What's This Worth? How to use the Internet to research the
value of your antiques.
Antiques & Collectibles 2013 Price Guide
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So, you think you may have something valuable.
Fun. Trying to find out how much it's worth? I spend quite a bit
of time visiting different antiques, collecting and appraisal websites,
and I have tried to provide you with links for some of the best
and easiest places to start your research.
I am not an antiques dealer or appraiser myself,
but I have learned a few things from working with them over the
Don't just walk up and ask an antiques dealer,
"What's this worth?" The standard reply is, "How
much do you want for it?" Many of them have spent years acquiring
knowledge, and passing out free advice is not typically part of
their job description. Also, don't sell your item to the same
person you ask to evaluate it. Buying low and selling high is
how they make their living.
Quality is very important. Just because something
is old doesn't necessarily make it valuable. The better its condition,
the more it's worth.
No matter what information you find regarding
the value of your antique or collectible, it's only worth as
much as someone is willing to pay you for it! Just because a price
guide says your antique doorknob is worth $100, if no one will
give you that much, then it's not. Sorry.
Most people will start their search at eBay. You can search through their completed
listings to see if your item has sold recently, and see
for how much.
If you need accurate information
on determining the value
of your antiques and collectibles, I recommend you visit
my Canadian appraiser friends at What's
It Worth To You.
They have a wide variety of appraisal options to help you...
- The best deal on the net since 1999 - Only $9.95. Find out
the value of your item from trusted professionals! With
experts in virtually every category, you will get a
fast and accurate item valuation.
- $19.95 This type of appraisal is for customers requiring in-depth
information about an item. When you order a Deluxe Appraisal,
you will receive more
detailed information about your item.
- An Express Appraisal is a Deluxe
Appraisal completed in a 24 hr. time period. You must upload
at least one clear image and it must be submitted so that the
appraisers have ample time to complete the appraisal during
normal business hours.
Get an Expert's Opinion
on a Potential Purchase - This service is designed to
give you an expert’s
opinion as to the value and authenticity of an item that
is for sale on Ebay.
Ask An Expert -
This forum is designed for people wishing to find
out information about anything in the world (except value)of
antiques and collectibles. From storing and cleaning to identification
and buying, our experts provide invaluable advice by drawing
on their years of experience in their particular field.
This year the annual guide lists 40,000 current prices and features 2,500 color pictures of items, all sold during the past year. It has indexes and cross-references, and includes record prices, hundreds of logos and marks, and factory histories.
Even if you don't want to get their book, the Kovel's can still help.
They have compiled a unique list of more than
for antiques and collectibles sold in the United States,
Canada and Europe.
The guide has been
designed to provide relevant prices in a wide variety of categories.
All entries are real prices, not estimates. Each entry gives
a description, price, and year of sale so the information can
be used to price items today, track trends, or for tax and estate
Registration is free.
Country Living's "What
Is It? What Is It Worth?" appraisal column is a favorite
among readers. Let the experts from the leading auction houses
in the country determine the value of your favorite collectible
or prized family heirloom for free.
You can read some good information about antique
appraisals at the Antique-Antiques website.
Prices 4 Antiques is a searchable
database which provides past auction prices for antiques,
collectibles and fine art.
Bath Antiques offers extremely reliable, highly
accurate and completely impartial antique
appraisals. They also have a free searchable antiques price guide with 1000's of rare antiques and novelty collector's items - each pictured, described and with their price guide.
PriceMiner is a service from the combined
efforts of eBay, GoAntiques and the Internet Antique Shop. You
get instant analysis in the form of graphs and charts including
average price, number of items included in the average, range
of price from highest to lowest, and a current estimate based
on today’s market conditions with a confidence factor.
How much is your painting worth?
What's the best way to sell it?
American Art Advisor offers a unique
art brokerage service. They buy original oil paintings
and watercolors by "listed" 19th and 20th Century
artists with auction records, such as Gruppe, Hibbard, Owen,
Coppedge, Sandzen, Thieme, Cirino, Redfield, Lever, Scarlett
They will buy your paintings for top
then put them up at auction with Sotheby's, Christies
or any other auction house as 50-50 partners.
They don't buy prints, reproductions
or limited editions. As a rule, they do not buy art
by living artists unless the artist has a track record at
auction. They prefer to buy art in original condition.
If necessary they will have your painting cleaned,
restored and re-framed, at their risk and expense, and split
these costs with you after it sells at auction.
Let them do a free Art Appraisal!
Les and Sue Fox, co-owners of American
Art Advisor and West Highland Art Brokers, are professional
art brokers and auction experts in the trade since 1977.
They are specialists in 19th and 20th Century American art,
including Hudson River School, Impressionism and Modernism.
If you have a single work of art, a collection you're thinking
of selling or if you're interested in building a fine art collection,
please feel free to contact
them for free advice and recommendations. When you email them, please include the artist's name, size of
painting, condition, any labels on the back and any known
provenance or history of the painting. Please do not ask them to appraise anything but paintings.