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A & Shafer Covered Bowl from 1901 . A covered dish or bowl 5

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A Harris & Shafer Covered Bowl from 1901 . A covered dish or bowl 5 3/4 inches in Dia. Mint Marks 134 guessimate price..
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Customer: was great grand mothers , in the family since 1901 it is monogrammed with grandmothers initials and year
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Customer: on the back imprinted is the words harris and shafer ,134, Sterling and the business logo.
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 1 year ago
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Hi,

A ballpark auction sale value for your Harris & Shafer covered bowl is $250 - $350 presuming is it sterling silver.

You can, however, ask any price you please on an item you own, they key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.

Bear in mind that an ‘asking price’ is one that has not been sold yet and a true sale value is based on actual past documented sale records.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 1 year 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.

Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls.
I give my best answers in writing when I have time to think about them.
Sometimes a "Chat box" will pop-up asking if you would like a live conversation. Please know it is not from me.

For over 10 years I owned an antiques where one of the specialties was antique silver.

I do speak from experience about silver items.

Harris & Shafer, located in Washington,DC, were retailers, mostly as importers from fine European homes. The logo marks date 1880-1938.

To answer your question, I researched items marked with the Harris & Shafer logo.

I found several items that are worth considering to determine values for your sterling covered bowl.

See the following images:

All are sterling. Two were retailed by Harris & Shafer. The third is a Tiffany bowl.

One - gravy boat sold for $275 at auction.

Two - creamer and sugar (or small basket) - sold for $115 at auction.

Three - a Tiffany Bowl that is retailing for $250 - not covered but it is Tiffany, a much more sought after name in silver.

Looking at all three of these and using my experience, I was able to determine an average auction value of $200 for your sterling covered bowl.

The estimated retail price would be about $310.

If you wish to sell, these ideas might help you.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

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.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

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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