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Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have three plates by Ruffin. They are limited editions,

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I have three plates by Don Ruffin. They are limited editions, 1976 limited edition of 10,00 first edition "Navajo Lullaby". Then I have 1977 plate it's numbered 705 out of 5,000 titled "Through the Years". And third is 1978, 235 out of 5,000, titled "Child of The Pueblo". I have the paperwork that goes with them. Is there any value to these plates? They are gold trimmed , mounted in plate frames, and in perfect condition,very beautiful.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Frank replied 10 months ago.

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My name is***** am a Personal Property Appraiser and would be happy to assist you with your question.

Your Don Ruffin, limited edition collector plates would have resale values as follows:

1976 Navajo Lullaby(first edition)-15-18USD

1977 Through the Years- 22-25USD

1978 Child of the Pueblo- 14-17USD

In excellent framed and mounted condition with the original paperwork you would be closer to the higher end of those value spectrums.

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Best of luck with your Don Ruffin collector plates.

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