Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Online Antiques Evaluation

If you want to know the value of your antiques or find out how the antiques market is faring, the Ridgefield Library has price guides and a continually updated online resource called P4A Antiques Reference to help you do just that.

P4A Antiques Reference can be found on our webpage on the Home & Garden section of the Research & Reference pages.  It is a searchable database of past auction prices from 1999 to present for antiques, collectibles, and fine art. Auction sales history information includes data from coast-to-coast auction sales on a regular basis of more than thirty major auction houses and on an opportunity basis for several dozen other reputable auction venues. Every record has full color images.  Keyword, origin, classification or date searching is available.  There are reference notes with biographical and historical information. The site contains a Resource Center listing other useful web sites, books, newsletters and appraiser resources plus a list of the recent and forthcoming auctions.

Don’t hesitate to ask at the Adult Service Desk for a personal introduction to this great resource.

Contributed by Adult Services Librarian Victoria Carlquist

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