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Am looking to find out the value for a Coalport Collectible.

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Am looking to find out the value for a Coalport Collectible. It is a white figurine, very modern looking, of a couple dancing. It is marked, Extensions of Love, Entwined, 2003. Can you help me know it's value? Thanks.
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Customer: The figurine man and woman have arms outflung and the total height is about 15" tall and about 12" wide.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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That's a gorgeous piece. It's from the Expressions of Love series. That was a series of solid white abstract figurines that Coalport produced. The series includes such figures as: Devotion, Friendship, Captivate, Entwined, Encircle, Gift of Freedom, Two Hearts One Love, and Rejoice. It's a very beautiful, artistic looking series.

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Entwined is worth about $60 to $80 in good condition.

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I wish I could say it was worth a lot more, but the series is still fairly new. As time goes on and the figures get a bit more rare, the values should go up. Coalport figures have always been fairly collectible with prices going up over time.

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If you are thinking about selling it, the price 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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