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Please tell me what this box kind of metal the box is made of, the circa, where it is made, what the seals are and auction value. It measures approximately 10"×5"x2"
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago

Have you tried to polish the metal in small place underneath?

Is it lined with wood?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it's lined with wood. We don't want to polish it.
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago

In the picture the metal looks a little pink. Is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No it golden
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago

This is an Edwardian antique brass tobacco box to hold cigarettes or short cigars. It dates ca 1910 and most probably made in England.

The estimated retail value is $400-500.

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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