My parents are moving into a retirement home and are selling off / donating / throwing out their possessions. My mother's realtor (my parents have sold their house) has found a possible buyer for the elephant collection. The realtor wants my mother to come up with an asking price.
There must be 400 various elephants, almost all of them look pretty nice. Not many of the gaudy toy-like elephants. Most are carved wood or porcelain or brass or glass. Ranging from thimble-sized to one foot tall. No jade, no ivory, no precious metals, as far as I know.
Many of them are in groups, one following the other, increasing in size. Some are bejeweled. Just about every aspect you can think of. Since she has 400, if she charged as little as $1 each, that would be $400 for the lot, which seems like a lot, but isn't really much per elephant. Selling them individually would be a huge task.
We've had antique experts look at them and they are sort of clueless about what to do with them. I think they said to donate them.
I suppose a gift shop could resell them one at a time and make a decent profit.
She was going to donate to some place, but now the possible buyer has appeared. Family members have already taken as many as possible. Any ideas