Collectibles-General (Antiques)/desk

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desk
desk  

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number  
Good evening, I was just wondering how old is this desk, what does these numbers mean and the value? I was going to paint it but I want to make
Sure I am not destorying a valuable peice of furniture.
Thank you!

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made in march of 1965, other numbers are inventory or style number.

paint will not hurt value as there is no antique value, value is as a 60s solid wood desk.  presently on the second hand market it would price at 200.  

do a good job painting.  I recommend using kilz first from a spray can, rub with 320 no fil paper, recoat, rerub, then use your color coat.

thanks
hope this helps

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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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