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I had a dealer give me £350 for fourteen Coalport figurines.

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I had a dealer give me £350 for fourteen Coalport figurines. They were in mint condition. Was this a fair price? Thank you.
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Do you know how old the figurine is?
Customer: I am 84 yrs old and my late husband bought my first one when I was 18.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: The dealer chose 14 from 53. I only wanted an estimate but unfortunately I was very uncomfortable and just accepted it. I have got 40 left.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer today, my name is***** have 16 years of experience across the field of antiques, supported by a Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in Antiques awarded by the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. I am happy to help with your question today. Please bear with me as I may need to ask you some clarifying questions. Thank you!

Hi, during my degree course we undertook a module on pricing strategy. You need to assume that the dealer probably bought the best pieces and will sell them for double what he paid. Therefore a 100% profit at worst. Obviously the retail value would have been much higher if you had sold them individually yourself.

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