Re: needing a nudge in the right direction
What kinds of things do you have? Do you have any brand names, model numbers, or anything else to go on? Are you trying to identify things or just get a general value for sale?
A couple searches you may try would be "antique tools" "vintage tools" "antique woodworking tools" (or metal working, or whatever type of tool they are). There are a few sites out there dedicated to antique tools of all kinds, it's just a matter of finding them.
Post up some pics and/or a list of some of the items.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!