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Treasure Hunt 6/6/2018


06/14/18



 Dear Donna, 

Can you tell me if there is a market for old chalkboards? I have a couple and would like to find them a home if possible. Do you have an idea on a value?
Candice from Bedford
 
Dear Candice,
I would say there should always be a market for any and all chalkboards old or new. It’s so much fun drawing and erasing and drawing again. 
Did you know that chalkboards go back to the 1800s? The history is an interesting one if you take the time to do some research.
Older chalkboards are collectible. The older the better, and condition is important, whether it’s a wall-sized slate chalkboard from a school or a smaller wooden board. Prices are based on form and condition. A good starting price is in the $15+ range going all the way up into around the $1,000 range for some of the older larger school ones. 
I have had many, from all wooden to slate and never had a problem finding a home for them. So to answer your question, yes there is a market and if pricing it right you should be able to find it a new home.
 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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