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Finding the Value of English Bone China

August 30, 2020

I inherited these from my mom, who got them from her mom. I don't have any use for them, but also don't want to chuck them in the charity bin.

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Any idea if there is a market for them? I have 8 plates and four of the little bowls.

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August 30, 20200 found this helpful
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Crown china is not a valuable pattern but it seems to be selling okay - china is usually not a fast seller in any brand.
Staffordshire is a series and has many patterns.
Your pattern is CRS81 but not to be confused with a similar pattern; A807.
These patterns are very similar - white with scalloped/fluted and gold trim.
CRS81 was made after 1906.
Your set is called snack/luncheon sets but most all sets have cups where yours has a bowl.
This may make your set more valuable as I could not find this bowl on any site.
This pattern is listed on Replacements as highly marked down pieces which usually means the value is going down and pattern is difficult to sell. Check out their retail prices.

www.replacements.com/.../177527

This is a similar set but cups and not bowls:

www.ebay.com/.../283463109241?epid=660986315&hash...

www.ebay.com/.../163700712921?hash=item261d52a5d9...

eBay shows some sold listings so you can see what people are willing to pay.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524...

I believe you could list your set with a starting price of $75 - $100 and offer best offer plus shipping. Lower the price if necessary
List it on any of the popular sites - especially Facebook Marketplace.
You will need good pictures and not the plate you have here but one that shows a clean picture of the marking.

Be very careful with packing and shipping as these are very fragile.

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September 1, 20200 found this helpful
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I have a feeling this is a married set--can you show the bowl?

By married set, I mean the original cup broke and it was replaced with a sherbet bowl or dip/crudité bowl from a similar set.

The CRS81 (to my knowledge) was only sold with a cup, not a bowl.

The plates are selling (ASKING PRICE) (not seen them sold, but people asking) 9.99 plus shipping.

If I saw the bowl from the side and the bottom, I may be able to offer additional info.

Thanks for sharing!! Lost are the days when there were ladies who lunched with these fine pieces!! Sad!!

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I am wondering if you had any information about this tea set. I have a lot of it and I was wondering if you would know what it would be worth. Thanks


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February 21, 20210 found this helpful
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Thanks for the additional photos. I they do not match any of the big brands that I am familiar with. This is a very common pattern scheme--with literally hundreds of flowers that are similar but not exact.

My guess is they are from the 1920s to the 1950s when these patterns were popular. The 1980s paper was probably when she packed it up. Just a gut feeling.

If you are asking to sell, I never recommend selling these online (anymore) because shipping is too dangerous.

I would suggest if you go to the flea market to sell or have a yard sale, sell them there. Maybe start at $10 a cup/saucer and take whatever someone offers.

Or, if you have a consignment stop, see if they will sell them for you.

Post back what you decide. Thanks for the additional info and sharing!

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September 4, 2018

Is my bone china tea sets worth anything? I just want to know before I get rid of them. They are all Duberry, I think that is what they say on the bottom.


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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

I like to go on eBay and see what items actually sold for. You may have to check regularly for a few months

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September 7, 20180 found this helpful

For china retail values I always use Replacements.com to find out what my dishes sell for (value) retail. There is a search engine and you just match the photos to make sure you are picking the right item:

www.replacements.com/index.htm?rplSrc=7Y&rplSubEvent=6245204...

Their site will give you a retail value for each dish type (you can then add up what you have to get a value for the set--RETAIL--you will most likely NEVER get retail in any sale (flea market, yard, sale, to an antique store etc.)...so for selling value, if local, knock off at least 1/4 to 1/2 of retail price to value your set.

I sold a large number of dishes to them a few years ago and feel I got a fair price as Replacements gave me about 1/4 of their retail value. In my case this was perfect as I couldn't even get a buck a plate at the flea market because where I am no one wants these dishes--but in other parts of the country people do want them!! It was a win win!

You have to request a price list from them and follow their directions explicitly if you want to sell to them--there is a sell button on their site. They do not buy every dish they sell (it's all about supply and demand)...they price out what they buy by piece and they tell you the max of each piece they will buy or if they don't want a certain plate type or bowl type. Check back frequently because they buy list changes monthly.

You also have to pack the items VERY CAREFULLY as they are so fragile and if they get there broken, you are out the dish and the postage. I recommend double boxing items or if you live near North Carolina driving there. That is on my bucket list to take the rest of my set down there to sell and using the cash to pay for the vacation.

By the way, usually they sell their dishes on eBay as well as their own site...so for dishes, I typically just go directly to Replacements to value items as eBay is a duplicate of what is already on their site.

Hope this helps!

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September 17, 20180 found this helpful

It seems that if DuBarry is the only name on your set it is not as valuable as other brand name china with the Dubarry shown as a pattern name. In other words, Dubarry is a pattern and used by numerous companies such as Lenox, Spode, Royal Daulton, etc..

"Elegant - Shelley database term for the highly decorated series of patterns, primarily on the Gainsborough shape produced in three or more colors during the World War II years, including such patterns as Georgian, Crochet, DuBarry, Regal, Sheraton and Duchess."

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September 18, 20180 found this helpful

Sorry but unless there is another name besides Dubarry on your tea sets you have reproductions of the original designs. This does not mean they have no value, it just means they will not have the high value of the original sets/designs.

The original sets were/are made by major chinaware companies and have the word Dubarry because it is a design/pattern and utilized by over 100 companies that make chinaware.

If you Google Dubarry you will see that china with Dubarry in the name is shown as a pattern and made by a major chinaware company.

www.google.com/search?q=Dubarry+china&ie=utf-8&oe...

Replacements has a huge amount of Dubarry listed but it all has a major chinaware name with it and there is no just Dubarry china listed on Replacements right now.

But, Replacements may still be interested in purchasing these tea sets so you should still fill out their form and see what they say.

Your tea sets may have another another name besides Dubarry so please check out the bottom of several pieces to be sure.
Perhaps you could post a picture of the markings so someone could maybe help you further with finding a value.

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September 24, 2019

I have a dish that says Royal Albert Bone China England Prairie Rose on the bottom. It is heart shaped with wavy edges and has a small handle.

The print is of wild roses. About how much is this worth?

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

This similar one is asking $24.95 on eBay. www.ebay.com/.../202564563904?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash...!11791!US!-1

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

You can find this lovely piece at ReplacementsLTD, for $39.99!

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

This is a pretty pattern and some rare pieces seem to be of high value; such as the teapot and large platters but most of the other pieces are in the $25-$35 range.
Replacements has this relish dish listed at $39.95 which probably means it would be valued below that amount but it might sell faster than some of the pieces sitting on sites 'waiting'.

www.replacements.com/.../roaprr.htm

I did notice that Replacements has reduced some of their prices on this brand/pattern and that usually means it is not selling and they want to reduce their stock.

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February 13, 2017

I have a complete set of bone China from England. It has the "number/letter" markings in the center on the back of the plates.

How would I get this appraised and where? We live in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

You have authentic English bone china. It was made before 1967 because the words, "Tuscan Fine English Bone China" are placed above an English crown. I hope you have the complete set. I'm not sure what it is worth, but this British website would be able to help you: www.collectable-china.co.uk/?cat=229

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

Some finer jewelry stores offer china appraisals, as do some upscale auction houses.

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February 15, 20170 found this helpful

Your photo does not give us very much information as the pattern name, number of pieces or place settings that you are calling a complete set and most importantly a photo of the pattern are missing.
Manufactured for Harrods (on the back) may mean a "private" pattern made only for Harrods or may be just one of the patterns made for Harrods and not sold worldwide.

Because there is no photo or pattern name you will have to do your own research as you have the china in front of you. Basic research for Tuscan anywhere may not tell you anything unless you can get information concerning the patterns sold/made for Harrods.

Replacements is usually the best place to find out the value of fine china but this will not work with the information shown here.
Here is their web site that you can send them photos of your china and they may be able to identify it for you and they may be able to give you an estimate of value.

www.replacements.com/identify.htm

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June 20, 2015

I have a commemorative plate/saucer with the pictures of Charles and Diana and the wording: To Commemorate the Birth of Their First Child". Is it worth anything?


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November 16, 20170 found this helpful

I don't think this has a very high value at all. I've seen a few of these advertised for sale on eBay and they are asking only $16 to $20 for them. I think this is more of a collectors item and doesn't hold a high resale value at all.

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November 16, 20170 found this helpful

It's not worth much. I bought a mug to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth in 1977 and it's probably worth less than what I paid.

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November 1, 2014

I have some bone china; made in England. Royal Vale number 7514 cup, saucer, and plate. Does this set have any value?

By Kerrie Ann

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September 27, 2018

Old bone china pieces can have a range of values. The maker, age, and rarity of the piece all play a part.

A marking on Lawrence fine bone china made in England.

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