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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a set of 8 bouillion cups with lids and 8 saucers & 8

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I have a set of 8 bouillion cups with lids and 8 saucers & 8 side plates (6"). LS&S Limoges with the green 7 point star and the red LS&S France mark. Any idea of value?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here you go.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I am researching. Back in a few minutes.

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Your bouillon cups are by a porcelain factory in Limoges, France and imported into the USA by Lazarus (not Lewis), Straus & Sons of New York. NY. The firm was in operation 1895-1925. Your cups were imported for the department store Mannheimer Bros of St Paul, Minnesota.

From my research I was able to determine the retail value of your exquisite set would be $600-700 assuming good condition.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Etsy.com - no or small fees
Artfire.com
Goantiques.com - more upscale fee based
Rubylane.com - more upscale fee based
Tias.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA
cyberattic.com
collectoronline.com
collect.com
trocadero.com

Another method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/advertising

A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value if you choose to sell to a dealer.

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Doris

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

I just found the green star means that the factory of Coiffe of Limoges made your china dated 1891-1914.

Kind regards,

Doris

Positive please.

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Let me know,
Doris