|What is it worth?|
You may have come to this site expecting to find out the value
of your magic lantern or your lantern slides or how much you
should pay for some piece of Scalloped Swirl Pattern Glass or an
old Wyandotte truck or some old Art Deco tiles. Everyone wants to have
some sense of the value of a family heirloom or a recently purchased item or
some item your thinking about buying. We are the same as you.|
I am sorry that we cannot provide the value of your item. The price of your item depends on its condition, the location, the current market, and the customers who are shopping. If you are selling to a dealer expect to get something like 1/2 of the retail price you saw at a show or shop. If you have seen a piece similar to yours sold at an auction, well that was it's value at that auction and might be a good price for you to set on your item.
If these selling prices are unsatisfactory, see about opening or renting space in a shop yourself, or rent space at the next show in your area or put it up for auction yourself. It will be a bit of work, but it might be an interesting thing to do.
J. W. Couter has written a thoughtful article, "Value - Viewpoint on Collecting" that is published on the Aladdin Knights (Aladdin Lamp Collectors) page.
Type in the SEARCH box a short description of your item. Example: Wyandotte. Then press
-if you like it and can afford it, bargain and then buy it and enjoy it.
-if its a family heirloom, please think twice about selling it.