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Over the years, we’ve owned thousands of awards — including military medals, baseball rings and silver platters — but we’ve only owned fewer than a dozen OscarsEmmys and Sylvania awards. Valuation is extremely varied and nuanced because of the many factors involved.

The Value Of An Oscar

Oscars are typically sold for around $20,000 to $100,000 or more, and are not actually allowed to be sold (although, obviously, it happens). Prices vary due to condition, but mostly in relation to the name of the movie and the person honored. Valuation differences follow a similar path with Emmys.

The Value Of An Emmy

Daytime Emmys sell for $100 to $300. Primetime and sports Emmys typically go for $500 to $2,000, unless the recipient was really famous — and then they’ve sold for as much as $20,000. We recently purchased these two Emmys (pictured) for famous Olympic sporting events for $2,000 each. They are for sale in our offices for $3,000 each. 

emmy awards

$2,000-$20,000 / 1952–1981 SPORTS EMMY AWARDS AND SYLVANIA AWARD

John Lennon's Award

Also pictured is a Sylvania award from 1952 that was made in the form of an art deco clock. This one is valuable because of who used to own it — John Lennon, who among other things was a collector of antiques. I bought it from Yoko Ono; it’s in my collection.

This is an archival article formerly written and is for informational purposes only. The valuations in this article have likely changed since it was first written.

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