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I have a coat that belonged to my mother. The FLA label is

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I have a coat that belonged to my mother. The FLA label is B followed by G842303. Can you help me with the value and identity of this coat please?
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 Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: It is dark brown/black. I think she said it is chinchilla.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Appraiser should know?
Customer: It is in great condition. It is over 50 years old

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. There were no pictures that came with your question.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the item and any marks, labels or writing.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Here is the pictures you wanted. I know that my mom had this coat when I was a little girl. I am not 50 years old.

The photo of the label (which is most important) was too blurry. If you could back up and try that one again,

I would really appreciate it.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Maybe this will work. If not I will try to get back to the coat later today and take another picture.

This is a 1940's-1950 chinchilla fur coat, no collar, half length,

with a union label indicating that it was made in one of our US factories

just after WWII. The silk inner lining also is an indicator of date. Exact maker is

unknown, this coat would have been bought at a department store like

Sears, for example, rather than from a furrier. The coat has a value of

$200 to $300 in this good condition.
Some sites that I recommend for selling are,,,, Ebay and
You can also go to or and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.

To finish, I will need you to click the five stars at the top right of your screen and hit the green submit button, thanks!

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