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I researched your bread basket by Homan before I decided to answer.
Pattern #0494 bread basket in plated silver by Homan would have a retail vintage store of $100-125 assuming good condition.
Unfortunately, value for plated silver pieces has dropped significantly in the last 20 years.
I wish I could value your basket higher but the market for such pieces is down.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
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.Artfire.comBonanza.com
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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This is a silver plated bread basket by Homan of Cincinnatti, Ohio. If the piece reads Homan Manufacturing Company, it was made after 1910. If the mark is Homan Silver Plate Co it was made circa 1896. Circa 1864 as a date if it reads H. Homan and Co. The value of this bread basket is $45.00 retail.
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