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I have an old play poster (play bill) for a play staring the famous Robson and Crane. It's for Sharps and Flats, The Bachelors and Comedy of Errors. It's from the Grand Opera House, Feb. 1880. Any idea of the value? It's about 36 inches tall and 12inches wide.
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 10 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 10 months ago

My research indicates your 1880 playbill has an estimated retail value of $60-85.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com/about/selling

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 10 months ago

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Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,
Doris

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