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Back for more help! I bought these little wall masks a few weeks ago. As you can see....lovely. I am trying to figure out approximately how old they are. I thought maybe they were of Jenny Lind because of the flowers in her hair. They are lightweight. Some sort of white pottery. They are about 8 inches tall or so.
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I hope you are doing well, are these marked anywhere? They seem to be made of plaster.

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They are not marked Glenda. Quite fragile. So maybe a thin plaster?

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Yes, they could be a plaster over a mess type substance, which is common making items like this. Sometimes they put the plaster over a material too. They will also pour a very thin plaster into a mold, let it dry then when done they attach a back on them so they are flat and able to hang. They let this dry then they clean it all up and hand paint them, then they are sealed.

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These look to date to the 1930's, cannot say for sure who made them, there were a few companies during this time that made plaster items like this.

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The Antique Wall Masks, have an estimated value on the current market for an average of $115.00-120.00 each, if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $75.00-80.00, if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $100.00 and up each depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $100.00 each
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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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Glenda

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