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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner, Appraisals Corporation
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I have a set Noritake pattern N876 perfect condition set of

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I have a set Noritake pattern N876 perfect condition set of 6Footed cups and saucers plus the entire Tea Set Collection. I have a date 1918 is this correct and what is the 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 at least one photo of the set. Then I need 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.
I sent the photo of the bottom already....I will send them again
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

I apologize. I see you did.

Now I need one of the whole set.

Also, where did you get the date 1918?

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent a picture of the whole set...I got that info from Replacements
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

I looked at the replacements site but did not see that date.

You sent two photos of the mark but no photo of the set.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Attached is the picture of the set and also the 6 cups
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I will return in about 30 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank You...take your time...
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Are you sure of the number N1876?

This style nor its pattern look anything like yours.

And the date is all wrong.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no N876
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

The coffee pot and the creamer match but they d not match the teapot and sugar which do match one another.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oh strange...yhey are all the same color...no markings on the bottom either
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Look at the finials and handles.

Since they are hand painted, different patterns could be painted the same color.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see that now,,,,
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Your set was hand painted sometime between the 1920s to 1945.

See your mark below.

Many misinterpret Replacements dating. What the date 1918 means is that the pattern N876 was first produced in 1918 but has been discontinued since then. Then the actual mark tells us your set was painted between 1920s and 1940s.

Your two pattern set complete has a retail vintage store value of $500-600.

Unfortunately gold decoration adds little to the value of china other than its appearance.

Gold is too hard to extract from porcelain to be of any value.

As for where to sell.....If you want to sell quickly at wholesale prices, try one of these sites.
I do not know where you live so I will make suggestions for three countries.

In US:
ChinaLane.com
ChinaFinders.com
ChinaReplacements.com

In UK:
ChinaSearch.co.uk
MatchingChina.co.uk
ChinaMatchers.co.uk
ReplaceYourPlates.co.uk

Australia: http://www.allthegalleries.com/dealers/porcelain.html

If you would like to sell closer 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 - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
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.

I hope I have helped you.

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Kind regards.

Doris

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Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much!
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome.

Please do not forget my need for a positive rating.

Kind regards,

Doris

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