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To give you the best answer and valuation, I need a photo of your Eastlake drop leaf desk, I need photos....one of the entire desk and one close up of the birds.
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The retail value range of your Camelot pattern china would be $770-800 assuming perfect condition.
The retail value range of your Williamsburg glasses would be $205-220 assuming perfect 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 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 - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.GoAntiques.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.comtrocadero.com
Of these Etsy.com is the easiest and least expensive.
How to pack and send china:
China is best packed with 2 paper plates between the plates, platters and saucers. Then wrap a few plates together with several layers of bubble wrap. Tape the loose ends of the bubble wrap together.For cups and bowls, wrap separately with a couple of layers of bubbble wrap.
Put a several inch layer of crunched newspaper in the bottom of each packing box.
Arrange the heavier items on the newspaper first. Then add the cups and small bowls on top of the heavier pieces.
In a second box, crunched newspaper, stacked plates face up, not on edges followed by lighter items.
Before putting the newspaper in the bottoms, reinforce the bottom and sides of a strong corrogated box with cut corrogated sheets (cut from another box). Then start with the crunched newsprint.
After filling each box up to about 5 inches from the top, put several inches of crumched newsprint on the top of the stacked china.
Firmly tape the box closed with several layers of tape.
Write two things on all the sides of the boxes - "Fragile" and "Top" with arrows pointing to the top.
On the top, write "This side up."
For expensive items, the Postal service will allow one to purchase higher insurance.
If possible, ship two-day service. This eliminates long trips with boxes transferred from truck to truck.
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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