Hello. My name is***** of my specialties is English silver.
While you have requested a refund and cancel, I would like to give you an answer to your question so you at least do not feel quite so unhappy with our service.
As you may know, you have an English egg cruet.
The marks on the frame are those of J. Turton & Co, Ltd of Sheffield, UK. They used these marks 1910-1923. The EPNS means electroplated nickel silver which is actually plated silver.
The number 1190 represents the style or piece number assigned by the maker...the Turton workshop.
Your egg spoons were made later (1937) by a maker I am not familiar with. It is not uncommon for the original spoons to have replaced later. The spoons are most often sterling as the egg yolk stains silver easily. Sterling can hold up better in such cases.
Then again, egg spoons can be plated on occasion.
I cannot determine exactly whether yours are plated or sterling. Yet, I doubt they would be marked as you state ...G E 1937 ... if they were sterling. If the have a walking lion stamp let me know.
A dealers' estimated asking prices would be:
If spoons are plated - 150-270 GBP
If spoons are sterling - 200-320 GBP
Unfortunately, the value of plated silver has dropped significantly in the last 30 years. I wish I had better news.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices (30%-50% of retail). Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has the largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Be sure to specify a local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.
These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.
Etsy.com - small fee to list plus 3.5% final price.
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
Or your nearest CraigsList.com, nextdoor.com, Facebook.com, or Facebook Marketplace where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.
Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 20%-50% more than retail values.
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