How it Works

Whether you’re selling a single piece or an entire estate, National Rarities is your trusted estate buyer.

EASY AS 1-2-3


Describe Your Item


Tell us about your item(s) by following the prompts and uploading photos on the easy to submit form.  

Get An Offer


We will give you an offer range and send a free shipping label. All shipped items fully insured. 

Get Paid


Upon evaluation, an offer is made. Immediate payment is sent once the offer is accepted. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Vintage & antique fine jewelry, watches, coins, sterling silver, diamonds, scrap gold/silver/platinum, war memorabilia, collectible pens, daggers, knives, small rarities.

Items that are bulky and costly to ship are better to bring in person to one of our events or our office in St. Louis. Examples would be oil and watercolor paintings, toys, and firearms. If you’d like to get an idea of value before making a trip you can always send us a picture with information about the item and we will reply with an estimate.

  • Find an event near you and speak to our estate specialist for free appraisal and cash offer. (Insert link to map of events)
  • Submit information online and speak with one of our estate specialist for free appraisal and cash offer.

We use historical auction data , dealer price sheets, industry trends, and decades of industry expertise.

No.  Appraisals are subjective and done strictly for insurance and replacement value.  You can expect a cash value on your item to be 10%-40% of the total insurance value. The exception to this rule is jewelry with larger stones or older appraisals. Our specialist will walk you through the appraisal.

Yes, we can give you a price range.   Fill out the form on the website and speak with Estate Specialist.

Yes.  We partner with FedEx to provide our international customers with fast, secure, fully insured and trackable shipping. Any fees associated with customs, duties or taxes will be taken into consideration when making you an offer.  Please feel free to contact our customer support team if you have questions about a specific location.

Yes, our offer will include the price for the diamond and any additional value included in the mounting.

Yes, our office located at 2190 S. Mason Rd, Ste 310, St. Louis, MO. We service our customers by appointment only. Please contact us to make an appointment

Yes. We will make you an offer based on the value of the precious metal/stones.

Yes. Fees may apply, talk to your estate specialist and they can walk you through this process.

We will send a prepaid label to ship your items to us at no charge. For return  and international shipments fees may apply.

Your item will be under 24/7 video surveillance and kept in a safe in an UL alarm-secured environment. We will send you a video of your item as it is being received, inspected and appraised by our specialists. You will receive video updates any time your item is handled by a specialist.

Yes.  We partner with FedEx and Parcel Pro to ensure your items are shipped safely and insured for loss. All shipments are fully trackable and will be insured at the top of the estimated value. Once we receive your item, it is covered under our Jewelers Mutual insurance policy.

In the unlikely event your item is lost or stolen, we will work with the insurance company to ensure that you are reimbursed as quickly as possible.

  • You may choose between receiving a physical check by mail or a same day money transfer directly to your bank account for a $30 fee. Please check with your bank regarding any additional fees associated with receiving wire transfers. 
  • If you accept our offer before 3:00 pm (CST), we can have payment sent within 2 hours.

Yes, your items will be returned promptly.

This is required by law to document the identity of seller of second hand purchases to prevent the resale of stolen merchandise.

Yes.  A GIA certification or a well-known certification company (for diamonds, fine art,or autographs) can increase its value.

We partner with over 50 jewelers and host over 115 events annually across the country. We are continuously to building our network of jewelry store partners.

National Rarities