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Appraisers

The staff of the Sandwich Glass Museum does not appraise glass. The American Association of Museums prohibits museum staff from making appraisals or giving any estimates of value for historic and artistic objects.

The following are several means by which one can find an appraiser. Be prepared to send the appraiser good, clear photographs of the item and any documentation or information that could affect the value. In addition, the appraiser will probably want to inspect the object, so you may have to bring the object to the appraiser, or arrange for the appraiser to visit your home. Finally, appraisers will charge a fee for their services.

1. There are several national professional associations of appraisers. These groups can give you the name of a qualified appraiser in your geographic area:

2. The major auction houses will do appraisals of all types of objects. As with independent appraisers, there is a fee for appraisals. However, if you are interested in selling your object through an auction house, they will give you an estimated sales price at no charge.

James D. Julia, Inc.
P.O. Box 830
Fairfield, ME 04937
207/453-7125
Eldred's
P.O. Box 796
East Dennis, MA 02641
508/385-3116
Northeast Auctions
P.O. Box 363
Hampton, NH 03842
603/926-9808
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
Tel: 540 434 3939
Skinner
357 Main Street
Bolton, MA 01740
978/779-6241
Sotheby's
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
212/606-7000

3. Check your local telephone directory for appraisers. They could be listed under antiques, art dealers, or estate appraisers.

4. Your local public library can provide you with published price guides to antiques and collectibles. There also may be reference books on antiques and collectibles, if you need help identifying your object.

5. www.whatsitworthtoyou.com will do informal appraisals of an object for $9.95 fee. Their experts will try to give as much history, research and information as possible about the object, which they base on your digital photos and description.

Repair

Following is a list of glass repair businesses. These businesses and individuals are not associated with the Sandwich Glass Museum in any way. We offer these suggestions as a courtesy only, not as a recommendation.

Kory R. Berrett
3053 Reisler Road
Oxford, PA 19363
610-932-2425
Ray Errett, Conservator
Glass Restoration & Repair
101 Mohican Trail
Wilmington, NC 28409
910-792-1807
Baer Specialty Shop
259 E. Browning Road
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
856-931-0696
Sharon Smith Abbott
Fine Wares Restoration
Highland Ridge Road
P.O. Box 753
Bridgeton, ME 04009
207-647-2093
A. Ludwig Klein & Son
P.O. Box 145
Harleysville, PA 19438
215-256-9004
Elaine Miller
Fairmont Studio
Restoration and Conservation of Art & Antiques
9 Fairmont Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
617-335-2511

CHIPS REMOVED BY CUTTING

Edward & James Poore
The Crystal Workshop
794 Sandwich Road
P.O. Box 475
Sagamore, MA 02561
508.888.1621
crystalworkshop@comcast.net
Antique Glass Restoring
The 202 Shops
Route 202/P.O. Box 216
New Hope, PA 18938
215-794-7724
Linda Reininger
Glassy Lassy
217 Penguin Road
Bricktown, NJ 08723
908-920-1987
O.K.B. 140 Bradford Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091
856-768-5400
Pepi Herrmann
3 Waterford Place
Gilford, NH 03246-6661
603-528-1020
VandermarkMerritt Glass Studios
240 Readington Road
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-231-8189
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass    Massachusetts Cultural Council    Arts Foundation of Cape Cod    National Endowment for the Humanities   

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