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Antiques & Collectibles Value?

 

 

The following is criteria that estate salespeople use in determining value:

 

·        Condition

 

·        Age

·        Quality

 

·        Rarity

·        Historical Significance

 

·        Manufacturer

·        Size

 

·        Subject Matter

·        Taste

 

·        Previous Ownership

 

The following are some tips to help an appraiser more accurately estimate the value of your belongings:

 

·        The more information you have about the item the more accurate the determination of value can be. 

·        Provide the history of a piece

·        Provide the journal regarding the piece

·        Take photos

·        Keep receipts

·        Save letters

·        Provide snapshots and newspaper articles

·        Don’t remove any labels

·        Keep the original packaging in tact

 

 

It may be difficult to provide a value to a piece without the above information. There are a lot of reproductions in the marketplace. Investigating the piece and providing value will be more accurate with the above information.