just guess how much it will cost

October 3, 2009 2:02pm CST
hi friends i really dont have much idea ,can you please help me. two days back i went to my grandmother house and she gave me one LOCK which is 300 years old and with official queen Victoria stamp and made in england by chubbs name of company. she told me it was given to her by her grand parents and they told her it was used on british treasury and it is only one of its type. what you feel will it be expensive if i approach any antique shop or put on auction.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
wow! you have a treasure on your hands. did you ask why your grandmother gave you the 300 year old lock? what does she want you to do with it? i feel that its a family treasure so whoever gave that to you must have some instructions: whether you keep it and give to the next generation or you can do anything with it.. whatever that is, i hope you are happy. ann
• India
4 Oct 09
ya thanks so much for your comment.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
3 Oct 09
Hi searchtyagi, you really should get a few expert valuations before you do anything. I personally would be looking at at least three different valuations.
• India
3 Oct 09
thanks mipen
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Oct 09
The problem with this is, queen victoria wasn't around 300 years ago, so it isn't that old. Still, it would be from about the late 1800's and if you could demonstrate that it does have the queen's official stamp on it that might be worth something, though I couldn't tell you how much. Your best bet is to take it to an apraiser and have someone who really knows what they are doing look at it.
• India
3 Oct 09
sorry its of year 1907 and 2.5 kg made of brass , i read the date wrong . i thought its 1707 because its not that clear
@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Oct 09
If you go for the auction they will charge you. It used to be a rediculous price so I will wager that now it is even worse. You could go to an antique store. Go for it. See if they know anything. I would go online and put in whatever is written on it or whatever you know about it. You would be more apt to get more up to date information online. Call lock companies that have been around a while too. they may know something or could give some good information on the next place to check. You might also check at the library or museum. Ask at the museum. If you don't want to carry it around with you take several pictures that show any writing or the picture of the stamp clearly. Good luck. I would enterested in finding out what you find.
• India
5 Oct 09
Hi Anuj, It is very good that you have antiqu treasury with you. Did your grandmom permanently given that lock to you? But before putting it on auction just inform her about your intension behind it because old person are very possessive about their stuff. So you ideat to put that lock on auction may hurt her because it is real treasure for her. Afterall it was given by her parents. I love antique piece so i would be at your place , would have keep it with me. As an antique love i will prize it 50Lacs. Have a nice time, Cheers Ranvir