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I am helping my 72 y.o. father in law down size and he has…

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I am helping my 72 y.o. father in law down size and he has quite a few things his late wife collected as antiques. How do go about getting these items appraised?

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

I just have pictures.

Expert's Assistant: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?

What should I be checking for? There are pictures, furniture crystal glasses, silver serving dishes, and figurines.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Maybe it would help if I attached a few pictures?

If you wish to have your items assessed here, you will need to submit one item or one set per single question asked.

I would need pictures and details with each item.

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If you would prefer, I probably could suggest an appraiser within driving distance of your home. We do not offer on site assessments.

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Please remember only one item per question.

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Again, only one item per question.

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I will take the champagne flutes in this question. Please allow a few minutes for me to study and type my complete answer.

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What do the labels on the bottom of the flutes say?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Price tag

The pattern Vintage Jewel Platinum made in Hungary flute sells retail for about $45 in an upscale store.

If you are selling retail privately, you should ask $38-40 each.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices. Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

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

Or your nearest CraigsList.com or nextdoor.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%-50% more than retail values.

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