Free antique value guides include those offered by ValueMyStuff, Kovels and About. These online guides allow users to determine the prices for a range of antiques, from furniture to silverware.
ValueMyStuff is a free appraisal site that allows users to submit photographs of their antiques and have them appraised by specialized experts. First, users submit photos along with brief descriptions of items they want appraised. A team of experts then examines the photos and descriptions and offers a certified appraisal of the items’ value. In addition to the free appraisal, the site offers other services, including restoration, auctions, exhibitions, storage and transportation.
Kovels is a free online price guide for antiques that has listings for other 1 million unique items, ranging from art pottery to World War II weapons. From the site’s main page, users can either search for items by keyword or browse through the site’s alphabetical listings. The site requires users to register before browsing the price guide, but sign-up is free. Users can also sign up for the Kovels newsletter, which offers updates on antiques and collectibles.
About also maintains an extensive antiques value section that offers individual articles on numerous types of items. Users can browse through listings such as black memorabilia, Christmas ornaments, cookie jars and more. The pages also offer tips and advice for appraising and selling different items.