Who we are & What we do

Who we are & What we do

"​We have Something for everyone!"

Of course we Buy, Sell and Consign antiques and collectibles. But we are SO much more! We have worked hard to successfully proclaim that "We have something for everyone!" including:

  • Barn doors
  • Furniture - Original & Painted, all eras!
  • Turquoise, Sterling & Custom Jewelry
  • Fishing tackle
  • Vintage postcards
  • Antique hardware including furniture pulls, harness hooks, L brackets & ice box hardware
  • Books & Ephemera
  • Glassware & Figurines
  • Automotive & railroad signs, primitives, nautical, medical & militaria

Are you downsizing, selling an estate, or just have something to sell? With over 9 different regular dealers and even more consignors, you can often twist our arm and convince us to buy almost anything! Sometimes, however, it is better for us both if we can sell it on consignment. In our store, online, or both.

Consignment Selling

Our dealers have years of combined experience buying and selling. We know how  complicated today's market is.The Antique market of today differs greatly from the  market of 20 years ago. I often compare it to the Stock Market because with the  information age of computers and smart phones, it has become a very fluid market.  Demand for certain items can change overnight. One post on Pinterest can create a  whole new demand. It generally isn't for that 1800's hand carved Walnut dresser with  the marble top. Because North Star Antiques sells in 3 different stores and we also  market on Facebook and Craigslist. Your items find the right target audience. We  have sold items to people all over the US and Internationally. Some people have even 
driven for the right item from as far away as New Hampshire while others pay to have  them shipped out West! Some of our favorite pieces that have sold include: 

  • $12,000 Steamer trunk
  • $9,000 Political pin
  • $4,000 Painting
  • $1,500 Weidenaar painting
  • $700 Gun Cabinet
  • $1,000 Double truss 

What qualifies for an item to sell online with North Star?

  • It must have a value of at least $100
  • Must be an item we feel will sell

Our Services

Whether you have one piece of furniture or an entire estate, we can help you sell your items online locally or internationally. Our resources include:

  1. Rubylane.com - We are an established Platinum level seller with 10 years of experience selling quality antiques from this high end Antique website.
  2. Ebay- We are a Power Level seller with 100% positive feedback and we know how to get the most for your item, often without relying on the auction.
  3. Etsy - We are enjoying to get to know this new and hip venue to sell our unique antiques, repurposed items and crafty finds we find at estate sales.
  4. Craigslist - Craigslist can be tricky and there are scam artists out there. Let us help you avoid the potential pitfalls and have a positive experience.
  5. Facebook Marketplace - If you love shopping online 24/7, you can find items for sale direct from our North Star Facebook page OR on Marketplace. We can hold items 24 hours, and we accept Paypal or Credit cards over the phone.
  6. North Star Antiques in Lowell, MI - Sometimes there is just nothing like the 'touchie - feelie' for a customer to see a nice quality piece.

We Make shopping fun

The world of Antiques has always been a wonderful way to pay homage to history. There is something heartwarming about using an old buffet for a tv stand. Finding a way to repurpose an old bicycle wheel can be rewarding and fun. But Antiques can also touch your heart when you've discovered a special fishing pole or a vintage postcard with stunning artwork that inspires you to create something with the image. Antiques have evolved into a fun challenge of repurposing and our dealers are here to inspire you to find a use for all kinds of things