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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 set of Viners 100-piece Traditional Bead silverplate

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I have set of Viners 100-piece Traditional Bead silverplate service for 8 in the original box that I purchased while living in England in 1993. As I understand, better quality stainless has all but made silverplate obsolete, but as it's not made much anymore, perhaps it is more valuable. As I recall, I paid £300 in 1993. Just wondering if anyone has an approximate value for such a set?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

The value of plated silver has dropped significantly in the last 20 years. Today's two worker household lifestyles do not leave much time for polishing silver nor do many have access to servants who can polish for them. Sterling silver is still desirable because it is seen as an investment in a semi-precious metal.

300 GBP in 1993 with inflation would be 555 GBP today if your set were in like new condition.

From my research, the 555 GBP is the best retail price your set would sell for.

In USA dollars, that is $818 today.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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