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Thread: Where Can I Get These Quilts Appraised?

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    THEY ARE MOSTLY AT LEAST 2 GENERATIONS OLD IF NOT OLDER

    THESE ARE ALL OLD
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    if you visit the AQS (AMERICAN QUILTERS SOCIETY) web site they have links of american registered quilt appraisers-- you can locate the list for your area and contact an appraiser to set up an appointment- the last quilt i had appraised cost $30 i do not know if that is normal or just a special offered during the quilt show i was in.
    i have found it to be well worth the money to have quilts appraised before selling- i also have the quilts i keep appraised - for insurance purposes.

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    DO YOU THINK THESE MIGHT BE WORTH HAVING THEM APPRAISED????

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    Quote Originally Posted by danjfalke
    DO YOU THINK THESE MIGHT BE WORTH HAVING THEM APPRAISED????
    YES

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    Dan,

    You've already received information on appraisers, quilt shops, shows and dealers in Ohio when you asked in your previous thread.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-117846-2.htm

    Really, YOU'RE going to have to do a bit of phoning around and/or emailing to find the right person to help you, based on how much you're willing to spend to find out what their potential value might be in the market should you decide to sell.

    And, yes, you might have to spend money in order to find that out. A recommendation already given you was to perhaps try to negotiate an hourly rate just to have someone look at your quilts to see if there is even any value in them - based on fabric, condition, design, technique and age.

    But, really, you need to start doing some of the lifting yourself.

    Good luck.

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    Looks like you're been well set up with the info to get out there and do the research.

    Just beware, as in real estate and all things ... there are people out there looking for bargains. Similarly overpricing them does not a sale make!

    Perhaps there are family/friends that would value them more than any $ you could garner from their sale? Or perhaps a museum or heritage centre, would welcome them?

    Consider long and deep before you part with them.

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    I know I have been giving the info to do the leg work re where/who to get them appraised and I thank you for the link the second time---I already had it the first you gave it to me and I thank you. Someone mentioned earlier that viewing the quilts on here would be interesting----so here they are. I am just trying to get a feel for whether they are worthy of apprasal before I actually get an appraisor-----looks like I'll just have to get me feet wet!!!-----Thanks guys-------Dan

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    I think you have a good variety of conditions there from what I can see dan,. But again from what I can see I do think it's worth getting a ballpark if not a detailed appraisal done.

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    Thanks Tippy----I'll get it done and let y'all know----Dan

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    Thank you for posting! I adore antique quilts. You have some beauties!

    It usually costs between $25-$50 per quilt appraisal. There are many different factors in determining the worth, including workmanship, the amount of quilting and the stitches per inch, the age of the piece, and rarity of design or fabrics. Paramount is the condition of the quilt. If it is frayed or cut or chewed, that seriously effects the price.

    Another factor that's taken into account is provenance: who made it and when, under what circumstances, where has it been, who used it? If it was made by Eleanor Roosevelt and used by Franklin, it is going to be worth more than if it was made by my granny for my grandpa.

    Again, thank you for sharing your charming collection.

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    Welcome from Washington state. I love your old quilts that you have posted here. It is always a great pleasure to look at the hard work that someone has done that is still holding up very nicely.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Sherryl
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    What a great collection! Lucky YOU :D:D:D

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    Wow. What beauties. It would be hard to let them go!

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    WOW! You've got quite a collection!
    I think you better keep them for a couple more generations! Think what they'll be worth then!

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    Thanks for the feedback Jammin, Jenni and Amma------it's a hard choice but I really don't get any enjoyment from them other than remembering where they have been----I guess that's a lot right there, huh

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    The backing that is the navy and brown stripe is like the ones my mom's aunt used to put on her quilts. The backing was flannel. Most of the quilts she put them on were made in the 40's and 50's. Thanks for the memories.

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