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Value of an Old Portrait Camera Stand

It doesn't have the camera; however the stand is really nice. How much is this worth and how may I sell it?
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May 17, 20190 found this helpful

Prices vary from $20 to over $300 www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid...

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May 19, 20190 found this helpful

This piece can be placed in the 'rare' category but that does not mean it will be easy to sell or that you would be able to actually sell it for what an appraiser would describe.

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It could be a nice piece for someone who is into collecting vintage large format camera items. One problem; it is of substantial size.
It would have to be advertised as local pick up only and that limits the sale to someone within driving distance of your area.
Some area's will be into this type of collecting while others will completely ignore the ad as not interested.

This type of item should bring more money at an auction but, then again, only if it is in the right area.

Here is one like yours listed for sale at $1,200 (reduced from $2,200) but we have no way to know how long it has been listed. Check this out as it has a lot of information about this piece. Information you will need if you place it up for sale. Looks like dated in 1930's.

www.ctlst.co/.../antique-42

If you are in a large metropolitan area, I would suggest looking for an auction house and maybe take some pictures to see if they think it would have a good market at one of their auctions.

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Beware: always read auction contracts at least 3 times before signing.

You can try listing on eBay or Etsy as long as you understand how those sites work and you offer 'pick up only' or if someone wants shipping the buyer has to arrange everything themselves.

You can always ask for a free online appraisal to be sure you have all the facts but remember that appraisers cannot judge your area sales and will probably only give you a value for insurance purposes and that will be about 40% higher than suggested resale value.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../antiques.html

If you decide to use these sites you will need to post several very clear pictures, measurements, true condition, and what city piece is located.
Ask question on more than one site.

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