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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 10870
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a noritake tea set from 1912 comprising of 12 saucers,

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I have a noritake tea set from 1912 comprising of 12 saucers, 12 cups, 12 side plates, 2 sandwich plates, milk jug and sugar bowl. It has been in storage for 50 years and is immaculate, Is it worth anything. Brian
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 3 years ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.

I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.

Along with that experience, I also rely on an extensive personal library of reference books plus access to the results from major auction houses.

I will be pleased to help you.

Brian, yes your set is worth "something." Let me check my databases and I will give you a value range.

I should return in about 20 minutes.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 3 years ago.
My experience and research indicate the following retail store value ranges for your large , early Noritake tea set. Much depends on complexity and beauty of the pattern.

Cup/saucer set - each set - $50-70
Side plate - each - $105-130
Sandwich plate -each - $175-200
Creamer and Sugar set - both together - $110-150.

You will need to multiply the cup/saucer set by 12, the side plate by 12 and the sandwich plate by 2.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail store values.

I hope I have helped you.

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