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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 9628
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs. Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum
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Value of California China 521

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value of California China 521
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
should be 251. extensive set
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 know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls. I must research data to give the most accurate answer.

Besides there are extra site charges to you for live conversations.

How many guests will your set serve (this is the number of place setting)?

How many pieces are in each place setting?

Finally, please tell me what serving pieces you have. These can add a lot to the value of a set.

I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

There are several makers with California in their name.

Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottoms.
To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page.

If none is there, then you may use the free internet photo site Use the following instructions:

Go to

a. Click "Computer"
b. Find the photo file on your computer that you want to send
c. Click open on the file
d. You will see a Start Upload link on the page.
Click on it
e. Your image will appear on the screen
f. Highlight and copy the address link under Direct Link
to the right on the imgur page
g. Paste that link into your reply box on Just Answer

I also need a photo of a cup and saucer.

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you for your time. I've attached two pic's. I will not be able to send count of inventory until next week. Hope you will still be available
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the clear photos.

I work almost every day with a few breaks for meals and errands, etc. I am on Central USA time.

I plan to be here next week.

There is no hurry.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it a good mark?
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

The mark is clear. It is one I am not familiar with; so, I will need to research it.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I'll get back in touch.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I really look forward to hearing back from you. I had a good time researching your mark.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I appreciate your time. Need to get back to my moms to count up the inventory…probably repeating myself. it is gorgeous. do you deal with apothecary? we have an extensive collection of "filled" bottles.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Again, there is no hurry. Do not rush.

I really feel I would not be the best one to evaluate your apothecary bottles.

Try asking about them in a separate question. Perhaps another pro will be able to answer that question.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

If you have any other items to be evaluated, type "Doris" at the first of the question.

I will answer this question about your china when you have a count.