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Registered: ‎03-22-2011

What does vintage mean?

What year does an Item consider being vintage? How do you know if something is vintage? and the value worth?
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dropandsellauctions
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Registered: ‎03-01-2008

What does vintage mean?

in reply to maplecrestconsignments
10 YEARS FOR VINTAGE. 100 YEARS FOR ANTIQUE. MY RULE OF THUMB.
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-28-2003

What does vintage mean?

in reply to maplecrestconsignments
vINTAGE IS ANYTHING AFTER WWII. ANTIQUE HAS TO BE 100 YEARS OLD PLUS OR MINUS.... SO ABOUT 1920'S IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO BEING ANTIQUE.
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Registered: ‎03-26-2012

Re: What does vintage mean?

in reply to fdparce

So a civil war repro sword made in 1985 would be vintage?

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Posts: 64
Registered: ‎10-18-2008

Re: What does vintage mean?

in reply to maplecrestconsignments

The value doesn't have anything to do with it's being vintage in most cases. It's a descriptor to give you an approximate age to the piece. Sometimes vintage is worth less (a vintage Saturn station wagon) vintage clothing would refer to the age, and says nothing about the perceived value. 

 

Value is based on 3 things: rarity, popularity, and what you can get for it in your market. 

 

A $500 delft plate isn't worth $500.00 until you can sell it. 

 

 

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Posts: 331
Registered: ‎08-22-2007

Re: What does vintage mean?

in reply to maplecrestconsignments

Browse through ebay, Vintage doesn't mean a thing. That could be from a year ago and people are calling it vintage.

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nowthisisfun
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Registered: ‎10-08-2005

Re: What does vintage mean?

in reply to maplecrestconsignments

I always went by 20 years vintage and 100 Antique.

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