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In Which We Evaluate a Valuation Service

First, to be clear: We have no affiliation with Value My Stuff. But after searching on the web for experts who can both identify your antiques or vintage collectibles and put a price tag on them, we decided to give the Value My Stuff company a try.

We had several boxes of crystal in our storage locker that were passed down in the family, and we didn't know where to begin. It looked old. But who knew if it didn't come from a department store in the latter part of the 20th century? And what was it worth? Looking for marks on the pieces in all but one case was futile. Yes, one electric hurricane lamp was marked Waterford but if you go far back long enough, Waterford crystal was not marked Waterford. In fact, here's a quote directly from a valuation for a cut glass claret jug:

This cut glass claret jug was made around 1870 and so at a time

when there was no glass manufactury in Waterford. It is difficult to say

who made such pieces as they were made by many of the glasshouses

in Ireland and England. The well known quality of the cut glass

produced at the Waterford glass company has led much C19th cut glass to

be described, erroneously, as Waterford.

 

Ah, we did not know this! Interesting. As for price, it couldn't be more reasonable. $6 to $8 per valuation, less expensive if you bundle the "credits" you purchase. And, as their site says, all their specialists have worked for Sotheby's, Christie's or another leading auction house. Not a bad find at all! Highly recommended.

 

 

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