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.
Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottom. I also need a photo of the pattern.
You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.
If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.
To send photos you may use the "reply to expert" or "add files" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.
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"Sets" come in many different sizes.
Please tell me the following -
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.Kind regards,Doris
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If you are having trouble with photos, this is another method but it is much slower.
Please send your photos the email method.
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This method takes longer because the photos are sent to the Just Answer
techs who must forward them to me. It sometimes takes as long as 24 hours..They will forward them to me and as soon as I get them I will contact you.
Thank you, Monique.
I received photos of the following-
2 Covered Casseroles
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Theodore Haviland was the son of David Haviland, an American, who founded the first "Haviland" factory.
The Theodore Haviland's first factory was established in 1893.
Your set, as described, would have an estimated retail value of $2450-2600 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.
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.
Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.
These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.Accept PayPal only.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.com
Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.
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
HOW TO PACK AND SEND CHINA:
China is best packed with 2 paper plates between the plates, platters and saucers. Then wrap a few plates together with several layers of bubble wrap. Tape the loose ends of the bubble wrap together.For cups and bowls, wrap separately with a couple of layers of bubble wrap.
Put a several inch layer of crunched newspaper in the bottom of each packing box.
Arrange the heavier items on the newspaper first. Then add the cups and small bowls on top of the heavier pieces.
In a second box, crunched newspaper, stacked plates face up, not on edges followed by lighter items.
Before putting the newspaper in the bottoms, reinforce the bottom and sides of a strong corrugated box with cut corrugated sheets (cut from another box). Then start with the crunched newsprint.
After filling each box up to about 5 inches from the top, put several inches of crunched newsprint on the top of the stacked china.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
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