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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
Category: Appraisals
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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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I have a 1920 Real Baby Crib, which we refinished, taking

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I have a 1920 Real Baby Crib, which we refinished, taking off all lead paint and painted it
white. We have all the pieces and was told that a Doll Collector might be interested in buying this beautiful crib. We would like to sell it; but don't know where to begin. Is there any interest in this type of item?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Nora replied 8 months ago.

Hi,

Yes, there is a niche market for antique and vintage baby cribs (as well as carriages and chairs) and it is primarily for doll collectors. Generally cribs sell to such collectors for $50 - $150, depending on style, maker and material.

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~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is Glenda,
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, appraising, antique shop owner, buying and selling on today's current market. Buying and selling everything from elegant glassware to the most primitive of items and so much more to include books. I will do all I can to find out the most information on your item and the value for you. I have access to many data bases, and extensive current library of price guides, as well as access to leaders in the field of antiques and personal property.
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The Vintage Baby Beds that have been redone with the lead removed are very sought after. A lot of people love these Baby Cribs and are willing to pay for them. Be sure to list that the lead has been removed. I have seen them sell for as much as 300.00 and up. It would have an estimated value on the current market for an average of $250.00-350.00 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.
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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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