Sunday, May 24, 2009
Why appraisals matter
It is always best to get advice on anything that you think may have value. This is especially important with items that predate the 1960s. Don't throw anything out before you have an expert look at your items or you've thoroughly researched them yourself.
On the other hand though, don't be disappointed if some items just don't have the value they used to. Your family may have paid a lot of money for the Italian provincial couch in 1962 or for the console hi-fi stereo, but they're just not desirable anymore.
The real market value is what you need to know. That's what someone would pay you for the item now.