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I would like to get a photo appraised without selling it.

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I would like to get a photo appraised without selling it. What the best plan to do this?

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I purchased a photo album from the mid 1800's with maybe 20 photos in it and one of the stands out. I believe that it's an unusual photo from Charles Fontayne. The provenance is there. Tax stamps and other photos from Ohio photographers.

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The album is in good condition and there is also a hand drawn portrait that looks much older than the photos or the book.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I can send photos if needed.
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If you can send me a picture of the Charles Fontayne photo I can look up a value for you

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Are you wanting the value based on it being his work?

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Yes, that looks like his work. Be right back with a value.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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This is your answer, please read entirely.
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The Charles Fontayne photograph has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $250.00-275.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $150.00-175.00 , if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $200.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $250.00
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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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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you Glenda! Perhaps if I keep it with the album that seems to belong to Lynes S. Brotherton and the other photos and the album that is fully in tact, I might find a collector who could take care of it. This is a great start! Thank you again!
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