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I just inherited an entire set of Noritake "Margaret" china,

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I just inherited an entire set of Noritake "Margaret" china, service for 12 with several serving pieces. It is in excellent condition - no chips, etc. purchased in Japan around 1961 when my stepfather was stationed there with the Air Force. I would like to sell it, but where? How much?
Thanks for the inquiry! Noritake Margaret china was produced from 1961 to 1973. A sites like which provide current retail prices, to replace the set would cost $650 to $750; however at auction a 12 piece set like this would likely sell at the $425 to $550 level based on recent sales (most notably an 8 piece set with serving dishes that realized $350 several years ago).

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks. XXXXX be better off to sell it piece by piece on sites like Amazon?
Hi Kathy, unless you're a professional shipper/eBayer, selling off a large set piece by piece would seem to be more trouble than it's worth. I'd offer the set as a whole on a site like eBay/Etsy. You may get more that way and not be stuck with an incomplete set (ie: if something breaks in transit).
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