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Re: Inherited collection

Posted By: Bill H
Posted Date: Apr 27, 2023 (03:38 PM)

The major auction houses, such as Sotheby's and Christie's will appraise such items for no charge, but only to the extent of opining whether the items meet minimum values that satisfy their sales requirements. Sotheby's minimum worth is $3000.00 I believe.

If you wish to submit photos to the forum, you can get responses as to what it is you have, its age and country of origin. While the forum does not provide value estimates, you probably can can use forum key words to search Google for values from past auctions of the major auctioneers and sites such as Just keep in mind, the latter site hosts many quite reliable auction sites but doesn't monitor the accuracy of their descriptions or those of the smaller local auction houses participating in these sales.

If you wish to download photos here, please first read the FAQ section at the top right of the message listing page for instructions regarding pertinent formats and size limits, then submit three pictures each in separate messages showing the side, top and base of your item.

Best regards,

Bill H.

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