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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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I have a 60 piece wallace silverwear set

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I have a 60 piece wallace silverwear set
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the pattern (one fork) and the writing on the back of one piece.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sent pics dunno if it went through
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Hi! Welcome. This is Doris. Thank you for requesting me.

Your pattern is named Violet, produced 1904-1996. It is sterling by Wallace.

Yours is the indented base of fork tine version.

These are estimated retail prices per piece in USA dollars.

Dinner knife - 38

Dinner fork - 85

Salad fork - 75

Teaspoon - 56

Round Cream soup spoon - 65

Round Gumbo soup spoon - 56

Individual butter spreader - 28-29

Tablespoon - 56

Casserole spoon - 140

Sugar spoon - 60

Master butter spreader - 44

Gravy ladle - 140

Serving fork - 120

Please let me know of you have other pieces.

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:
Or your nearest where you can list items for free.

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,

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