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I have a small piece of black wedge wood and a small limoges perfume could you please give a rough estimate of what they would be worth thank you

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the item.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hi Doris
Sorry for the delay please find enclosed photos of the items
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the pictures. I noted you have sent a picture of some cork stoppers. Please know that it is against site policy to stack questions. Only items in the original question are to be assessed. I will take the three items you sent pictures of but please keep the site policies in mind.

The mid 20thC Limoges perfume box has an estimated retail value of $90-125.

The black and white jasperware piece has an estimated retail value of $35-45.

The vintage set of cork and metal stoppers have an estimated retail value of $125-180.

As for where to sell.....If you want to sell quickly at wholesale prices, try one of these sites.

In US:
ChinaLane.com
ChinaFinders.com
ChinaReplacements.com
Replacements.com

In UK:
ChinaSearch.co.uk
MatchingChina.co.uk
ChinaMatchers.co.uk
ReplaceYourPlates.co.uk
ReplaceYourChina.com

Australia: http://www.allthegalleries.com/dealers/porcelain.html

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.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you for all your helpKaren
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

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I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,
Doris

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Finished or the moment. But thank you for all your help and hopefully talk soon
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