Posts tagged “Value”

SEP
10
2013

Tale of Two Beds

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StickleybedMissionbed

One question I'm often asked is " Why is my piece worth $XXX.00?, I saw one almost the same an expert on TV said was worth $XXXX.00?" This question is most often asked about unlabelled “Mission Style” oak furniture made 1900 -1918, which does look...

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SEP
05
2013

Old Newspapers, Valuable or Just Historical

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Occasionally I'll get a call from a potential client who excitedly sends me an email regarding what they think is an incredible find. Some times the items are wonderful, or at least a good look at, but other times I have to be the bearer of bad...

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SEP
02
2013

Shuco Toys

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Dutchmanviolinist

This clockwork Dutchman Violinist is a Pre World War Two example made by the Schuco toy company in the 1930’s. This famous German toy maker originally formed as "Schreyer & Co" in 1912 , founded by Heinrich Muller and Heinrich Schreyer, the...

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AUG
21
2013

Orphan or Artifact?

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AbshieldAppraisers are often in the enviable position of encountering items both rare and beyond strange at times. Their rarity or oddness do not always guarantee great value, more often than not, the stranger it is, the more often the piece is an...

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AUG
16
2013

Damaged, But Still Valuable

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Moonflask


When one comes across a piece of pottery and porcelain that's been badly damaged, even though it's been repaired the value tends to be very low. Even pieces of considerable age lose a large amount of their value compared to an undamaged example,...

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AUG
08
2013

It's all in a Name

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Picassocard

Provenance is always a big factor in the value of an item, even the most mundane item such as a letter, or post card. While a post card from most of us is simply a throw away item after it's read, one sent by a famous person or designed by a...

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JUL
29
2013

Good news, it's genuine

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Newenglandwinter

Once in a while I run across an item that usually turns out to be a reproduction 99% of the time and it's nice to be the bearer of good news to a client. In the case of this piece, a Currier & Ives type print, nearly every one I've seen has...

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JUL
11
2013

When Rarity Trumps All

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Superman

Sometimes one runs into an article so rare or in demand even if its condition is subpar it still can be worth a great deal of money.On such item came to my attention the other day, one that was dear to my childhood, Comic Books. To be clear though...

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JUL
06
2013

No, it's not a Stradivarius...

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Strad

Most collectors live and breath with the hope of finding a "Sleeper", an item that has dozed away for years, unloved, unrecognized for its true value. One of the most mistaken of this variety is the "Stradivarius" violin, among the rarest of the...

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JUL
02
2013

The Pump Organ

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Pumporgan

The 19th-century “Pump Organ” is one of those items that everyone thinks is incredible and probably valuable...bad sadly isn't .These impressive examples of Victorian decor once graced any parlor of a family who was musically inclined, but could...

Tags : Pump Organ, auction, Estey, and value
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