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Julie, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 4134
Experience:  Licensed auctioneer for 10 years. I have been buying and selling antiques for over 40 years.
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I have a handbag my dad kept belongs to his great

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I have a handbag my dad kept belongs to his great grandmother and we just wondered if it was of any value
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Do you know how old the item is?
Customer: Well my grandmother passed 9 years ago and she was 82 is all i can tell you but i don't have the bag with me at the minute, we just came across it today and just wondered if there was somewhere online we could have it valued
JA: What condition is the item in?
Customer: Just needs a bit of a clean as far as i could tell
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: I never checked for labels or anything so there's not much else i can tell you
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Julie replied 15 days ago.


My name is Julie.  I would like to assist you today.

I will almost need to see a photo of the purse in order to appraise it.  Will you be able to do that at some point?  I will also need to know if there are any tags inside and what the tags read.

Expert:  Julie replied 13 days ago.

In general, a cloth or leather handbag that is vintage will sell in the $10 range.  If it is a top designer, that price will go up accordingly.  If it is metal mesh, and potentially a precious metal, it will need to be weighed.

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