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Thread: Vintage quilts $$$$

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    Member thorlori's Avatar
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    Vintage quilts $$$$

    I was working at our local church rummage sale today, when a lady that I have known for 30 years, brought in 3 quilts, one was nothing to special and not vintage at all, but the other 2 were from the 40's, one was a double wedding ring quilt full size, it was so beautiful all hand done, nothing wrong with it at all. The other quilt is a twin size bow tie quilt, so nice and it too is from the 40's, it has a little wear on the binding, I was wondering what you ladies thought these might be worth, she said her family doesn't want them, but I don't want her to get ripped off. Please let me know what you think. Thanks, Lori

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    if you visit the American Quilters Society they Certify quilt appraisers & have a list on their site with certified appraisers organized by state- maybe you could contact an appraiser & have them looked at- or check with a local guild & see if they have anyone who specializes in 40's /vintage quilts-
    location matters ---and prices vary greatly across the country. you will get the best answer from someone who can actually look at the quilt & give it a fair appraisal.
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    You could look for similar quilts on eBay, in the "completed auctions" section, to get an idea of what they actually sell for there.

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    Thanks Ladies, those are great ideas.

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    I would offer $125 for the DWR if it really is nice, about $50 for the bow tie if I liked the colors. I used to buy and sell vintage quilts.

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