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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
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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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Silverplate breadbasket from Homan #0494

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silverplate breadbasket from Homan #0494
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months 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.

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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.com
Bonanza.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

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

I hope I have helped you.

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Doris

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Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  rarewares replied 6 months ago.

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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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

Hi there!

I was just wondering how you are coming with my answer.

Please let me know.

Kind regards,

Doris