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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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Duo Bed, full size mattress when bed is pulled out from

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Duo Bed, full size mattress when bed is pulled out from cabinet/storage portion. Has upholstery removal cover when not in use.
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Customer: Good/very good condition. Label on cabinet: Duo Bed Corp Wichita 3, KS. Zones changed to zip codes in 1963 so I'm guessing it is from early 60s to 50s. Cabinet portion has storage compartment when open; upholstered cushion when closed, so when mattress is pushed in, unit is a sofa. mattress is on a glide/track and has wheels for easy movement.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello my name is Glenda,
I answered this earlier today, I am not sure what happen to that answer. Here is the answer once again.
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.
The Mid Century Modern Duo Bed has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.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 in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
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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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 3 months ago.


Hi, I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.

Let me know if you still need help with this question.

I will be happy to help with any further question you might have on this.

I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.
Thank you so much!