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Can you please give me an idea of what to do with 37 piecces

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Can you please give me an idea of what to do with 37 piecces of very old ironstone china? On the back of each piece is a shield with a lion on one side and a unicorn on the other. It is stamped REAL IRONSTONE with 3/555 or 3/553 painted in red. The pattern looks like an amalgum of Mandarin and Mandalay. The gilt edging has worn off most of the pieces; some have been mended with staples. The tureen has bro***** *****dles. There are mostly dinner plates, some soup plates and some side plates. My mother had this china and we used it every day. I brought it with me to Australia nearly 40 years ago and now need to dispose of it. your advice would be apprecited.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Would it be possible for you to send images of some of the pieces and most especially clear, in-focus images of the lion/shield/unicorn mark.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will take some photos with my smart phone and send them to you. It would be easiest to send it to a number but I will get them on to my computer and send you the file.Fiona
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing above the box where you type in responses, then follow the steps on this link for sharing photos:


You can try emailing your images to *****@******.*** and write “For Nora/Antiques” in the subject line of the email.

Photos sent by email do not arrive to me directly nor instantly, they get forwarded to me by admin.


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


On average, antique English Ironstone pieces sell for $20 - $50AUD per piece depending on the object.


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


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