My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising silver for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. A fair price to sell this set would be $1800-2000. The set new would be $4000 retail. Silver value is approximately $1000.
Not really. Unfortunately, a pattern from 1948 is not really considered antique, also this is still being made.
My answer was that it is worth $1800-2000 for you to sell this to a friend, and retail value is $4000. A fair price to charge is around $2000. I just provided the $1000 silver value is an absolute minimum which would be about what a dealer would pay. Here is a set that sold recently on ebay for $1835 for 123 pieces which is much larger than your set
I hope you understand my answer.
I'm not sure what more I can tell you. Yes it has been discontinued in 2009, but there is a ton of brand new stock. You asked for a professional opinion. I have given you a very accurate market value. This is not a rare or antique pattern. It can be bought on Ebay as well as host of online sites including replacements.com in almost unlimited quantities. I sent you a link to a set that actually sold. It is your set, you can ask what ever you want for it. After buying and selling sterling silver for 45 years this is my opinion of value.
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