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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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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 set of 12 dinner plates with muted black (becomes

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I have a set of 12 dinner plates with muted black (becomes grey in appearance) rims with 6 sets of 2 flowers that are pale pink and yellow with pale green leafs and in between each set small white flowers. The center of each depicts different scenes from a steam locomotive, sailing ship, winter horse/sleigh ride, etc.. On the back of each plate: at the top, the name of each scene; below in an ornate, scrolled framing the enclosed wording "COLORED ENGRAVINGS FOR THE PEOPLE PUBLISHED BY N. CURRIER LITHOGRAPHER,*****(nearly opposite the city hall) NEW-YORK. FOR SALE HERE"; below the frame "ADAMS (with crest) EST*1657 ENGLAND. They are in excellent condition. Belonged to my mother's parents in Davenport, Ia. Guessing they were purchased in the 1930-40's. Would love an estimated value.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

The marks on your plates indicate they were made by ***** ***** and Sons, Ltd. the mark dates 1914-1940 in Tunstall, Stoke, Staffordshire, UK.

Different scenes vary in retail vintage store price from $32-44 each.

I wish I could be more specific but the price depends on how complicated the design is.

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.

In US:

In UK:


If you would like to sell close to 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. - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price. - more upscale fee based - more upscale fee based
Amazon Marketplace:

Another 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. There publication is as a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.

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

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

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