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A work of art, a piece of furniture or any other decorative object which, according to United States law, must be at least 100 years old. The value of an antique depends upon its authenticity, beauty, age, rarity and condition.
Civil WAR UNIFORM , ARROW heads ,Violins, whose age can be confirmed
any item that has variable confirmation of age of atleast 100 years plus
EBay users use it in place of Antique as a reference to being old but not 100 years old ,.
Since the use of ANTIQUES under United States law must refer to an item at least 100 years old
MOSTLY refers to Wines and ports ,
Year of vinification
ages at length, 20, 30, 40 years, sometimes longer.
describes a flat thread with an antique finish. It has a muted metallic appearance,
collection of McCoy pottery or one piece in good condition made from 1935 to 1970s ore earlier .
Ivory chess sets made from 1910 to 1970
items which people like to accumulate and save various types of cards, money ,toys , dishes , anything which someone has more than 3 of which are related by something, some design, style or type . It could have value seperatly or as a whole.It could also have no value except to the collector .
lincoln penny in mint state with 1955 double strike valuable in book
lincoln penny circulated with only the dates no overstrikes or proofs or uncirculated in Book, not valuable but nice to view
RARE:item not produced in a large quanity or whos quanity has been diminished to the point which the item is hard to find or aquire .IT may have value or it may not be of value depending on how many people want the item .
1928 plain U.S. PEACE dollar as an example is rare and valuable
print of Grand Canyon made in 1955 rare but little or no value
Note that an item does not have to be old to have value greater than that for which it was originally sold . It only has to be desired by more than one person for any number of reasons.
signature of President REGAN, valuable depending on what it was written
beer bottle of Billy BEER Pres Jimmy Carters brothers beer label
Beeny Babies some more valuable than others
, US SILVER dollar commerative. USMC 90% Silver dollar made in 2004 only 700,000 made more value the day after issue than the issue cost
I hope this helps it is only for reference but it may clarify the different headers on listings and why they are stated as such.
Writting listings and some necessary information for same
WHEN writing listings be sure to include all information you have on the item including the size weight ,color previous owners paper work, invoices or sales receipts and enough clear photos for viewer to be able to see Quality. or size if you put tape measure or know item nest to it for reference .
Always note defects and their locations.Any discolorations or oddities that the item may possess.
Return all Questions and always put in Ad that you welcome any additional information others may have about item .As it may help you get a higher dollar value,Or keep a buyer from returning it because of incomplete or wrong information..
Research the item and previous sales amounts before you list it . Note that at different times of the year items will sell for more or less.
Attempt to make your starting price low enough to generate interest If you set reserve make the reserve usually 15% to 40 % less than full STORE retail. otherwise you may never sell it .
Us marine Silver dollar your cost $35.00 from mint start at 9.99 If current retail is 120 reserve at 60. If last 5 sold on Ebay were for $75.00 then consider reserve of $55.00
If all items of similar type sold for $75 in last 3 months on ebay consider no reserve .
If you paid 60. consider selling as store inventory at retail and give buyer opportunity to make reasonable offer which you can decline.
AUCTION SALES are just that the most money any 2 or more bidders are willing to pay for item at that moment in time .A price which may be more or less than yo u Expect . BUT IT IT the true value of the item on that day in that market place.
Retail store sales in a live market place are different than Sales on THE internet. the actual selling price of an item is the true worth in any market regardless of what you have invested .
Always remember you have had a small cost to buy tape wrapping materials and transportation to post office. YOU may under EBAY rules put that charge in with the cost to ship it must be reasonable and take into consideration it is not there as a money maker only as a legitimate cost of doing business. any where from $1.00 to 4.44 on packages upto 1 over size and slightly more for larger packages .
THE most fair way to ship is to let shipping calculator determine the price by location .
sometimes flat rate boxes are better if there is a lot of weight.
Always wrap ,add packing material and insure .
communicate with buyer