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Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
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I have a 1920's? 1930's shop mannequin and would like to know

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I have a 1920's? 1930's shop mannequin and would like to know her worth as I am going to sell her (sadly) as I do not have a shop anymore....I can send you some pictures.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.
Hi Ms. Mannington,Art Deco era full body shop mannequins are fairly desirable on the market and they sell for $1500 - $2000 USD at auction, or $1988AUD - $2650AUD. ~Nora
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you Nora could you recommend a suitable auctioneer in Melbourne or Australia please
Expert:  rarewares replied 11 months ago.
You can try some of these auction houses in the Melbourne area.,lf_ui:2&rflfq=1&rlha=0&tbm=lcl&rlfi=hd:;si:
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.
Hi Ms. Mannington, Yes, you would want to go through smaller local auction houses as opposed to the large name blue chip auction companies. You can try: Abbey's: Leonard Joel: and The Collector: In addition, you can also try posting to Craigslist or through facebook as they do not charge a listing fee nor do they take a commission upon sale; this is how you would make the most net profit on your Deco mannequin. ~Nora