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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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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 an indian vest, leggings, moccasins, a rifle or arrow

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I have an indian vest, leggings, moccasins, a rifle or arrow holder and I would like to find out what they are worth
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 Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: They have been in my family forever, I got them from my dad, I don't know where he got them but my dad's cousin traded with the indian she owned an antique shop and my great grand parent came to washington in a covered wagon so i have lots of antiques
JA: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: I have an indian blanket, a basket, I have a squash necklace,
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello

You have many items here, if one of the experts is willing to do this many items per question they will pick this up. If not you might think of putting only one or two items per question.

Glenda

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have some pictures of the Indian clothing I've attached some files, Mary
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello

Are you wanting to sell this in one lot? Do you know the age of this. Is it authentic Native American?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Depends on how much I can get for them, yes I would sell them in one lot, they have been in my family ever since I can remember and I am 61, as far as I know they are authentic.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hi
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This is your answer, please rate this after reading it. This is important to me getting credit for my work.
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, Appraising, Antique shop owner, also buying and selling on today's current market. it is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.
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I would sell them in one lot, you will make more.

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The Vintage Lot of Native American Apparel with the Rifle Holder, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.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.
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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!
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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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Please ask any question you might have about your answer before rating this.
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It was a pleasure working for you. If you have more items you would like to ask me about, just start a new question addressed to "Glenda" it would be my pleasure to help you.
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Glenda,
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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hi,
I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
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Let me know if you still need help with this question.
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I will be happy to help with any further question you might have on this.
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I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda