According to The Carnival Pump, a publication of the International Carnival Glass Association a rare Aqua Opal Grape and Cable Cracker Jar sold on October 2, 2010 in St. Louis, Mo. for $67,500.00. This was the highest priced item sold at that auction.  See photos at www.internationalcarnivalglass.com.  So don’t throw out that piece of glass that looks like it’s lost its color.  A marigold (light orange) Peoples Vase brought $80,000. at the recent Jim Wroda auction in Millersburg, Ohio.  As a long time carnival glass collector who collects only what catches her eye, my eyes will be really open to what appear to be rare pieces! Look for tall funeral vases – 17″ high, unusual pieces and buy what you like.

About askbeverly

Who am I? I am an individual who values the contents of people's homes for a variety of reasons. I'm called a "personal property appraiser" and certified by the International Society of Appraisers which requires educational courses, examinations, keeping up with current tax laws and every two years taking a course called the Uniform Standards of Personal Property Appraisals. Every five years, I am required to keep up my ISA certification by proving I have a minimum of 100 personal property development credits - that's course hours and actual research time spend on appraisal work. As a long time collector I have turned a hobby into a profession and for the last 22 years worked as an independent appraiser. My specialties include china, pottery, sterling silver, crystal and glassware, costume jewelry, Carnival Glass, Belleek Irish porcelain, collectibles and furniture. Why do you need an appraisal? The purpose of an appraisal may be for obtaining insurance, probate of an estate, equitable division of an estate or divorce, or a damage claim. I also give lectures on several different topics to antique clubs, provide consultations in person, by phone and through email. No my service is not free! But I will also advise you if I believe it is in your best interest to do research on your own if you just want an idea of what something is worth rather than pay for an appraisal.

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