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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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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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Cost of vintage antique Chinese opium pipe

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Cost of vintage antique Chinese opium pipe
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 days ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Attached are some photos of the pipe what is it worth??
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 days ago.

Thank you for the photos.

This vintage style opium pipe would have an estimated retail value of $200.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

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

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 days ago.

Hi there!

I forgot to check the rating box so that you can rate my answer a positive using the five stars you see on your screen.

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?

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