Hi! Why I'm here...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Karen Phillips, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Karen Phillips

    Karen Phillips New Member

    My name is Karen and I live in the "Bay Area" of California. My favorite antique that will be passed down to me is a spinning wheel and carding brush that was taken out of the attic of my relatives in Sweden. It has Sverige carved on it and a date from the 1800's. It might not be worth much, but it reminds me of my heritage and my farmor's skill at all needle arts.

    I am helping my mom downsize and get ready for the next chapter in her life, whatever that may be. She has a large home loaded with things passed down from two families and a very dear neighbor who was like my third grandma. I don't think there are any great uber valuable treasures, but I want to make sure that we get a proper price for everything. I research values on the internet, but some things have me stumped, like a chair I will be posting. Looking forward to learning from all of you and hopefully being able to contribute what I know.
     
  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Welcome!
     
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  3. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Welcome! :cat:
     
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  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to seeing your mysteries! Welcome!
     
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Greetings, Karen!
     
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  6. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    I am sure one or twenty of us may be able to help.
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Welcome......we are at the ready !!!
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, Karen.
     
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  9. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    We do the best we can. I'm impressed that you have the spinning wheel. I've been to Sweden at least 7 times and find something new to love every time.
     
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  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Karen! :)
     
  11. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Welcome to the forums!

    Getting the proper price for every last thing will take a lot of time and effort. As the saying goes you need to know when to hold them and know when to fold them and holding out for that last cent may not be practical or a good use of your time. Antique dealers "blow out" AKA sell at a loss, their mistakes all the time so no shame in letting things go that don't bring you joy.
     
  12. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

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