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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 a mercury clock that was given to my great great

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I have a mercury clock that was given to my great great grandfather by the Old John Street Methodist Episcopalian Church in New York City. It is engraved with his name and year (1902) and the name of the church. I have the key and hand written instructions on how it works written on NY State Assembly letterhead (my great grandfather was a NY Assemblyman). My grandfather had it serviced every year. Can you give me an estimated value?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
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My name is***** will be happy to help you.
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What size is this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe it's about 12" tall. I am currently traveling on business so I am not near it to measure it. Please note I also have my great, great grandfather's obituary which details his work as treasurer for the church and for everything he did to advance the church in the state of NY. I also have hymnals from the church that would have belonged to his daughter.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

We do one item per question. You can post new questions about those when this one has been rated.

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The Mercury Clock, early 1900's, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $***-**-****.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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If you have more items you would like to ask me about, just start a new question addressed to "Glenda" it would be my pleasure to help you.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda

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