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How do I find value of old mantle clock. Marble base brass

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How do I find value of old mantle clock
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Customer: Marble base brass figurine mantle clock
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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the clock.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the clock.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "ADD FILES" in the blue box link (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
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Besides, you will have an assessment to print out. I did not send the pop-up ad/offer.

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Thank you for the excellent photos.

Are there any words/letters/numbers inside the back?

Does the clock work?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
No markings, does work, do you need further pics

No, thank you.

This is a French Empire Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock, originating in France ca 1870.

The estimated retail value is $3000-4000.

The value would be much higher if the maker were on the clock and if it were working.

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 that the mechanism can be repaired 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.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Your welcome, how do I save or print out this report

If the final report came to you in an email, you can print out that email. There is usually a little printer icon you can choose.

If you wish to save, you can always save emails.

Another method is to take and save a screenshot. If you are using Windows 7, this is done via the "snipping tool."

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Doris

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