only broker stoves that are in good condition and are complete or almost complete. If the stove is damaged or missing parts this compromises the value and desirability of a stove.
- Time period of the stove: We broker antique heating stoves and kitchen ranges manufactured between 1830 and 1940. We do not purchase stoves manufactured after 1940.
- We do not broker the following items: salesman sample stoves, furnaces, broilers, radio stoves, reproduction stoves, vintage appliances or old refrigerators.
Click Here to apply for our consignment program.
Sell an Antique Stove
Good Time Stove Company is not purchasing stoves at this time. We are enrolling stoves in our consignment program. To help ensure you get a fair price for your antique stove, the Good Time Stove Company recommends you have your antique stove appraised or evaluated.
Below is a collection of useful ideas to help you sell your antique stove.
1. Antique shops and stores in your area. Look in the phone book under "Antiques" and also "Appliances." Do a local business search on Google maps by using these categories. Call stores and inquire as to whether they buy antique stoves. You can arrange for someone from the store to drop by your home, or you can bring the stove to the shop. Call the businesses and mention what type of stove you have and the year it was produced. Describe any unusual features, such as a clock, timer or special finish. An interested business may ask you to email photos, so take digital pictures of your stove from as many angles as possible, including close-ups of any imperfections such as scratches or dings.
2. Antique shows. Bring photos and model/make information with you. Chat up vendors to see if they might be interested in buying your stove. If they're not, chances are they'll know someone who might be.
3. EBay under "Antiques," "Collectibles" or "Home and Garden." If you're not willing to pack up the stove and ship it to a buyer, make sure you specify that the stove is for local pickup only. Include photos and a complete description of the stove.
4. Craigslist. You can post an ad in either "Antiques," "Appliances, "Collectibles" or "Household." Register for a free account on the site and compose your ad. Include your phone number if you'd like people to call you, or request an anonymous email address to protect your privacy. Photos are optional but might help attract buyers.
5. Antique Stove Information Clearinghouse
Allow the phone to ring up to 10 times
No email. No Web Site.
This is a great resource. Not only is he a delight to talk to, but he is also an enormous wealth of stove knowledge. He offers parts search advice and restoration consultation free by phone. Clifford Boram currently serves as an advisor for several antique price guides. Cliff authored an article entitled What is my stove worth? for which he charges $2.00.
6. Antique Stove Exchange
The Antique Stove Exchange has been America's antique stove publication since 1992. It's the network resource for stove dealers, restorers, collectors and user enthusiasts. The quarterly newsletter is published each January, April, July and October reaching stove enthusiasts coast to coast. Each issue is an excellent resource to anyone interested in collecting, repairing, or restoring antiques stoves.
7. Antique Stove Association
The Antique Stove Association is US and Canada's network of antique stove collectors and dealers. The purpose of the Antique Stove Association is to provide information about all aspects of Antique Stoves and related items including: there uses, history, manufacturer, repair and value; and to promote fellowship among interested persons of the same.