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Inkspot's Finding Antiques and Collectibles Online:

Combined Search on the Leading Merchant and Search Sites for Antiques & Collectibles

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On this page we enable you to search for antique and collectible merchandise on the 10 principal product and merchandise indexing sites on the web. Enter the item you are seeking in on of the search boxes. The details of each of the searches are described below.



Please read our 2013 ranking of the 10 best sites to search for antiques and collectibles.

Google Search of 8 sites: TIAS, GoAntiques, RubyLane, TheFind, Replacements, Etsy, Bonanza, and ebay

This search targets all the major merchandise and aggregating sites where antiques and collectibles can be found. Enter your search terms. To narrow your search, force certain keywords together, as in: "hot wheels" redline "dump truck".

For this search we utilize Google's Custom Search scripts. The results or your search are displayed on the bottom of this page. A disadvantage of this search is that Google ads advertisements and includes fuzzy matches and aggregated pages from some of the websites. Google's search rules (boolean logic) are employed. To force the inclusion of certain terms, enclose the word in quotation marks. For example Hot Wheels "Redline" will force the inclusion of the word redline. Adding -Camaro will exclude Camaros from your search. The search results open on the bottom of this page.

Google Search, 7 sites but not ebay

Same search sites, except we exclude ebay. This search is handy when ebay overwhelms the results. The search results open on the bottom of this page.

Exploding Search: Open All Sites in Separate Tabs

This search targets all the discussed antiques and collectibles merchandise and product search sites, including Google Shopping, Bing Shopping, in addition to Tias, GoAntiques, RubyLane, TheFind, Replacements, Etsy, Bonanza, and ebay. Each site will open in a separate tab. Because the search does this, it will only work if you allow pop-ups and JavaScript in your browser. As before, enter your search terms, then click the search buttons. This technique shows each site results in its own format, instead of Google Custom Search.

Search Tips: As noted above, to force the inclusion of certain terms, enclose the word in quotation marks. For example Hot Wheels Redline can give a slightly different search result than Hot Wheels "Redline" (which will force the inclusion of the word redline in some site searches). If you enclose the entire phrase in quotation, as in "Hot Wheels Redline", you will get listings only where the exact phrase is present. In general, you will want to avoid creating an exact phrase. Most sites will allow the exclusion of terms, so adding -Chevy or NOT Chevy will exclude that term (note that there is no spece between the "-" and Chevy, and the word NOT is all caps).

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