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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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7x 32 inch Merrywanderer Gobelin, Gobelin hummel, No chips

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7x 32 inch Merrywanderer Gobelin
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: Gobelin hummel
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: No chips in closed cabinet for years. No smoke
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 4 months ago.


Do you mean you have a Hummel, the Merry Wanderer? If so what is written on the bottom of this?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This Merry Wanderer is in a closed heavy case and difficult to lift.
Can you give me an approximate value. It is in perfect condition and have had it about 35 years.
Thank you Dorothy
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 4 months ago.


I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, Appraising, Antique shop owner, also buying and selling on today's current market. it is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.
Please note I am unable to do live phone conversations, if you get a message asking to do a phone call, this is not from me.
The Hummel Merry Wander 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.
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 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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