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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9953
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a platter that is signed with a number under the

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I have a platter that is signed with a number under the signature. How can I find information about origin and or age of the platter?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.


I would love to help. I will need to see a picture of the platter pattern and a picture of the signature to let you know what you have. You can do this by using the ADD FILES button in the mower right of your screen. I will finish my answer when I see pictures and can do a little research for you.

Expert:  Doris replied 2 years 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.

From my research, I was able to determine that your Nambian table is probably mahogany and has a retail vintage store value of $1600-1800 assuming some repairs.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

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Kind regards.


Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Let me know,

Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.

Dear Customer,

I am so sorry that I mixed up your question with this one. This mistake is entirely my fault and not that of the site or Rarewares.

I should not try to answer questions at 5AM. I am still half asleep.

Please do not rate Rarewares a negative.

She is a good appraiser who is anxious to help you.

Again, the mistake was my fault - the result of just a click of my mouse.

Kind regards,


Rarewares will take over now.