Antiques · Coins · Currency · Diamonds · History · Jewelry · Precious Metals

Items We Buy

Since 1968, Dempsey & Baxter has gained a reputation for honest dealings and consistently highest offers. We specialize in rare coins and jewelry, also offering expert appraisals of fine arts and collectibles.


  • Big band memorabilia
  • Christmas items (pre-1950)
  • Coke and Pepsi items
  • Collectible pin back buttons
  • Exposition and fair items
  • Fraternal organization pins, medals and tokens
  • Radio premiums
  • Sport memorabilia (pre-1960)

American History

  • Black Americana
  • Civil war items, tokens, store cards
  • Colonial American items
  • Grand Army of the Republic, Confederate items
  • Old cowboy and Indian items
  • Political pins, medals and buttons
  • Unusual clothing and uniforms
  • Unusual hats and helmets
  • WWII and prior military items

Art & Music

  • Lithographs and lithophanes
  • Maxfield Parrish prints
  • Movie memorabilia
  • Old paintings on porcelain
  • Pin-up art
  • Vaudeville and burlesque items
  • Zeppelin memorabilia

Coins & Paper Money

  • Error coins and paper money
  • $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 bills
  • Gold and silver coins
  • United states paper money
  • Foreign coins and paper money
  • Confederate paper money


  • Barbie Dolls/Accessories (pre-1965)
  • Pre-1960 dolls, doll clothes, patterns, toy dishes
  • Doll parts (pre-1930)
  • Ginny dolls and accessories
  • Kewpies

Erie & Local Collectibles

  • Erie Canal items
  • Erie postcards
  • Judah Colt, Dan Rice, Strong Vincent, Anthony Wayne, Oliver Hazard Perry, Daniel Dobbins, etc.
  • Niagara and Wolverine items

Jewelry & Watches

  • Art Nouveau and Deco items
  • Broken gold, platinum or silver chains and odd earrings
  • Cameos
  • Cartier items
  • Class rings (gold and silver)
  • Large diamonds
  • Estate jewelry
  • Old filigree jewelry and mountings
  • Gold nuggets and jewelry
  • Signed designer jewelry
  • Old stick pins
  • Tiffany & Company items
  • Omega watches
  • Patek-Philippe watches
  • Rolex watches
  • Vacheron Constantin Watches
  • Vintage pocket and wrist watches

Paper and Pictures

  • Advertising Cards
  • Autographs
  • Gutta percha and paper photo cases
  • Historical prints and paper
  • Old photos on cardstock
  • Old stocks and bonds
  • Postcards— real photo
  • Pre-1860 Stampless letters
  • Stereo view cards
  • Tin types, Card de Visite, Ambrotype, Daguerrotype photography
  • Unusual postcards, letters, receipts and papers (pre-Depression)
  • Valentines(19th Century)
  • Wells Fargo and Pony Express items

Precious Metals

  • Sterling silver—flatware, tea sets, match safes, stamp cases, trays, tins, jewelry
  • Gold, silver, and platinum
  • Dental Gold
  • Gold and silver thimbles
  • Unger Brothers Silver
  • Georg Jensen


  • Arcade Machines and Mutoscopes
  • Comic character toys
  • Golden age comic books
  • Disney items
  • Marx toys
  • Old games
  • Old teddy bears and Steiff toys
  • Robots Pre-1960
  • Tin toys

Vintage Items

  • Medical instruments and bleeders
  • Mining, automobile and railroad items
  • Orders, medals and decorations
  • Interesting old signs
  • Cast Iron and Mechanical banks
  • Medals, awards and trophies
  • Unusual lamps
  • Sewing items
  • Slot machines
  • Cigar box and fruit labels
  • Circus memorabilia

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