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I own a fairly large Szalasi Doll house castle with dolls,

I own a fairly...

I own a fairly large Szalasi Doll house castle with dolls, furniture . I have had little success getting this item appraised as all dealers have said they have not seen anything like it.

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Do you have any knowledge of Szalasi doll houses and furnishings. No one seems to be able to help.

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None, I could send a few pictures

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My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help. I've been an appraiser for 29 years, and am the president of the Association of Online Appraisers.

Please upload your pictures at your convenience.

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I uploaded 4 pictures for you
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I tried to provide credit card info but it says it needs to be upgraded.I won’t let me do anythin

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
We don’t need to have a phone call

Great!

I'm going to do some research and will get back to you shortly.

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Hello again.

I have some questions for you:

What are the dimensions of your dollhouse?

What is its condition? Any flaws?

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Thanks for all this excellent information.

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Back now.

As dollhouses go, Szalasi is at the top of the chain. They are exquisite in every way.

Your doll house was made circa 1900. In the condition you are describing (minor damage), the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of the doll house and contents is approximately $50,000. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $20,000, depending on location and actual condition.

If you want to sell, I recommend one of the major auction houses (Christies. Sothebys, Skinner) or a specialized doll auction. There is Dotta Auctions, http://www.dottaauction.com/index.php

Also, Theriault's https://www.theriaults.com/

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for the thoughts, I will contact one of them.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Regarding the date 1900circa, all the information I have read regarding Szalasi Spielwaren Doll furniture and misc, says they were from 1958 ish to 1980.If the information that I have read is not correct, then please let me know.

No, you are correct. I apologize. I had the notes for your appraisal side by side with my notes for another appraisal and copied the wrong dates onto my screen. They were definitely a mid-20th century company.

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