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Thread: Friend needs idea on value - Appraisal?

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    A friend recently brought in a commercial made Mickey Mouse comforter asking if I would clean and repair a small area that had come un-stitched. The same fabric is on both sides and there are a few stains.
    He wants to sell it and wondered if I would give him an idea of it's value. I gave him an appraisers name and number before I even looked at it. Now I'm not sure that's the route to take. I hate to send him to an appraiser and find it's worth very little. Any of you out there with thoughts on this comforter? and how he should go about determining value?

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    I don't think it has much value. I wouldn't buy a used comforter. Honestly, I'd say give it to Goodwill or Freecycle it.

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    My gut feel is that it would only have value to perhaps a collector of Disney memorabilia. But then again, these may have been produced by the thousands, so may have very little actual value. I think he would be better off contacting someone who collects Disney stuff to get an idea of value.

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    I think it would appraise for very little, especially being mended. I think this is one of those things that you wouldn't sell for any $, and no one else would pay any $ for.

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    I agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    My gut feel is that it would only have value to perhaps a collector of Disney memorabilia. But then again, these may have been produced by the thousands, so may have very little actual value. I think he would be better off contacting someone who collects Disney stuff to get an idea of value.

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    LOL I have coordinating sheets in my garage that were my oldest sons. I think they date from about 1978 or 1979.

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    I would look on ebay for similar comforters and see what they sold for. There is an option to search completed listings. I imagine ebay will be the best market for this type of thing.

    As for value, it depends on what someone is willing to pay. With stains, the value will decrease. If it is a comforter with the high loft batting, it may not be from the 70s. The sheet sets I had as a child in the 70s had thermal blankets and coverlets, not comforters. The sheets my kids had in the 90s and more recently have the thick poly comforters.

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    I suspect you are all correct. I wouldn't give it space. But there have been things on Antique Road Show that I wouldn't look twice at and turned out to be very valuable so I thought it better to get additional opinions before sending him to spend money on an appraiser. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebody323
    I suspect you are all correct. I wouldn't give it space. But there have been things on Antique Road Show that I wouldn't look twice at and turned out to be very valuable so I thought it better to get additional opinions before sending him to spend money on an appraiser. Thanks

    This is hardly an antique, though. It's not worth your time.

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    I can't imagine it would be worth more than you'd charge to repair it. If it has stains, I'd list it on the "free" section of craigslist.

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    I see lots of that ilk at Goodwill or Salvation Army stores, where we might buy one in good shape to use for dog bedding.

    Unless there is something we don't know or see about this comforter, it's not of much value at all.

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    The appraiser would probably charge more than the item is worth.

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    I think it would be extremely valuable to a small child who is old enough to adore Mickey Mouse. He or she would love it as a gift.
    Why on earth would this guy believe that it is a jewel of a quilt? Either he is hurting for money, or someone has been yanking his chain!!!

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    It is only worth what someone is will to pay.

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    As a retired Antiques Appraiser...Disneyana is not very hot these days. I doubt there is much interest in this. Definitely check Ebay/ That is still a good thermometer for what people will pay.

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    I used to do appraisals , too---think this is not worth the money for an appraisal. With stains and repair, I believe it is of little value. though IF you found someone dying to have that exact item, who knows--some people are nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I don't think it has much value. I wouldn't buy a used comforter. Honestly, I'd say give it to Goodwill or Freecycle it.
    My thought exactly. A friend of mine had a family heirloom quilt hand appliqued and hand quilted in the early 1800s, and the appraiser charged $45, which I think was reasonable as he wanted to insure it. I don't think the comforter would be worth the price of an appraiser.

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    I'd say he'd be extremely lucky to get $5 for it at a yard sale...

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    I blame Antiques Roadshow and other TV shows like that for this kind of thinking. Not everything is valuable.

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    I always had the problem of "but the BOOK says it is worth $$$$$" when the retail price given varies wildly round the country---and they are NOT going to get retail selling to a dealer!On the other hand, there was a time when Iris glassware was selling consistently 30-50% OVER "book"! Just depends on supply and demand...

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    I wouldn't pay very much for it at the Goodwill.

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    I have this commercial quilt and bought it for $15 at a flea market in 1986. It has sentimental value for my DD - she was 2 years old when we bought it.

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    The only value I see in it is sentimental for the one who loved it to death. Give it away to someone who wants the warmth and likes Mickey Mouse. Other than that, I doubt if it has any worth.

    Carol J.

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    I was at an auction recently where a Roy Rogers quilt with the stuffing coming out went for 1425.00. I wouldn't be surprised if this is from the forties or fifties it has a good value to a collector.

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    Don't think it has much resale value, only to a tried & true Disney collector who does not have this and wants it.

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