Re: Need help with appraisal/selling flow blue
Posted by Judy Boyer on July 9, 2012, 8:27 am, in reply to "Need help with appraisal/selling flow blue"
Hi Jill: |
First you need to identify what you have: all flow blue is not equal! There might be a backstamp on your pieces that tell the pattern name and the potter's name. That is definitely helpful. Next you need to say what pieces they are and the size: i.e.6",7",8" plates,etc. Then you need to list what condition they are in: any chips, cracks, crazing, etc.
It would help to know what area of the country you are in: maybe someone who checks the message board lives in your area and could help you.
If you would like to send pictures to us, we could possibly help you with an appraisel. You can send to my email address or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send pictures, be sure to take a picture of the backstamp also, and all of the above points would be needed to let you know a "best guess" value. You might also want to check eBay to see if any of the pieces you have are listed and what they go for. Also, you might try consigning your items to an auction house.
Hope this is helpful. Please think hard, though, on if you really want to sell your grandparent's dishes. Sometimes it is nice to keep hold of that type of item.