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How would you value a service of Royal Doulton English

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How would you value a service for 12 of Royal Doulton English Renaissance China? No serving pieces. Dinner plate, cup and saucer, 8" salad/dessert, 6 1/2" bread and butter. 50 years old, perfect seldom used condition.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

The English Renaissance pattern by Royal Doulton was first introduced in 1963 and discontinued in 1996. It is also called pattern number H4972.

The values are as follows for the condition you described;

$480.00...12 dinner plates

$360.00...12 cups and saucers

$360.00...12 salad plates

$180.00...12 bread plates

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I am trying to sell this set here in the USA, is it realistic to think I could ask $1300 for the set? I'm talking to a dealer who buys China and crystal.
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

A dealer will not pay retail value (1300.00) because they need to have room to make a profit. A dealer will likely offer you less than half of the retail value for the set ($400 to $600).

If you were selling the set on Ebay yourself, you could ask the retail price or if you were putting the set on consignment in a shop.

Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.
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