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How can i find out the value of a "PERFECT FOLDING BED"

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How can i find out the value of a "PERFECT FOLDING BED" "PATENT NOV 15 87" "6.S S" This is stamped on the bed frame and is still functioning

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I believe it has the original springs and is in reasonably good shape. it is still functioning and i use it for a guest bed

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I got some pictures of the bed thank you. I cannot tell you who made this without the patent number, with that we can look up to see who patented this. These beds were made by a couple of different companies. The Perfect Folding Bed, seems to have been made by a company in North Carolina but, no one is sure what exact company produce it.

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The "PERFECT FOLDING BED" "PATENT NOV 15 87" ( 1887 ) Mahogany wood, in good condition like yours, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $***-**-****.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $500.00-550.00, if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $950.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $1050.00
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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 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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I had another item I was wondering the value of do I need to make a formal request or can I ask you?

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