Marionette family HELP!!!!!
Amazing find (I think) deserves more than box storage. Oh sure I'd love to see them restored (unless that would decrease value or IF ANY VALUE NOW ) & I'd like to have them appraised. ANYONE ethical/reputable to refer me to? YOUR GUESSES? I've made 2 appts for a free appraisal locally only to get an insulting(to me anyway) $100 offer from one to take the 2 children off my hands(later discovered his 'specialty' was folk art. The other appraiser honestly said she was not at all familiar w/marionettes & suggest internet search? These are obviously old, handmade & the very least I'd like to have restrung. Marionette clubs?? Doll collectors?? I'm way out of my league on these but couldn't past them up. Any & all comments are greatly appreciated. I've got 3 of the cross sticks for stinging too. Oh & there were extra legs & arms larger than Mom & Dad feet for another marrionette. Maybe a appraiser/restorer would trade towards work I'd like done. The larger 2 are 19" tall & children 15". Help me please. Katrinka_Fido