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Current vslue of Gorham Sterling 4-piece tea service. Set…

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Current vslue of Gorham Sterling 4-piece tea service

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

Set was purchased around 1950-51. Numbers are 1091-1094

Expert's Assistant: Is there anything else the Appraiser should be aware of?

The pieces are in celennt condition other than tarnish.

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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
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Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the set.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "ADD FILES" in the blue box link (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
it is. I have the pics ready to send if you like to see the number on the bottom of each piece.

No, that is no necessary. Please give a moment to type my answer.

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The Gorham sterling tea set pattern number 1091-1094 was first produced in 1948. It has since been discontinued.

The estimated retail value in an upscale store is $2000.

If you wish to sell this retail privately, you should ask $1500-1800.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices. Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

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.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com

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%-50% more than retail values.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
May I copy your response and use it if I decide to donate the set?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Have captured a pic. You were such a big help. Thank you, ***** ***** a great weekend!

You are welcome.

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