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I own a lot of toys that I would like to know how I can find

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Hello, I own a lot of toys that I would like to know how I can find out of their values. They are from the 70s , 80's and some even older. Please let me know how I can get a professional appraiser can help me price and sell them all. Thank you
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello

Are you wanting someone who will come to your home to value what you have?

Expert:  Nora replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

To find the proper and qualified appraiser for your toy collection, try going to the sites of the American Appraisers Association, International Society of Appraisers and the American Society of Appraisers. On each of their websites is a directory of their accredited members and their speciality. You will want to find a toy specialist who is closest to your area (the directory helps search for closest to you). You will then call or email that particular appraiser(s) and discuss the 'scope of work' or what you have in mind for your appraisal project and the available appraiser can schedule an appointment with you. Usually most appraiser's who assess a collection will not sell on your behalf, as that is a conflict of interest. The appraiser may be able to suggest the best means to do so or companies, such as a toy specialist auction company or dealer or collector who would have interest.

Here are the links for you to the accredited appraiser sites:

http://www.appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=741&nodeID=1

https://www.isa-appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser

http://www.appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser

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