- June 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm #537750
I teach at a high school in Northwest Indiana and am trying to sell our old choir robes. M y district is requiring that the robes be appraised before I am allowed to pursue anything. Does anyone know someone in the Chicago area (I teach about 30 minutes from Chicago) who would appraise robes, or is anyone a licensed appraiser who could do this? Thank you!June 11, 2017 at 9:49 pm #537752
Marie Grass AmentaModerator
I have never heard of a licensed appraiser for used choir robes and am not sure where you would find one. I am in the southern suburbs of Chicago and, in fact, my chamber choir did a concert in Munster, IN at St. Paul’s Episcopal this afternoon (where our accompanist is organist/choir master).
I have several bits of advice for you. Do you know the name of the company where the robes were purchased? If you do, go to their website and find the model and color of the robes. You could contact them and see if they have an idea on much they would cost, with wear and tear and this number of years old etc. You could bring one or two robes to a local consignment shop and see how much they would charge for them. You could bring one or two robes to Salvation Army or Good Will stores to see how much they charge.
You could search the archives of ChoralNet at the bottom right hand side (where it says “search this website”) of this page . I would type in “Used Choir Robes” and see what comes up. I am a Moderator here at ChoralNet and we get at least two to three postings a month for used choir robes. Prices range from Free–you pay postage–to more and even much more.
It seems your district wants something official. I am not sure how you can get that but you could try one or two of the above and see what they say!
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