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How do you determine the value of antique irons?

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There are several aspects that need to be taken into consideration when determining the value of your antique irons, such as the item's age, condition and brand. You can find a value by finding a reputable appraiser, and/or researching on your own.

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  1. Assess your antique irons

    Take time to thoroughly look over the antiques. Note the condition they are in and whether there are any flaws to the items. Find the brand and date on the irons if applicable. It is also helpful if you are aware of the antique iron's history.

  2. Research similar irons

    Perform your own research by searching the Internet, books and antique stores for the specific iron you have, or a similar version. You can gain a lot of helpful information and educate yourself by doing some investigating of antiques on your own.

  3. Visit a reputable appraiser

    Find an appraiser in your area that has a very good reputation for being accurate and honest. You may want to get references from other people who have used this appraiser. Take your antique irons into your chosen appraiser and have the items appraised for an accurate value. Your individual research will have prepared you for knowing a ballpark value of what the items should be worth.

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