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.
I need to know the following to give you the most accurate answer.
How many people does your set serve?
How many pieces does each person have?
What serving pieces are there? These can add as much as 30% to the value of a set.
Knowing that you do not have the set with you, I am going to give you piece by piece value for your set of Forest, Bavaria.
Print out the list so that when you know the pieces you have, you will be able to determine the value of your set.
Prices are per piece in USA dollars:
Dinner plate - 12
Salad plate - 8
Bread & butter - 7
Cup & saucer - 8
Fruit/dessert bowl - 8
Coupe soup - 8
9" Round vegetable bowl - 44
13" Platter - 28
15" Platter - 42
Covered vegetable - 95
Creamer - 7
Sugar - 12
Gravy - 30
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.
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.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.comAmazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA
Or your nearest CraigsList.com 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.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
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