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how much is a tea set - 4 cups & saucers teapot,sugar basin,cream

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how much is a tea set - 4 cups & saucers teapot,sugar basin,cream jug all on large tray and in bone china made by chapman pottery reg.206779 no.1569 worth please?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

sorry cannot send a photo. mark on bottom looks like a man with a globe on his shoulders with a band going across the globe marked chapman . The teapot has 2 slight cracks at the rim & a cup has star crack in the bottom,apart from that all ring true as uncracked bone china should.

thank -you for your help as this has been in my family for 80 years at least. From Pauline

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Pauline~
Ok, understood.
Your tea set was made in England by Chapman.
The material is bone china.
The pattern name is ***** ***** series 1569.
The English Registry number of 206779 indicates the set was made in 1893.
Unfortunately, there is less demand on today's market for tea sets (and china sets) as more people use disposable wares, dine on the go and simply just do not take the time in their day for a restorative tea-time break. With that said, Chapman tea sets sell on the market for a high of $75. With the condition issue to the teapot, which is the star component to the set, and a cup the value decreases moreso. The suggested replacement, or insurance value of the set is $200.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you Nora for your help. I have only just received this item and didn't have clue as to it's value. I won't get rid of it now just because of the damage. Thanks again, Pauline

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Pauline~
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