The collective value of the subject is often determined by age

Even if you do not collect antiques or art, you can be the owner of a rare object that has a collection and historical value.Often old things get from older relatives, when buying real estate, as a random purchase from hand or a gift.How to independently understand the values of an old object and find out its market value?

The average margin of Moscow buying up for the resale of items of antiquity bought from citizens is 250%.

The collective value of the subject is often determined by the age, place of production, documented by the history of previous owners and may have nothing to do with the appearance of the subject and its functionality.

The peculiarity of the market of ancient items is that there are no fixed prices, but there are stories of previous sales.To profitably sell your thing, you need to know what similar items have been sold recently for recently.Gather more information about your thing and start searching!

Carefully inspect the subject.Find marks, stigma, signatures, numbers.

You can show the subject in a bun and listen to what the appraiser will say, but do not sell until you get more information about the price from different sources.Wash the found information and general description of the subject in the search engine.

  • for porcelain: stigma and inscriptions on the bottom of the object.
  • for jewelry and products from dragers: stigma on all separated parts of the product
  • for books: weekend data on the title sheet
  • for paintings: the author’s signature and date on the canvas and on the back, etc.

If you independently find out information about the subject or the history of sales of similar items yourself, consult with collectors. To do this, register on one or more forums, place clear photos of the subject and indicate all the information already found.