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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9518
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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My father had a Royal Dux figurine damaged. Broken into

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My father had a Royal Dux figurine damaged. Broken into pieces. The insurance company offered him only $265.00 In my research I found a book that had the identical figurine listed at $695. and the date of publication of that valuation guide was 1995. It was 16" tall Mother and Child and had the early pink triangle on it. I think the insurance company is trying to screw him over. I need help
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Not to my knowledge..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

See the following image.

Is it your figurine?

Is yours signed?

Kind regards,

If another professional enters our exchanges, feel free to tell them that you are working with me if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right now it's in pieces.. but if that isn't it its' very similar. On the bottom where the little pink triangle is there is no signature.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Please send photos of the marks ....triangle, etc.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "reply to expert" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

Are there letters on the front of the base rim.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sure will - may be tomorrow but thank you
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.


I am sending photos of the marks on the bottom.

I am also sending the words on the front base.

Check your pieces to see if they are the same.

If they are not the same, please tell me what is similar

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thank you Doris !!! The insurance company has indicated to my dad they found an identical replacement on Etsy for $265.00 and I think he's gonna accept their offer.
Thanks very much for your help !!!
Expert:  Doris replied 12 months ago.


Please do not forget my need for a positive rating. It is the only way I am credited by Just Answer for my work. See the 5 stars.

Kind regards,