Charles s tinsley

collectible asset buyer, broker, consultant, appraiser

Charles S. Tinsley

Whether there is one item or a house full, every client deserves to have their collectibles treated with respect, compassion and professionalism. From the finest painting to the most simple of costume jewelry, every item represents a point in time of someone's life journey.

What is a Collectible Asset?

A collectible asset is any item or group of items owned by an individual, entity or group. The value of each item is based on rarity, condition and demand. Common categories of collectibles include antiques, jewelry, watches, art, toys, coins, wine & spirits, sports memorabilia, militaria, historical documents, comic books and fashion. The list goes on.

Charles S Tinsley Bio & Credentials

Over the last 17 years I have been able to help thousands of clients sell their items. During this time I have purchased millions of dollars worth of jewelry, coins, watches, sterling and collectibles. Throughout the years we have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never had a complaint. Over 95% of our business comes through referrals from prior customers and companies that serve the estate and senior industry including auction houses, realtors, senior communities and estate sale companies. We are proud of our reputation and work hard to grow our standing in the community.
  • GIA certified in Diamonds

  • GIA certified in Colored Gemstones

  • GIA certified in Pearls

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

  • International Society of Appraisers Member (2019-2023)


My Services

To best serve each client, I always suggest we start with a consultation at their location or home. This meeting is free and is intended to help each of us learn more about the other. It is important that I fully understand what the goal is and to see the items first hand. It is equally important that clients use this opportunity to learn more about me. After the initial consultation I will advise the client on what services will be most affective in reaching their goal. In some cases this may be all that is required of me. In most cases I will be part of the process by either buying or brokering certain items.
Every client has a unique combination of items that they are considering selling. When helping these clients I will often offer to buy items when I am confident I am paying more than other solutions will net them. This is usually a small percent of the items they are selling. Certain categories such as jewelry, coins, bullion, watches and sterling items should net a higher return percent to the client and may therefore need to be purchased outright to insure this.

There are many dealers with many types and levels of expertise in the collectibles industry today. Knowing who is best at what is important when determining the best way to maximize the return on an item or collection. To best serve my clients I commonly manage the sale of their items through proven leaders that have a track record of success. These dealers must maintain a strong record of customer satisfaction and be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.
The world of collectibles is constantly evolving. Selling items is more challenging today than ever before. This is due in part to the changing sentiment by the Millennial generation which is having a dramatic affect on values and trends. I speak on this, downsizing and other topics for senior groups, real estate professionals, active senior communities and social clubs.

" We needed a combination of solutions to get the most out of our estate. Charles placed our items in the best venues to get top dollar. "

- H. Doucet

Free Valuation

Please use this form to tell us about your item.  Uploading pictures will help us see details that are not easy to express with words alone.  Please tell us all that you can about your item including a description that includes brands, measurements, condition or any other information you think will help.  We will do our best to work with the information you send and will contact you if we have any questions.  

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Contact Me

Contact me today to set up a free consultation!

(817) 454-2446

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