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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I don’t know. I can go check. Where should I look? Any tips?

Usually on the back of the headboard.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Nothing on back of headboard
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I don’t see any names or tags anywhere

Thank you. These well designed twin bed sets sell retail for $950-1100.

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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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
My husband questioned how can we know for sure that what we have are mahogany beds?

Usually, mahogany finish is rather dark with a slightly reddish tinge.

I can tell these beds are not pine or oak as these two have distinct grain features.

It is possible your beds might be cherry but photography yields different colors for the same items.

The best thing to do is go to a site for paint and wood stains. I am on my phone right now so I cannot locare such a site for you.

Compare your wood to what you see on the site.

If they are cherry, the value is the same.

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