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Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
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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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We would like to value columns and decorative pieces of a

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Customer: Hi - We would like to value columns and decorative pieces of a wrought iron porch set that we removed this summer.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pieces of vintage wrought iron that we would like appraised include the following:
4 single columns -- 10.625"w x 8' 10"h
2 corner columns -- same dimensions as above but 2 are soldered at right anglesDECORATIVE HEADERS
1 -- 89.5"w x 9.5"h
2 -- 5' x 9.5"h
2 -- 8'w x 9.5"hHANDRAILS
2 -- for 4 stepsThese are very heavy, solid pieces. One of the corner columns weighs 160 lbs.They are in good condition, with some small rust spots; needs fresh paint.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

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The Wrought Iron Decorative Porch Pieces, have an estimated value on the current market for an average of COLUMNS $200.00-250.00 each, Corner pieces-$200.00-225.00 each, 1 long Header -$400.00-450.00, 2 shorter headers-$375.00-400.00 each. The Handrails would be -$300.00-325.00 for all of them, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in a Salvage shop, or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local 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 1 year 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 questions, as I see it is not rated yet. If there was a problem with the answer I provided for you?
Thank you so much!