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Can you guess how many pieces each of the 10 guests has?
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Your set dates last quarter of the 20thC. It is mostly Bohemia Royal Ivory made in Czechoslovakia.
From my research, I was able to determine a value of $1800-1960 assuming excellent condition.
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.
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.comGoantiques.com - more upscale fee basedRubylane.com - more upscale fee basedTias.comAmazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOAcyberattic.comcollectoronline.comcollect.comtrocadero.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.
A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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You will not get a good price selling to a dealer or consigning with a dealer.
The only thing that I can think of other than the internet (which offers your very best chance) is your local Craig's List or a classified ad in a Montreal newspaper.
As far as selling by the piece vs selling as a set - If you decide on selling via Montreal Craigs List or classified ad, then it is more practical to sell as a set.
If you decide to try the internet, you can sell well by grouping like pieces to sell - 10 dinner plates as one group, 10 cups and saucers as another group, etc. Etsy.com is easy to use and very inexpensive. The serving pieces could be sold individually and separately.
I would not try local auctions or eBay. Auction prices are often less than wholesale prices.
The gold numbers like the 13 are factory ID numbers that either designate the type of piece - cup or plate, etc - or the lot the pieces were made in at the same time.
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