Theodore Haviland was the son of David Haviland, the founder of the famous Haviland china factories.
The mark on your hand painted china dates the period of your set to be 1895-1903.
My research and calculations helped me to determine your set has an estimated retail value of $4500-5000 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.
Plus, I considered its history.
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.
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
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.
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.
Firmly tape the box closed with several layers of tape.
Write two things on all the sides of the boxes - "Fragile" and "Top" with arrows pointing to the top.
On the top, write "This side up."
For expensive items, the Postal service will allow one to purchase higher insurance.
If possible, ship two-day service. This eliminates long trips with boxes transferred from truck to truck.
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 20% more than retail values.
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