FAQS

Here are a few of the frequently asked questions about belt buckles and my website. I've linked relevant blog articles and other pages that give a detailed explanation to these questions, and you can access them by clicking the "link" icon above each question.

DO YOU SELL BELT BUCKLES?

Yes! You can shop for vintage belt buckles at my Etsy shop: Alaska Shiny Things.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlaskaShinyThings

I have a collection of over 5,000 vintage belt buckles of all shapes and sizes and orders ship fast within 1 day of purchase.

DO YOU BUY BELT BUCKLES?

I can sometimes buy belt buckles or collections of belt buckles. It depends upon the condition of your items and my current stock. Send me an email with photos of your buckle and I will get back to you!

I can quickly and easily make purchases through Ebay, Etsy, Poshmark, and Mercari. If those are not an option, Paypal invoices may also work.

Please keep in mind that I am a reseller and will probably be adding your items to my Etsy shop inventory. I can not pay retail prices and my wholesale offers will usually be 30-50% of retail value, allowing me to cover my costs of expenses, postage, and labor.

HOW MUCH IS MY BELT BUCKLE WORTH?

You can get an idea of your belt buckle's value by looking at similar items for sale on Ebay and other marketplaces. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on using Ebay's advanced search functions!) However, some valuable buckles will not have markings and are difficult to search for online... fortunately I offer an appraisal service to provide information and values for your collectable belt buckles.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY BELT BUCKLE?

Most of the time it is detrimental to clean your belt buckle. If you must clean it I recommend a plastic bristled brush and warm soapy water. I have much more information on cleaning belt buckles in the Care and Restoration section.


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HOW DO I AVOID FAKES?

The short answer to this question is... it can be very tricky. Belt buckle designs and artwork were frequently counterfeited over the years by companies and individuals. Read my blog post "" to learn more about how to recognize original and reproduction belt buckles.


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HOW OLD IS MY BELT BUCKLE?

I have several pages on belt buckle history by decade. The peak of hook or bar-and-pin style buckles was in the late 1970s and many buckles were made during this time. I also have information on belt buckle manufacturers with photo examples.

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