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I have a 1890's ahlbrand buggie totally restored. What's it

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I have a 1890's ahlbrand buggie totally restored. What's it worth?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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On today’s market, your antique ‘Ahlbrand’ horse buggy on wheels would sell for a high average of $3000 - $4000. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $6000.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was under the impression that it was worth around $30,000 by a local antique dealer. I'm shocked that your appraisal is so much lower.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Kim,
The valuation I provided is based on actual past auction records which are actual sale prices paid by buyers and not asking prices. It would be rather unusual for a collector to pay 5-figures for a 2-seater buggy that is late 19th century. Most certainly, a carved wood, gilded carriage from the 18th century or earlier could garner such a price, but not a late Victorian era buggy.
If someone is willing to pay $30,000 for a buggy, then by all means sell.
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