Posted by Karen Swindell on September 5, 2020, 6:40 am
Hello. I have a 60+ piece collection made up of plates, pitchers, sugar bowls, cups, platters, etc. Can anyone lead me to possible buyers or what steps I can take to find collectors. It really is a beautiful collection but being an apartment dweller I can't do it justice. Please help. Thank you.
Hi Karen, first you will want to make a detailed inventory of pieces that you have, which would include Pattern Name, Pottery, size, condition, and photo. That information is all needed for collectors to decide if they want to buy. If you don't have a pattern name or potter (this is found on back stamps, but some of the earlier pieces didn't have a back stamp) then a clear photo would definitely be needed. Now, you can look on eBay to find what a comparable piece has sold for recently to get an idea of value. Then you can (1) list the pieces here, (2) join our Facebook group, Flow Blue and Mulberry Followers and post your items for sale on that group, (3) consign the pieces to an antique store, (4) join the FBICC at $50/year and list your items in our quarterly Blue Berry Notes for a small fee, or (5) find an auction house that will sell the items. If you need any help with identification, or if you have any other questions, I can try to help. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.