Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Thayer High Chair

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Thayer High Chair
Thayer High Chair  

Thayer High Chair
Thayer High Chair  
Hello Mr. Klein,

I have a Thayer high chair but is missing the  manufacture label. Can I purchase a label? If I wanted to sell the item would it lose value? Thank You

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you might be able to purchase a label but why?  Anyone who knows about these will recognize it immediately.  As to money in selling, an complete and intact chair would bring more.  A non original label will hurt more than no label.

A replacement label, if recognized as a replacement would hurt value to an uninformed buyer. they might think that it was fraudulent.  As I recall the labels were a water applied decal.  An informed buyer who knew about these would look to see if the label looks and matched the surrounding area and was applied properly from the factory and if not that would be hurtful.  If it is missing then that is that.  Dont mess with it.

looks as if there is a sold label on it already.  

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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