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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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A Child's Garden of Verses,Stevenson,published by Barse and

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A Child's Garden of Verses,Stevenson,published by Barse and Hopkins ,New York
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: Light brownish embossed papery binding and a picture of Robert Louis Stevenson holding a cigarette on the inside. No date
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 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.

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Please tell me the date of publication.

Kind Regards,

Doris

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
There is no date..
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

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

I should return within 20 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

My research indicates that your book A Child's Garden of Verses by Stevenson and published early 20thC by Barse & Hopkins would have an estimated retail value of $47.50.

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In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

You can set the retail price at what you see others are selling for in retail shops online or in the retail shops around you.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 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?

Kind regards,
Doris

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