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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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I own 8, 6 piece place setting of Shreve&co sterling

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I own 8 , 6 piece place setting of Shreve&co sterling flatware pattern Marie Louise. I also have 5 extra teaspoons a meat fork a gravy ladle cake pie server and 3 large serving spoons. My research is limited to Internet,. I would be interested in the history of the company and antique relevance
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 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.

Your set of sterling flatware in the pattern Marie Louise by Shreve & Co has an estimated retail value of $3035-3150 assuming good condition without monograms and depending on sale location.

If your set has one letter monogram, deduct 15%. If it has more than 1 letter, deduct 25%

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.com
Bonanza.com

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.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

A method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.

I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. This publication is a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/advertising

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.

I hope I have helped you.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 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,
Doris

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