Lion and Unicorn Specializes Scientific Instruments

Collectible scientific instruments, such as telescopes, microscopes, and sextants, have been gaining popularity among collectors and enthusiasts in recent years. These pieces not only have historical significance, but also serve as reminders of the advancements made in the field of science and technology. If you are wondering how to sell vintage or collectible scientific equipment, Lion and Unicorn can help appraise, restore, and auction your items. 

If you are looking to sell a collectible scientific instrument at auction, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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First, research the market to determine the value of your piece. You can do this by consulting with experts in the field, such as antique dealers or museum curators, or by looking at similar items that have sold at auction in the past. This will give you an idea of the price range that your piece might fetch.

Next, choose the right auction house to sell your piece. Many auction houses specialize in specific categories of collectibles, such as scientific instruments or vintage laboratory equipment. It’s a wise choice to actively and methodically research a multitude of auction houses to find one that has a track record of selling similar items, and has a sterling reputation. Lion and Unicorn specializes in the appraisal of vintage or antique scientific equipment and can assist you directly with listing your items at auction.  It is important to properly document and authenticate your piece, before considering it “valuable” and preparing it for auction.  This can include providing provenance, or a history of ownership, as well as any documentation or certifications from experts in the field.

Finally, prepare your piece for auction by ensuring that it is in good condition and is properly cleaned or restored, if necessary. High-quality photographs and detailed descriptions of the piece should also be provided to the auction house for use in the catalog and online listings.

By following these steps, you can increase the chances of your collectible scientific instrument fetching a high price at auction. Remember that the auction market is always changing, so it’s good to do your research and stay informed of the latest trends and prices to maximize your chances of a successful sale.


For over 30 years, Lion and Unicorn has specialized in Estate Appraisal. As the premier auction house in Hollywood, Florida, we provide a diverse clientele with the unequivocal opportunity to sell their estate and collections efficiently, and for maximum value. If you are considering an estate appraiser, our appraisal specialists can assist you in determining the value of your collection and displaying them in front of active buyers. Lion and Unicorn is a full service auction house with the experience and professionalism only a team of experienced auction specialists can provide. Lion and Unicorn can pick up your estate collection, transport the collection to a dedicated gallery where the items will be meticulously cleaned, photographed, and prepared for a live online auction with a global audience. Lion and Unicorn is recognized as one of the most prestigious auction houses in the United States, with a global reach that is unsurpassed. If you are looking for “estate appraisers near me”, contact us today and let us do the hard work for you!