I have bedroom set made by Vermont American Furniture Corp. It is from 1950. What do you think it's worth?
By Philip from Staten Island, NY
A lot of starter ups in housekeeping find those at garage sales and estate auctions. Depending on what you want to pay is usually the going rate. In most states you cannot charge for used mattress. That is the give away in the bed deal.
I just put a dresser from a set on a garage sale for $20 and it went. A lot of the sets had a laminated top, making any kind of restoration or changing stain color impossible.
All this depends on the area of the country you live in, some people look for these sets exclusively. Others consider it just old sets.
Not sure; the good news is that stuff from the Fifties is in demand from aging Boomers (like me) but there's also generally a lot of it out there, which can make the pricing less lucrative for the seller.
Don't know if this is the same Vermont American company; if it is, they're located in KY and looks like they're currently solely selling things like sanders and saws. Here's the link to their FAQ, where you can find customer support links:
If it is the same company, it's possible they carried furniture lines in the 50's but discontinued them. Fire them off an email and ask if that's the case. If they did, they should also know what the original price points were so you can get a feel for today's pricing.
If that's still a dead-end for you, check out the Ruby Lane and Kovels websites and do a little searching for pieces from the same manufacturer; you might also browse on eBay for reputable sellers ( feedback 98-100%) who deal in furniture from that time period, you can ask any seller a question at no cost and it may be worth a try.
I have a revolving TV table with the original paper label made by the Vermont-American Furiture Corp., 45 John St., New York 7, NY if that is any help to you
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