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Experience:  40+ yrs. experience buying and selling antiques as a collector and 14+ yrs. as antique store owner. Member of Association of Online Appraisers and AADA.
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I have a Staffordshire ceramic lion body glass type eyes

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i have a Staffordshire ceramic lion amber body glass type eyes black nose
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
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Does your lion look like the following picture?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no but very simla
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

Thank you.

I should be back after I calculate values - about 20 minutes.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

My calculations indicate that a single Staffordshire ceramic lion as you describe dates late 19thC and has an auction value of $150-175 assuming good condition.

The retail asking price would be in the range $300-400 depending on condition and location.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

An amber tone English Staffordshire lion with affixed glass eyes would date to as early as 1850. They generally come in a pair and have more value as a complete set than as a single figural. Depending on how yours appears, a single lion can sell for as high as $300USD or 207GPB at auction and retail for up to $600-$800 or 415 - 550GPB. In order to properly assess what you truly have the most logical step would be to see actual images of what you have.

Feel free to add images at your convenience, there is not an additional charge for photos here.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

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Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 6 months ago.

Hello my name is Glenda,
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, appraising, antique shop owner, buying and selling on today's current market. Buying and selling everything from elegant glassware to the most primitive of items and so much more to include books. I will do all I can to find out the most information on your item and the value for you. I have access to many data bases, and extensive current library of price guides, as well as access to leaders in the field of antiques and personal property. If another expert should happen to get on your question after my response to you, it is your right to let them know you are working with me. If you wish to continue working with me .
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This is your answer, please rate this after reading the answer. You do so clicking one of the top stars or smiley faces ( on phones possibly )!
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After researching the Staffordshire Lion it dates to the 19th C. I found that the Lion does has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.00, I have also seen them sell higher then this, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. You just need to decide what you are willing to sell the Lion for and set that reserve. Do not give it away cheaply. You will find these selling too low on the current market ( such as Ebay ) These will sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. You might consider consignment to an antique shop, they are collectible.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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