January 1, 2009 8:28 AM Subscribe
I recently came into possession of some family heirlooms. I don’t know the back-story on these items so their sentimental value is minimal. I’m interested in selling at least some of them, but don’t know the best way to assess their value.
posted by NormandyJack to grab bag (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was recently given some things that have been in my family for some time. A small bag of American, Canadian and European, coins dating as far back as the 1760s but most from the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s, some jewelry, pearls, gold chains, etc. and a few gold watches.
What’s the best way of getting a handle on the value of these items?
What is the best way of selling them once I know their value?
How can I avoid getting ripped off?
Are the markets for such items as bad as the rest of the economy right now?