Noritake China Betty Boop Pattern

I have some Noritake tea set dishes. They are the handpainted Betty Boop set. They are copper colored and in excellent condition. I am looking for the value as well as where to sell them ASAP.
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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

Wow! These are so cool! I have never seen them before.

I did some digging and if this is your set, they are sitting unsold on eBay at the 174.00 range:

www.ebay.com/.../392358876384?hash=item5b5a6954e0...

I am venturing to guess if the price was lower, there would be a buyer.

Find one of the active sets and watch it to see what they are fetching.

You could always try to sell it to Replacements.com if you want to get rid of it quickly--eBay can take a long time for just the right buyer to come along.

Post back what you decide. Cool items!!

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for the reply. Yes they are cool. I have a dozen pieces or more all the same pattern and great condition. My research (not on Ebay) led me to a price of $ 160 for 1 set of the saucer and cup.I realize thats a retail price.

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That said I will snap more photos and hopefully will find a buyer ASAP. Health issues so no income currently so I will accept a decent price. If you have info on any.other potential buyers I would appreciate the lead

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August 21, 20190 found this helpful

Your retail value is probably on target if you had a store or a shop (either brick and morter or on eBay or Etsy) where they could sit until the right buyer comes a long.

Are you offering to sell them to Replacements? If they will buy them, that will be the fastest method to sell.

If the process is still the same, you send photos, they say yes or no and if yes, send you a price list of which pieces they will buy. They offer you much less than retail, but still a fair amount (at least in my history with them which goes back over 10 years, they have been fair).

You will then have to pack (very carefully) and ship them to them to them OR if you live near their company in NC you can take them there in person. If mailing, you have to follow their instructions to the letter and most likely you will need multiple boxes so they can be packaged correctly.

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There are YouTube videos on how to properly pack dishes so they get there in one piece. Just put packing dishes to mail into YouTube's search and find one that works for you.

They look it over when they get it. Only once did they find a chip I missed and paid less for a piece than quoted. All other times I have sold to them, a nice tidy check arrived promptly.

You could try to get your retail value on eBay but the sets of the similar patterns to yours are sitting unsold for a while before being purchased, and you stated you need to sell fast. eBay is not a quick sell like it used to be and new sellers I have talked to are having a ton of problems with scammers, especially when the are trying to sell things over 100 dollars. People are awful in this world anymore.

The other suggestion for a fast sell is to find a reputable resale shop/estate sale company in your town and see if they offer cash payouts or consignment sales.

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Sometimes the estate sale companies buy out small lots of items with cash up front. They tend to pay less than if you consign out with a store...but it is the old bird in a hand thing if you need the money quickly.

Last suggestion, and I can almost guarantee you will not get retail, but you may get something, is to try them on a Facebook Sale Want and Trade or For Sale or Trade or Swap Site geared for your city (not the big world wide Facebook Marketplace, but the local groups). You have to ask to join these groups and you have to follow their rules, but I have made some sales there. The benefit is no shipping. The downside, people treat it like a yard sale and offer you the lowest values you can imagine.

Dishes are a notorious slow seller in the resale world so this may not be a quick process for you. I an honestly say this because I have been reselling for my entire life. In my own resale world I have a full set of very expensive Noritake dishes that before 2008 I could have sold for over $1,000. They are sitting unsold at any price because there are a glut at the moment.

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Post back with an update! These are a neat item! Truthfully, if you could hold on to them and wait for the market to correct, you may be able to get much more for them at a later date.

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

This type china is called 'Lusterware' or sometimes 'iridescent' and as a general rule is not high value china.
Betty Boop is a popular art/comic figure but most of the items are valued in the lower prices like less than $25.
Some specialty pieces may be listed at higher prices but then another seller will list them at 1/10 of the other sellers price so there is no way to find a value from listing/asking prices.
Only sold prices - an exact match - can tell you current value as that will tell you what someone is willing to pay.
I did see one plate in sold listings on eBay that sold at a higher price but this was a rare picture of Betty Boop and not the style you have.

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There does not seem to be any Noritake Betty Boop listed on Replacements but you could ask them for value and also if they are interested in buying as this would probably be the fastest place to sell.
China is not a fast seller and shipping is always a danger as china will break easy and insurance does not always pay as they will may/say it was not packed properly.
If you want to ask Replacements you will need pictures of the complete set with a good description.
Here is a link to start finding an answer about value (their prices will be higher than can be expected to receive in a private sale).

www.replacements.com/contact-us.htm

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

This one is asking $15.50. www.ebay.com/.../223612078805

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August 20, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for the info. That is not my set on Ebay and they only are selling 1 set for that price. I have the full set of 8 cups and 8 saucers. Replacements did reply back that they have just 1 cup and 1 saucer as well but it has not had much movement. They said there were 2 buyers looking over mine but nothing yet.

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August 21, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for checking back.
I can see that you have a nice set.
Hope you can sell them for a good price.

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