HOLIDAY MARKET PROJECTIONS: Our short and long-term recommendation is that you SELL your unwanted coins, jewelry, and collectibles N-O-W. Think about it logically: who do you know that actually has a hobby? When was the last time you passed a coin store? The sad truth is that kids don't collect, they play on their smart phones. And fashions never truly return, there is always some kind of twist that makes yesteryear's treasure obsolete. So don't try to "time the market." Don't fall into the mistaken belief that it "has to go up at some point." It doesn't. It won't. Capiche? There is a misconception that silver and gold are good historical investments. With the exception of a few lucky timers, this is NOT the case. You are better off paying down debt or helping out the grandkids than trying to time the market. Trust me on this. I love collecting. But when it comes to personal investing, I don't think anything beats a diversified stock portfolio and zero debt.

And when you do decide to sell, you should know there is exactly ONE A.N.A.-listed dealer in this county who is an Institute graduate and 25-year/life member, meets the requirements for an IRS 8283 Qualified Appraiser, and complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) code. Can you guess who?

HOLIDAY MARKET PROJECTIONS: Our short and long-term recommendation is that you SELL your unwanted coins, jewelry, and collectibles N-O-W. Think about it logically: who do you know that actually has a hobby? When was the last time you passed a coin store? The sad truth is that kids don't collect, they play on their smart phones. And fashions never truly return, there is always some kind of twist that makes yesteryear's treasure obsolete. So don't try to "time the market." Don't fall into the mistaken belief that it "has to go up at some point." It doesn't. It won't. Capiche? There is a misconception that silver and gold are good historical investments. With the exception of a few lucky timers, this is NOT the case. You are better off paying down debt or helping out the grandkids than trying to time the market. Trust me on this. I love collecting. But when it comes to personal investing, I don't think anything beats a diversified stock portfolio and zero debt.

And when you do decide to sell, you should know there is exactly ONE A.N.A.-listed dealer in this county who is an Institute graduate and 25-year/life member, meets the requirements for an IRS 8283 Qualified Appraiser, and complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) code. Can you guess who?

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Questions about coins and currency? Have them answered by Marc Rosner, a true numismatist! Coins and currency require special care, as does jewelry, antiques and art.

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Get accurate information on your own collection from a true numismatist.

Q. Hi -- do you offer appraisals on Oriental rugs and if so, can you suggest where I can sell ours? It's a rug my husband's grandfather bought in China about 100-120 years ago. Thanks.

Antiques are a tough sell in this region. I often recommend that the owner find a charity to donate to, and I write an appraisal for the retail value; the deduction could be worth more than sale proceeds would generate. I happen to need a rug for my new loft, so if you want a quick sale...

Q. Do you buy stamp collections? I have 4 boxes of albums of US stamps from 1952 to the 1970's. Single stamps, plate blocks,blocks of four, and first day covers. Due to down sizing, I want to sell them instead of leaving them in a storage locker.

Yes. But I use the stamps for postage and I give the covers to children. So you may not be thrilled with what I can pay you.

Q. I have 400 different samples of German paper money from 1921. I have Wheat pennies up to the 1950's. Do they have value and would you be interested in purchasing them? Thanks I heard about you on WHUD

We buy everything but your items are common. The wheat cents are two cents apiece and the currency can be five or ten to the dollar!

Q. Hi Marc, We are deciding on weather to sell some silver coins for their melt values-what is a usual fee for this service?

I don't charge a fee per se; right now we are buying 90% U.S. silver for six times face value, so a quarter becomes $1.50; and a dime, 60 cents. Silver is strong and we might be able to do a little better if it holds! Marc

Q. Do you buy paper money ?

All the time!

Q. We have an artwork collection (153 pieces) from a former well-known NYC establishment that we would like to have appraised, we have photos of each piece as well. Please advise. Thank you.

What kind of appraisal, why do you need it? E.G., estate, insurance, liquidation? Give me your number, I'll call you to discuss options. I write very professional appraisals, and am meticulous in my research and description, provide value; can give you references or samples if you wish. I can also prepare a marketing/sales plan. Marc 914-649-3317

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