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Doris - dfm925
Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 8100
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 a 154 piece Distinction Deluxe Stainless HH

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I have a 154 piece Distinction Deluxe Stainless HH silverware set by Oneida that I would like to be appraised. It is still in the original wooden box that was given to me after my Great Grandmother's passing.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: To be honest that is all I know. It is very old.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
When will I be able to speak with the Appraiser?
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 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 should be back within 40 minutes.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

You are welcome.



Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

My research indicates that your set s described in its original box has an estimated retail value of $1600-1800 assuming good condition and depending on location where sold.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated 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. - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Amazon Marketplace:

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

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you. Will I be charged monthly if I paid the $5 fee?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Also do you know how old this particular set is?
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

The pattern was first used in the mid 20thC.

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