Pioneer dress

Feb 22, 2020. 20:48 UTC
Pioneer Dress
United States of America


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Dress is approx 55” in height, on the dress form shoulder to shoulder is 14” Pit to Pit is 17 1/2”, the under slip, I’m not sure of the name, is a separate piece entirely and the hoop is sewn in. Not real sure of the material


I bought it and another dress like it from an estate sale. The ladies’ husband traveled to New York a lot for his work and she tagged along and shopped. She was elderly and I assume she did this when she was younger?

Answered within 4 days
Feb 26, 12:27 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

It is a beautiful pioneer dress. Such vintage and antique pioneer clothing are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The dress appears to be in very good condition given its age which I would say is the first half of the 1900s. The material does not appear to have faded or have signs of use and wear which is quite unusual. This a true collectors item, however having said that there are not that many collectors of pioneer clothing which means that the prices are not that high.

I still believe that it would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage clothing auction, where I believe the pioneer dress has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the dress. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

Everett barron Feb 26, 12:36 UTC

I have no sentimental attachment, I’m a reseller. I acquired two of these dresses, the other I haven’t seen yet, it’s still wrapped in plastic. What would it take for me to put these in auction? I can take photographs of the other for you as well. I don’t know if I can move these on EBay; Poshmark or Etsy

Sabrina vinther Feb 26, 14:58 UTC

Your item will be presented for several auction houses, but they tend only to be interested in items worth more than $1000. I would recommend eBay for these kinds of items because of the extended amount of buyers on the platform. 
If you want an appraisal of the other dress you have to buy another appraisal here on Mearto.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

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