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Why Should You Trust Back to the Past Collectibles?

Back to the Past Collectibles was founded back in ye olden times of 1990 by a guy who loved comic books and monster movies. The store quickly became a key player in the local scene, gaining reputation as an honest collectibles broker with a strong expertise in vintage and pop culture goods.

With the impact of Internet sales expanding the store’s reach in the late 90s, we started to bring our talents for finding value in vintage items to bear. During our second decade, we grew this part of the business and started specializing in bringing estates and vintage finds to market.

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Things really took off around 2011 when we further expanded our sales avenues with our own live auction events, able to be attended both in the room and online (via Proxibid).

Entering our fourth decade, our primary focus revolves around helping families in our community identify the potential in their collectible’s values and, when necessary, getting those goods to market via the best method.

Our Massive Back to the Past Collectibles HQ is in Wixom, Michigan, in the Metro-Detroit area. Click here for store hours, location and directions.

  • Experience: We are extremely proud of our ability to field quality collections, describe and photograph them accurately when bringing them to market, and then being able to pack up customer orders and ship them worldwide. We are one of the most consistently top-rated companies on both eBay (40k feedback, 100% rating) and Proxibid (4.9 of 5 stars, nearly 6,000 ratings). Both our “seller” clients and our “buyer” customers love the work we do!
  • One-Stop-Shop: We pride ourselves as being a One-Stop-Shop to meet each collection owner’s needs. The big guys often only want to deal with $1,000+ items, the little guys lack the following and ability to sell premium $10,000+ items. We handle it all—the full collection from the bulk $5 or less items all the way through the $10,000+ gems.
  • Integrity: Integrity is the foundation of our success—we do what we say we’re going to do, how we said we’d do it, when we said we do it. Accomplishing this, day-in and day-out, for both sellers and buyers is how we have earned our reputation for over 30 years. Most of our consignment clients have come to us from word-of-mouth referrals from previous happy clients. Our ability to provide peace of mind and simply do what we say we will do constantly gets glowing reviews from people who can’t find this reliability in many places in their lives! Our testimonials/reviews page (link) showcases some of the praise we’ve earned, and we are always happy to provide references for our work.
  • Growth: In 2020, we expanded into a great new facility with a gallery showroom and 10,000 square feet of warehouse space to handle the larger collections always arriving. Interested in taking a look? Come and visit for a behind-the-scenes look at how our HQ operates!

UPCOMING EVENTS

TESTIMONIALS

LIVE AUCTIONS

Back to the Past Collectibles is the premier auction house for vintage collectibles and memorabilia of all kinds!

We offer treasures from both our own warehouse and other consignors from across the country.

Main event auctions are held in our physical showroom (COVID-safety permitting) and are broadcast online via Proxibid.com, so you can attend whether or not you’re from our local neighborhood. Most auction events have a 1-hour inspection and registration window, so you can take your time looking over the lots.

The buzz you’ve heard is real. It’s a lot of fun to attend our onsite live events, so we invite you to come and check it out!

If you’re unable to join us in person on auction day, we highly recommend using Proxibid to place absentee bids and attend online.

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Purveyors of the Best in Vintage Collectibles Since 1990

When you step into our Wixom headquarters it’s obvious that we possess a relentless passion for vintage treasures. Although the great majority of our wares are sold via auction events and our eBay store , our showroom is a constant whirlwind of buying, trading, and selling, with new inventory debuting every week!

If you’re looking to make some cash or do some trading with your comic books, figurines, vinyl, magazines or just about any vintage collectibles or memorabilia, we’d love to meet you.

We’re available 7 days a week by appointment! Open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Come and visit! You’ll feel right at home.