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I have a Roseville Freesia Vase marked, 128-15", Roseville,

Customer Question

I have a Roseville Freesia Vase marked, 128-15", Roseville, USA, perfect condition. Can you tell me what it's 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: It's blue with white Freesias. I don't know anything else.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Like what?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 months ago.

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That's a pretty one. The Freesia pattern was introduced in 1945 and was made until just about the time they closed in 1954. For the most part it came in brown, green and blue. There's not a whole of price difference between the colors, though many collectors tend to go for the blue and green. It came in about 48 different shapes.

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The 128-15 Freesia vase in blue is worth about $300 to $350 with an insurance value of $450

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The prices will vary a bit depending on the exact condition and where you try to sell it. For the highest value, a private sale will be your best bet. You want to reach the largest audience as possible. Etsy is a great alternative to Ebay. Rubylane, Tias, and GoAntiques are great online stores, but they generally have a store "setup" fee. It may be a bit too pricey, but they do get the "higher" paying customers. Etsy actually has some of the lowest rates currently. I would consider possibly selling with Rubylane or Etsy to start with.

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You will always get a higher value by selling it yourself as opposed to an auction or selling it to a dealer. As far as Ebay goes, Ebay is more or less a last resort. It does reach a lot of people, but the values are very unpredictable and often tend to be lower. If you do decide to try Ebay, consider using reserves.
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There is also craigslist. Your town might even have a facebook page dedicated to selling items (like an online garage sale). The only downside to these is you always run a risk of meeting someone that may be dangerous. If you go that route, never have them come to your house. Always meet someplace very public and never go alone. I don't generally recommend any of those options because I would hate for something to happen to you. One generally safe option is meeting up at a local police station. A lot of towns allow sellers to use their parking lots as meeting places.

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That should give you quite a few options, but if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask.
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