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Finding or Selling Antiques
Can anyone recommend an appraiser for our parents' estate? There are antiques, 19th century folk art, collectibles, decorative arts. We may or may not want to sell, but want to know value for an equitable distribution. Thank you. Don't know where to start
I inherited some of my grandparents' (they purchased new in the '30's/'40's) furniture, 2 matching bedroom pieces--dresser and ''tallboy'', and a dining room set--table, 6 chairs, sideboard & china cabinet. They're not really our style (too ornate, dark), and are in good, but not excellent condition. How do I go about selling these pieces? How do I know how much they're worth, so I don't get ripped off? Should I take pictures of them and show them to someone at a furniture store? I can't move them myself; do stores come and pick them up? Do buyers come to the house? Any suggestions of a suitable, honest, reliable store to start with? Thanks much, Heidi
You can check out their website, http://www.harveyclars.com, or call them at 510-428-0100.
This is how it works, you contact Harvey Clars and tell them what you are interested in having them sell for you. They check out your items and if they feel that you have something they can sell, they sell it for you. You pay a small comission fee for their services. They pick up your furniture and it goes into the next monthly auction.
They also appraise your items for insurance purposes etc.
Antique dealers from all over the area come to the monthly auctions. I've met antique dealers from Davis, Sacramento, Arizona etc.
They have been around for quite a while and I highly recommend them if you ever have a need to sell antiques or collectibles. beth
I would like to know if anyone knows where I could sell an antique (1940-1960's) Bell & Howe camera and movie projector webCor voice recorder? They all still work in excellent condition! Thanks in advance
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