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Value of 16 Serving China

I bought china at a yard sale. It looks very expensive and was made in China. She got it for her wedding 44 years ago. Any idea where to start on value?
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October 19, 20180 found this helpful

I don't recognize the mark. If I were you, I would send replacements.com this picture and they could identify it.

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October 19, 20180 found this helpful

I looked through 2 pages of Chinese marks and did not see anything resembling this mark.

It is possible that Replacements may help you if you ask them if they would be interested in buying this set.
You will have to have better pictures as these are too small and difficult to see pattern clearly and the mark cannot be seen without enlarging it (and I do not think Replacements will go to that trouble).

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You will have to tell them how many pieces you have and what condition (chips, etc) and include pictures of the set.

Maybe someone else will have better luck finding the marks.

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October 19, 20180 found this helpful

This is your pattern: www.replacements.com/.../112592551

They are out of stock at the moment so when this happens they usually pay more for pieces. I will check on eBay and see if I can tell you current market value of them if any have sold. eBay sold is the best way to determine current market value!

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October 20, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks Pghgirl for finding the pattern.
I did ask around and it was the general consensus that most likely this set would not be very valuable but may be in the $50 - $75 dollar range - according to how many pieces were in the set.

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It seems that a lot of china is being produced in China (and also for many years) that did not fit in the "best" china category and is placed in "showrooms" for visiting store reps to pick over for marketing in America.

Most of this china will not have a true brand name and may not even have a pattern name (although some stores add their own design name on what they sell) such as this only has CX 843.

It may turn out that this set does not fall in that category but I still think that asking Replacements if they are interested in buying would give someone a very good idea as to its value.

China is very difficult to sell and very, very difficult to pack and ship safely. So, even if one piece gets broken that usually means the person will not accept the set and the seller could be out a lot of money. Better to sell on a local site if that is what someone decides to do.

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October 20, 20180 found this helpful

What I like about Replacements is they do offer fair values for the item and pay on the spot (provided you package it to get there safely, which is a challenge sometimes since even the best packed items can be person-handled by the UPSP or other carrier and smushed into smithereens.

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Its been a few years, but I had a pattern that at the time was sold out on the site and they bought up a bunch of pieces (best price around--I shopped the pieces to a number of places...including eBay sold, antique stores since my set was a true antique), and consigning it, and they had the best deal (I had to subtract the postage costs out of my profits....but it still was the best!)

I wrapped each piece in white tissue, then bubble wrap, then each piece in cardboard like a sandwich so one piece going one way and one piece going the other.

I used packing peanuts between layers and had a layer on the bottom and top to start.

I used USPS one price boxes and each box fit several pieces.

I was VERY CAREFUL to follow their directions to the letter (they are quite fussy about that), this means ordered their price list, checked off the right number of pieces, carefully matching their name for each piece against what I had, then labeled the boxes exactly how they tell you for multiple packages, then I went to the USPS when I mailed it and when I got home I put the tracking number into the system so I got notices of when the boxes were delivered.

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My bucket list is to DRIVE the rest of the dishes down there and have them buy them in person and then spend the rest of the money visiting family and friends in the area on the money!

Maybe some day!! It is a long drive from Pgh to NC.

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