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Doris
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 antique dishes. DIANA from Germany. What

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i have a set of antique dishes. DIANA from Germany. What might they be worth?
JA: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: Whjat can I tell u?? They sare gold rimmed, The bsck of the dish says DIANA, Germany. They have as picture of an archer.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Yes There is a circle. The writing sround the circle says Reg U S Pat O DIANA Germsny. At the bottom of the circle it says Tillowitz. In the circle isd the Archer with a blue background.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-ups. Thoughtful responses take time.

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment.

Can you send me at least one photo of a plate showing the pattern?

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Kind regards,
Doris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for the photos.

Please describe your set pieces.

"Sets" come in many different sizes.

Please tell me the following -

How many people does your set serve?

How many pieces does each person have?

What serving pieces are there? These can add as much as 30% to the value of a set.
Kind regards,
Doris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Setting for 12. 5pieces plus cup & saucer. There is a covered vegetable dish, sugar bowl & creamer,gravy boat, 12 & 18 inch platters . Thank you, Doris! EAM
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

The 1930s mark/logo is that of Diana China, US importers from the Reinhold Schlegelmitch factory located in Tillowitz, Germany (now Tulowice, Poland).

My research of your 1930s pattern indicates that it would have an estimated retail value of $1900-2100 assuming excellent condition and depending on sale geographic location.

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
ReplaceYourChina.com

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

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated 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.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com

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

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 20% more than retail values.

I hope I have helped you.

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Doris

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Kind regards,
Doris

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