opalescent moonstone hobnail
Hello, y'all. I've learned many things from hovering on this site and I'm still learning. It's been fun. What I need from you now is advice on next steps to take with some opalescent moonstone hobnail pieces.
My sister inherited dozens of these from our aunt about 20 years ago. Now she has decided that she wants to sell them, but neither of us knows anything other than the prices we see for random pieces on e-bay. We've never sold anything or bought anything on ebay. I need to know what our first steps should be. Should we find an appraiser? How should we go about doing that? Should we find a consignment shop? How would I know if we're receiving a fair deal? Would it be more profitable to sell the moonstone a piece at a time or as a complete set? My sister needs the money to supplement her soc sec income so I want to help her do this right.
Also, I noticed on ebay that there are two companies: Hocking and Foster. How would I know which we have? Does it make that much difference?
If I can learn from your experience, I'll surely appreciate it. Thanks, Lou