Sock Darners Collection
Appraised Value: $1,000 - $1,200 (2013)
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Decorative Arts, Rugs & Textiles
Appraiser of Fine Art and Antiques
Szescila Appraisal Service
GUEST: These were my mother's, she collected them.
APPRAISER: You have a great collection of sock darners. This one is the most valuable one, it's by Steuben, it's aurene. And it would probably sell at auction between $200 and $400. And the cranberry swirl would be about $150 to $200. Cobalt blue, about $100 to $150. And this type was usually done at the end of the day as sort of a whimsy, probably be about $100 to $125. Oh, and here we have a peach blow. That's $100 to $150 also. Most of these were never meant to be sold. They were actually done by glassblowers to take home. All of these down here are a little bit less. You have some unusual wooden ones. Have you ever had them appraised?
GUEST: No, I haven't.
APPRAISER: I think that if we did the whole collection at auction it would probably go somewhere between $1,000 and $1,200.
GUEST: Thank you.
GUEST: I appreciate it.
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