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Doris
Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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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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We have a 12 piece tea set- cups, saucers, cream & sugar

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We have a 12 piece tea set- cups , saucers, cream & sugar bowls plus 2 serving plates, made by noritake in Japan around 1926. The scene has a Japanese lady design. Could you tell us is it worth anything before we gift it away. Thank you
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.

Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottom. Also, please send a photo of the pattern.

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Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately the tea set has been packed for transfer to our new address so we are unable to send any further information
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We will have to continue with the search when we have moved, we will contact you again & get a more definitive answer at that time. I agree to pay the $5 for your time now
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Let me see what I can do with your written description.

I should be back within 30 minutes.

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Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

These are the retail value ranges per piece and in USA dollars.

Cup & saucer 35-40

Creamer 45-55

Sugar 50-60

Serving plates 70-85

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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Doris

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

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?

Kind regards,
Doris