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May 13, 2020

Value of a Homer Laughlin Plate - scalloped edged plate with gold trimIt is a cream plate with gold etching and marked on the back, Homer Laughlin, Republic, 96N. Does anyone know how old it is and the value? It does have crackling on the top and bottom, but no cracks or anything broken.

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Thanks for the help.

Value of a Homer Laughlin Plate
 

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The markings on the plate are used to determine the year the plate was made and in what month it was made in. The first digit the 9 tells you the plate was made in September. The second digit the 9 tells you the plate was made in 1916 and the N is for the Newell potteries in Newell, West Virginia. It is a shame that people are not interested in these plates any longer or in buying good China for their home. The plate is over 100 years old according to the marking on the back of the plate. I am afraid if you try to sell this online you won't receive much money for it at all. There are some people trying to sell off single plates for as little as $5. I think you should try and talk to someone about this and see if there is a higher value for the plate than what you are seeing online. Maybe go to an antique store because of the age of this plate and check with them.

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It is really neat to have something like this that you 'think' about who and when some past relative might have used it.
Homer Laughlin made a tremendous amount of china and it was sold to so many stores - difficult to image that it was sold in F.W. Woolworth (a typical 5 & 10 cent store) as well as Sears and other 'common' stores.

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Republic is a shape more than a name but you can read all about this design, how to date your piece, and history about the company on this site.
Very interesting reading.

www.laurelhollowpark.net/.../hlcbackstamps.html

www.laurelhollowpark.net/.../republic.html

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September 22, 2020

I have a full set of these plates passed down from my grandmother. I have not been able to find this pattern in my internet search. Anyone know about these? Value?Anyone Familiar with this China Design?

 

A china plate with a wheat design.
 

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November 7, 2019

I live in Guam and found a piece of Homer Laughlin china with the date D 44 N 6 on the piece I found. The beach used to house the U.S. Navy military right after WWII after the liberation of Guam from the Japanese on July 21, 1944. I frequently find shards and pieces washed up on the beach brought in by the tides. Most of it is white with a blue line (band) around the edge. Could you please give me more information regarding this. The place used to be called Camp Dealy.Identifying WWII Homer Laughlin China - pieces of broken china

 

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I do not believe this is a remnant of any of the regular Homer Laughlin patterns and the numbers are not like the normal pattern numbering on their china.

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I originally thought it was the official Navy pattern that has blue trim with anchors but this pattern has a different marking on the back.

www.etsy.com/.../homer_laughlin_navy

It is possible this piece was from a set that had blue trim but was used by the crew instead of the officers table and a lot less expensive.
We could tell more if you post a picture of the front of the piece.

You might ask your question on Replacements but you will also need a picture of the front.

www.replacements.com/contact-us.htm

Just in case someone would like to know more about Camp Dealy (like I did):

paleric.blogspot.com/.../camp-dealey.html

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Thanks for the additional pictures.
These convince me they were probably more 'robust' pieces that were especially commissioned for the non-commissioned personnel as I have found that even the china for the officers was made at different times and has several different markings.

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This is interesting as the pieces you are finding could be from broken, discarded dishes while the crew was out or just from some discarded on shore but still was used many years ago.
One day you may find some pieces with an anchor and that could mean they were left over from the mess hall on this base.
Only finding pieces? No cups or whole pieces? Did they completely dismantle the base when they pulled out?

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October 13, 2020

Can you tell me how much this covered casserole dish is worth? It is in great condition.

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The marking on the back of a covered casserole dish.
 

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February 10, 2020

Can anyone tell me what this set might be worth? This was my grandmother's set of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Georgian Cashmere. It is a service for 12 minus a couple of pieces.A Homer Laughlin plate with a flowered pattern.

 

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A collection of Homer Laughlin dinnerwear.
 
A cup and saucer in flower pattern.
 

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Lovely set, and very desirable. 1 dinner plate is going for $19.99 on replacementsltd.com . This will give you the cost/value you are looking for, to sale or insurance value!

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It seems that people are selling these off by piece and not in a full set. I guess they get a little more for the set by selling it this way. I can give you a link to eBay and you can see what they are asking for the pieces.

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Mostly the dinner plates are selling for around $10 and some people are selling a set of plates for around $15. www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...

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February 11, 20200 found this helpful
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Your set on E-Bay is worth about 11.00 for 4 pieces.

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February 12, 20201 found this helpful
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This is the same pattern I have!! I love it. 10 years ago the sets were selling for several hundred dollars--had place settings for 16 and a house so tiny I can have more than 6 so I sold most of my pieces to replacements.com. I made over $250 for what I sold. I wanted to sell off a few odd pieces recently and they weren't buying. They said the market was glutted and to try back.

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In the last two months, I have seen full sets being offered on some local sites for $25 for a setting of 8 and $15 for a setting of 12. So sad, especially since one had a casserole dish I never saw in the real world, just in photos, that back in the day, alone was selling for $50.

You can start high and take best offer...or find a consignment store to sell them for you.

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January 29, 2021

Is this a Homer Laughlin tea set? It belonged to my grandmother and I believe it was a wedding gift to her. She got married in 1929. I am clueless.

A collection of decorative teacups in different colors.
 

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December 3, 2020

Does anyone know the value of a Lifetime China Gold Crown Turquoise Homer Laughlin teapot?

Value of a Homer Laughlin Teapot? - white teapot with gold trim
 

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March 30, 2021

I just bought this set from the thrift store for $50 and I'm so curious to see what the pattern is and what year they are from. Any info appreciated!

I am not planning to resell, we are going to use them for our wedding and keep them for special occasions.

A china plate with golden markings around the edge.
 
The marking on the back of a plate.
 
A large china cup with golden flowers.
 
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June 7, 2020

How much would a 22 karat Gold Golden Wheat china plate be worth?

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China is not a popular item right now and most pieces are very low value.

Here are a couple of eBay listings - asking prices - but you can place a watch on them to see if they sell.

One plate: $5.00
www.ebay.com/.../173356082113?hash=item285cd3e3c1...

3 pieces - $4.99

www.ebay.com/.../392817123313?hash=item5b75b99ff1...

You can check eBay's sold listings to see what people are actually paying for this item to find current value.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Homer+Laughlin...

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Considering you have only one plate it is best to keep this plate and just use it around your home. China like this is now selling for a very low price and you will be lucky to earn $5 if you sell this plate. Also keep in mind listing the plate online you will need to collect the shipping cost if sold so you can send the plate to the buyer.

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July 30, 2020

I have been pulling my hair out trying to find the pattern name and value of this Homer Laughlin pitcher with lid. It is pretty old I do know that, but have not had any luck with the pattern. Any ideas out there?

Identifying a Homer Laughlin Pitcher? - white lidded pitcher with woman and child wearing traditional Dutch caps
 
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June 5, 2020

What might be the value of Laughlin Persian Garden Cavalier Birds china? I have 3 salad-type plates, creamer and sugar bowl, platter, large bowl, 8 soup bowls, and 1 dinner plate.

A56N5 CV28 on one plate, creamer K54N5, not all are marked.

Value of Homer Laughlin China? - closeup of bird pattern on plate
 
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Value of Homer Laughlin China?
 

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eBay solds are our best guide to today's current value. This pattern in a consistent seller. Right now bowls are selling to approx 6 dollars each.

A 13 piece mixed lot of plates, platters, and bowls sold for 65 dollars plus shipping.

I suggest running them as a 7 day auction, keep like items together, start as low as you would want to accept and let the market dictate the final value. I don't sell many dishes any more. I used to, and for popular patterns the method worked best.

Be sure to pack well, double boxing each piece, weigh and measure the box so you don't lose money on shipping. Don't let eBay set shipping value.

Ideally, you may get less than eBay, but selling them at a flea market or thru a consignment store will reduce chances of them getting damaged.

During his Covid thing the USPS if you are in the US has been having issues with damage and lost packages because they are short handed.

Thanks for sharing this great pattern!

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I believe you could get more money by posting the accessories individually and the rest as a group.
Accessories always bring in more money than plates, cups, etc.

They usually sell faster and are easier to ship than a larger group.
Your platter, creamer and sugar, large bowl, will sell faster and sell for more if sold separately. You may have trouble finding a sold price for these pieces as they are more rare so when you list them just start your price high - at least $50 for each and if it does not sell at auction lower the price after 4 weeks (lower it $5 and wait for a buyer). If these pieces do not sell after 2 months then consider listing them as a fixed listing with 'best offer' option.

Sales may happen quickly but not usually.
You need good pictures of each item (not as a group) and make sure you have the correct weight for shipping - but do not over do it either.
You could list the soup bowls, plate and 3 salad plates as a group but shipping will be difficult.
If you list these on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc ans show them as pick up only this might help with shipping problem.

www.replacements.com/.../hlcpeg.htm

This is what can happen at regular auctions and remember - even with eBay - whatever the final price may be - it has to go for that price.
Can you imagine how this person felt when they had to let their set go for $15?? Very sad..

www.2ndcents.com/.../

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