Some purses stored in the dusty closet are probably antiques worth several hundred dollars. Appraise any purses that may qualify as antiques.
Check all purses that could possibly qualify as antiques. Repair any visible damage.
- Find each purse’s manufacturer’s label. Search it on the internet to get more information to understand the value of your purse. When you send pictures, there are multiple sites that offer free evaluation. Seek professional evaluation if the results look promising.
- Let the boutique appraise your antique purse. However, you will only get a percentage of the total appraisal price because the store retains the other part.
- Send a picture and description to “Country Living” magazine which offers professional appraisal of your antique purse and tell you exactly how much it’s worth. The only downside is that you will get a response after several weeks.
- Visit an appraisal table on antique road-show to have them appraised, and possibly sold at auction the same day.
- Sign up for an online account at the Christie auction house in New York, then send your antique purse pictures and descriptions be reviewed by Christie’s for possible online or in-house auction. Only when you are sure you have antique and potentially valuable purses in great conditions, seek out this option.