The firm working under the sponsors (makers) Jehoiada Alsop Rhodes & Barber has pieces featured in the exclusive Victoria & Albert Museum.
A sterling cruet by this firm has an estimated retail value of $500-650 again assuming good condition and depending on sale location.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
A method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.
I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. This publication is a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
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