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I'm trying to value the following (from my 1st marriage

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around 1988): Franciscan Desert Rose China...
I'm trying to value the following (from my 1st marriage around 1988):
Franciscan Desert Rose China – (service for 12)
On the back it says Franciscan Dinnerware. Safe in Dishwasher, Oven (not pre-heated) and microwave. Made in U.S.A. 74
12 dinner plates
12 salad plates
12 soup bowls
11 cups
12 saucers
1 – large vegetable/salad bowl
1 – baking dish
1 – small baking dish
1 – oval dish
1 – cake cutter
1 Sugar/creamer
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago
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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.

Thank you for the information.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should be back within 30 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago

From my research, I was able to determine a retail vintage store value of $1170-1250 for your set of Franciscan Desert Rose china.

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:
ChinaLane.com
ChinaFinders.com
ChinaReplacements.com

In UK:
ChinaSearch.co.uk
MatchingChina.co.uk
ChinaMatchers.co.uk
ReplaceYourPlates.co.uk

Australia: http://www.allthegalleries.com/dealers/porcelain.html

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.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
GoAntiques.com - more upscale fee based
Rubylane.com - more upscale fee based
Tias.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA
cyberattic.com
trocadero.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 bubbble 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 crumched 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.

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

I hope I have helped you.

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Kind regards.

Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,
Doris

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