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How do you find the secondary market value of Longaberger baskets?

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Find secondary market values of Longaberger baskets by using a resource guide, such as the BentleyOnline collectibles guide. The BentleyOnline guide includes Longaberger products offered from 1978 through to current production, along with J.W. Originals from the 1900s, as of 2016. Updates to the guide happen three to four times per year to account for changes in the secondary market of Longaberger baskets.

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The secondary market incorporates various sources, including online and live auctions, dealers, collectors and tag sales. The online guide offers full-color photos, item descriptions and numbers, item availability years, original prices and current market values, as provided by J. Phillip Inc., the publishers of The Collectibles Database. To use the online guide to find the potential secondary market value of a particular Longaberger basket, purchase either a pack of values, starting at about $7, or purchase an annual subscription that includes additional information and services, for about $30.

The secondary market value of Longaberger baskets was previously published in a print edition known as the "Bentley Collection Guide for Longaberger Baskets" until the company stopped the print version in 2009 due to prohibitive printing costs. The research and information provided on BentleyOnline retains the company’s quality information, a standard established during its 16 years of making the print edition.

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