[AAEH] Re:what is my chair worth?


I think I answered the question why certain appraisals were given, and
why some were not a couple of weeks ago, but here I go again.

Some questions have no, zero, answers, because we simply do not know.
There are many, many things made every year, and most of them end up
being passed down, or resold, or just kept. Then they get old.

If somebody wants this particular old thing, then they will offer a
price. If a bunch of people start to collect these old things, then
they will start to become scarce, and the price will go up.

Or someone may write a book, and think something ought to be worth a
given amount, and so give it a price.

Most of us in this group know something about certain categories of
vintage, or antique objects. Nobody here knows everything.

I, the moderator, joined this group because I was trying to find the
price on two weird looking folding chairs I found in an alley. I
still have no answers. It turns out that these chairs are not
collectible, and so no one ever fixed a value to them, so in essence
if I were to try to sell these things, I'd be selling them as used,
instead of antique, which along with being a category, is itself a

Add the word antique to anything, and the price goes up. Add the word
vintage, and the price goes up somewhat.

Here is what I would suggest for anyone who has not gotten the
information they have been searching for from this group. Go to
http://www.ebay.com, and do a search for your particular object.
Chances are someone is selling something similar. See what types of
bids they are getting. If after watching the auction, there are no
bids, then you can see that there might be no collectible value for
the object.

Then do a simple web search for your object. See if any online
vendors are offering the same thing. If they are, discount it by 25%
to 50%, because of retail markup, and you have an approximate value.

If, after both of those, you still don't have a value, then head down
to your local library, and see if they have any books on the subject.
Or you can go down to your local bookstore and see if they have anything.

I used to belong to a group where the guy in charge felt he had to
answer every question whether or not he really knew the answer. I
mean he would make up things totally, just to satisfy people. Maybe
I'll do that. It won't be right, it won't be correct, but it will be
an answer.


--- In AppraisalsAndExpertHelp@yahoogroups.com, beachlovers6751
<beachlovers6751@...> wrote:
> I have been a part of this group for quite sometime, wanting to know
what ny antique lamp was worth, but have received NO RESPONSES. SO
please don't get your hopes up. I will probably end up cancelling
because I see no improvements. Good Luck.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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