I have a large set of Johana Halivand china in the Michele series. My set is in mint condition and includes 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 bread and butter/desert plates, 8 fruit bowls, 8 cups, 8 saucers, 1 cream and sugar set, 1 large serving platter and two large serving bowls. I am interested in knowing how much these pieces are worth and what the best way to sell them would be. Any advice would be appreciated!Thank you,Amber
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Charles Haviland's son Jean (he legally changed his name to John) moved to Bavaria (Waldershof, Germany) in 1907 to begin the Johann Haviland Company. Bavaria was the only other region outside France and China where the essential "kaolin" could be found. The Johann Haviland Company was comparatively short-lived, ceasing production in 1924. The name rights to Johann Haviland were eventually purchased by an Italian Company, and later by the Rosenthal Group.
Early Haviland products included everyday china, hotel china and high quality china for home use. In 1924, the company was sold to Richard-Ginori and the name of the firm was changed to "Porzellanfabrik Waldershof AG." Rosenthal China of Germany purchased the Waldershof factory in 1937 and began producing fine china for export to the United States. This dinnerware was marked "Johann Haviland, Bavaria, Germany." In the 1970´s and 1980´s, many patterns were sold in grocery stores as premiums, distributed by the Johann Haviland Corporation of Des Plaines, Illinois. Johann Haviland China was made at the Waldershof factory until the late 1980´s.
Your set is fairly contemporary (vintage) but very fine quality. Your best option would be to try and sell it on Craigs List or to offer it on Amazon.com, The Find, or Etsy online. You can also sell to a dealer or contact one of the matching services such as Replacemments .com. They have some of your pattern and sell it. Dealers and matching services only pay 1/5 to 1/4 of retail, but as replacements asks high retail, it can be more than you would get from a dealer. Your set would retail iin the $900-$950 range depending on the dealer.
If you sell it as a private individual yourself, you would want to ask $400-$450. If you sell to a dealer, you would most likely be offered $200-$300. If you have any further questions, please let me know, my best, Randi
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