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Glenda B.
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 an antique tea cart w/ removable glass top tray, 2

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I have an antique tea cart w/ removable glass top tray, 2 drop side leafs, a draw and its all wood and appears to be cherry or mahogany. on the bottom of the draw is a faded label with a crest shaped like s heart w/ a torch center top and on the crest looks like CMO on the bottom side edge of that draw is stamped into the wood 951.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I received the pictures, thank you. The tea cart is from the 50-60's era. There is no information on what company used this mark. I can value this for you on the current market if you like?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Already paid $38.00 , already sent pictures also! have not received any answer yet ? Michael Lando - mlando44 @optonline.net
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello Michael

You did receive a response asking you if you were wanting the current market value. This did not show up in your question. I did not see what information you were wanting.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Glenda, I would like to know about how old it is and the approximate value. My wife's brother gave it to her about 10 yrs. ago he was an antique dealer from Mass. and said it was a very good one ?
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello Michael
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The Tea Cart is from the 1920-30's, it is Mahogany, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. For insurance purposes ( cost replacement ) the value would be 45-50% higher. 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

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Hi, I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going. Let me know if you still need help with this questions, as I see it is not rated yet. If there was a problem with the answer I provided for you?
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Thank you so much!
Glenda

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Glenda, Your response was very helpful. You answered all my questions throughly and we're very helpful with information as to how and where to get the best value if I was to sell my tea cart. Again Thank you , Michael Lando
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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello Michael

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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello Michael

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