I am looking for a second opinion for an appraisal. The first appraisal was on Just Answer this morning. We don't disagree with the original appraisal, but we would like a second opinion to satisfy ourselves and the seller with whom we are negotiating. We have an opportunity to purchase a set of Coalport Batwing china that is in mint condition. There are 112 pieces in the set: 13 dinner plates, 12 salad plates, 12 dessert bowls, 12 bread & butter plates, 12 cups and saucers, 12 soup bowls and underplates, 1 gravy boat with underplate, 4 platters, 2 covered vegetable bowls, and 2 uncovered vegetable bowls. Also included is a coffeepot, teapot, cream and sugar. The set dates back to the early 1900's. I have attached a picture of the set for you. This purchase is a personal one. We do not plan to resell this beautiful china. It would become a personal treasure for our family. Please help us determine fair market value for this set for a private seller and fair market value for a reseller. It is being held by a private seller who inherited the china from his parents. Thank you so much,Anna Ulmer
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Hi and thanks for choosing Us.That's a great pattern. That's my favorite color in the pattern too. =)Can you clarify what you mean by the sale values?Would you like to know what the actual value of the china set is (as in an insurance value) and what it would likely sell it for on the secondary market?Thanks,Diana
We are trying to figure out what Is a fair price to pay for this china. I would like to know what I should offer a private seller and how much it would cost if we were buying it from an antique store. Does that help? We do not want to overpay for this gorgeous set because we will have substantial shipping costs on top of the china expense. We do also need to have a value for insurance purposes. We will insure it for shipping.
Hi Anna.That's what I figured you were looking for. =)From an antique store, this set would be listed in the range of $5250 to $5500. As far as insurance value goes, then you're looking at $6000.As far as fair secondary market value goes, then you're looking at $3500 to $4000. So, anything you can offer under that, is a good deal for you. That should give you a base to go off of.It's a great set and definitely something worth handing down. A lot of the pieces are getting harder to come by, especially the serving pieces, like the coffee and tea pots and the covered vegetables. Those are the most expensive pieces and the hardest to find. I hope this helps. Let me know if there's anything else I can do.
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