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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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Have a "bust" of female passed down from great grandfather.

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Have a "bust" of female passed down from great grandfather. Weighs about 80 lbs think it's alabaster

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Is this signed?

Glenda

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
No

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What size is this? Are you wanting the current market value for this?

Glenda

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
21in h
15in w
80 lbsWould like to know value

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Is there anyway you can turn this so I can see what is in her hair? I am trying to determine who this might be.

Glenda

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Attached images

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On my end the top of the head is chopped off, I cannot see all of the top. Can you get the top side of her head? The side the flower is on?

Customer: replied 29 days ago.

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This is your answer, please read entirely.
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The Antique Bust, most likely Carved Marble, origin Italy, is just called Lady with Floral Headdress, circa: late 1800 to early 1900, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $500.00-700.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $350.00-375.00, if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $700.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $700.00
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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, and of course Ebay. You can also sell on Charish, where you consign items. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! All sites can be sold from with pick up only option.
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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 need values for. Just send to "Glenda Only" I would be happy to help.
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Glenda,
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