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Glenda B. Appraiser, Antiques Appraiser
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Madam,Can you please identify a set of plates

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Dear Sir/Madam, Can you please identify a set of plates for me? They were sold to me as Meissen from my late brother's Estate but they do not have Meissen marks of any year. The evaluator said he got expert advice .... I will send you photos if I have an email address for you. How much will you charge for your service, please? Thank you very much, Yours sincerely, ***** ***** XXXXXXXX

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is Glenda,
Thank you for choosing us for your Appraisal needs.
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It is very important to be able to see what the customer has in order to give a correct informed value!
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Glenda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

I cannot use this form for attaching photos because my photos do not have an url. They were uploaded into my computer from the camera on my iPad and I gave them a title to facilitate my search when I want to look at them. I am trying to send you the photos via email but my first email was returned as an unknown address though I copied the one you gave me above in your notes to me.

Regards,

Morag XXXXXX

Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
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If you watch this it will show you how to get them from your computer to upload them to this message box.
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Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
Hello

After researching the plates, I cannot say these are Meissen, all indications show that Meissen marked their porcelain with crossed swords. If you look at this site you can see their products and their historical items. http://www.meissen.com/en/historical-pieces/plates?page=3
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Firstly, Glenda, my most sincere and very embarrassed apology for the row of kisses after my name in a previous note!! I have only seen them now as I scrolled down to get to your last message to me. I have NO idea how that happened!

Thank you, ***** ***** confirmation that the plates are not Meissen. I knew they were not Meissen but wanted an expert to affirm this for the sake of a relation who was misled. Looking at the style and competence of the decoration, which is high, are you able to give an informed guess as to where they could have been made? UK? Germany?Bavaria? France? Czechoslovakia?

Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
Hello Mrs Morag

I think the row of kisses might be where you put your email address, the site x's those out so the appraisers cannot see them, since we are not allowed personal contact with customers.

From my experience( 45 years in the antique business ) these look to be Bavarian, made in the late 1800 to very early 1900's. Several fine porcelain factoris in Bavaria produced this style of plate. On todays market the plates have an estimated value of $115.00-125.00 each, depending on the condition and where they are sold at.
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If you do plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great!

Keep in mind if you sell to a dealer or antique or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda

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