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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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Please help, I have several limited edition Bradford

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Please help, I have several limited edition Bradford exchange plates to sell for my Father who is now in a nursing home. 1 set is Bygone Traders , There is 9.
The other is a set of Europaische Singvogel von Ursula Band. Set of 7.
2 plates in the Beauties of the Red Mansion set.
Where can I get an idea of prices to ask ?
Thank You
G Veltmeyer
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

You are asking about three different patterns here.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should be back within an hour.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 9 months ago.

From my research, I was able to determine the following retail vintage store values for your father's plates:

Bygone Traders - $36 each

Europaische Singvogel von Ursula Band - $41 each

Beauties of the Red Mansion - $39 each.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.

Another method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.

I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. This publication is a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/advertising

Or try your local Craig's List.

I do not recommend eBay. It is mostly an auction/wholesale site.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

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Doris

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 9 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,
Doris