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Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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I have a Koken Congress barber chair. The numbers under the

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I have a Koken Congress barber chair.
The numbers under the seat are 72376 or 72314 and 17. Its made of oak and seems to have been made in the early 1900s.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

My name is***** will be happy to help you.
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Are you wanting the current market value for this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
some information on exactly what I have here besides an old barber chair.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

What do you mean some information besides it being an Antique Koken Chair?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When was it made, how rare is this model, anything specific to this chair.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello
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The Oak Koken Congress Barber Chair was produced 1890 to 1910, they are not rare. You can find Oak Koken Congress Chairs, on several sites on the internet for sale. They made this style for quite some time over the years they were in business. It. has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $3***-**-****.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda