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Hi! I wanted to know if you could tell me the value of my Wedgwood biscuit jar? I believe it may be a quite early piece. It has some tarnishing or loss of silver and a small crack that is only visible on the inside.
Hopefully these pictures help.
http://imgur.com/TRYyamY
http://imgur.com/jlii6Sh
http://imgur.com/bgPwQk1
http://imgur.com/hD9uJ2T
http://imgur.com/jedYBRy
http://imgur.com/L82vWgY
http://imgur.com/T1q0uhk
http://imgur.com/rseEHmR
Thank you!
Denise
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Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago
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I have been an antiques and art collector as well as a dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I added photos in the text of my question as well as through the add files feature. There are 9 pictures
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Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Thank you for resending the pictures. The ones with your original question were not accessible.

I have 4 Wedgwood biscuit jars in my collection. I really like the look.

As for the silver mark here, please tell me if the letters in the shield are EPNS?

Kind regards,

Doris

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It looks like they are possibly EPNS. Te other mark reads A1
Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

The EPNS stands for ElectroPlated Nickel Silver or what we call plated silver. The A1 is basically an advertising tool for good quality plating.

Your 1870s-80s Wedgwood biscuit jar has an estimated retail value of $125-150 with small crack taken into consideration.

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

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
https://www.justcollecting.com/about/selling

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

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.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

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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

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