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Re: A simple question about price guides
Posted by Brian Callahan on January 1, 2018, 8:49 am, in reply to "A simple question"
your question is a good one, and sadly there are no up to date guides to prices on glasses. The two TOMART books on glasses and both the Chase/Kelly large format book and Mike Kelly's McDonald glasses book do a good job of identifying which glasses are scarce and which are common, based on the prices given, but they are out of date with the current internet driven prices, which in almost all cases, with some exceptions, are much lower than the books prices. I do think the books are still useful to see which glasses that you have might be a real good one, and which (pretty much anything priced under $7 or $8 in the books) are common ones worth a couple dollars or so.
the auction that is done by the Sehnerts - www.glassnertauction.com does provide an accurate value but only, of course, for a glass that is in their auctions, but many glasses of all types have been sold there in the last few years. If you click on recently closed auction you get the last auction and the URL for that has a number (at this time 18) at the end - put in 17, 16, 14, etc and you will get the previous auctions with prices. As an old timer I much prefer a book to massive labor intensive searching to find relevant prices. I price my glasses based on general knowledge from long time collecting, sometimes I look up in books mentioned, and also based on my costs. I also pay attention to what I see at the PGCA meetings - not what I see at the shops, flea mkts because pretty much most are way overpriced, especially if in bad condition. If it is a strange, weird or unusual glass I have to just guess.
- A simple question - Bob Martin December 30, 2017, 3:57 pm
- Re: A simple question about price guides - Brian Callahan January 1, 2018, 8:49 am
- Re: A simple question - Doug January 1, 2018, 5:44 am
- Re: A simple question - David Lester December 31, 2017, 6:56 am
- Re: A simple question - Bob Martin December 31, 2017, 3:56 am
- Re: A simple question - Mike T December 30, 2017, 5:46 pm
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