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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 11105
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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Doris, When you get a moment could you please look at this

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Hi Doris,
When you get a moment could you please look at this item as well. I bought it as
Hallmarked Jehoiada Alsop Rhodes & Barber , Sheffield, 1877 / 1878
Superb quality.
All original and matching, including spoons.
Total weight 489 grams
Total silver weight 220 grms"
Many thanks Kind wishes, Sue

Hi Sue.

Let me see what I can do here.

I should be back in 30 minutes.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Doris. That is wonderful

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.

Once again,

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

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