getting rid of old china ???

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Posted 1/17/2013 by basketsforme in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:59:51 PM
I have decided to get rid of my old china - I have called some antique dealers and consignments shops who all tell me china sets are just not moving. I have checked on ebay and it's not selling there. So now I'm thinking maybe there's some place to donate it. Does anyone have any ideas? I have it boxed up and have no clue what to do with it!! TIA!!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:06:29 PM
Craigslist?

Do you know anybody just out of college that needs housewares?


What is your pattern?

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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:08:10 PM
Well what is the pattern and who is the manufacturer? Someone here might be looking for replacements of that very service. For instance I have Pebble Beach by Franciscan Ware and am always watching for extra pieces.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:09:14 PM
I don't know about donating, but did you check replacements.com? I believe they buy old china.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:09:27 PM
Have you checked replacements dot com to see whether your pattern is collectible?


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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:16:43 PM
I have some odds and ends from my grandmother's estate that I called Replacements.com about. Unfortunately they weren't purchasing my specific patterns. When you call them, be sure to have an inventory list of what all you are interested in selling; then they can tell you what they're interested in.

Good luck!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:19:31 PM
I do not know anything about this company, but I used the website as a reference when I was going thru my china cabinet. I found it very helpful.

Ruby Lane

I packed up all my fine china (a lot of it was antique) and just boxed it up really good and stored it in my basement. I wanted to take down my hutch (for more space and not very practical with two young boys) but I didn't want to sell my pieces.

Good luck!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:22:09 PM
Last March I sold lots of my china to replacements.com. They were super easy to deal with, but it does have to be a pattern that they are currently buying.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:33:45 PM
"Getting rid of old china" definitely makes more sense than "Getting rid of old chins".



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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:43:12 PM
What's the make and pattern? There might be Peas here who want it!!









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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:09:18 PM
The pattern is Lovelace and it is by Crown Victoria. I have twelve 5 piece place settings with serving dishes, salt and pepper, a casserole dish, and meat platter. There is some for sale on e-bay if anyone want to take a look at it. It's nice and most of it was never used.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:17:47 PM
It's very pretty. Nice and clean. I would think someone would be interested. I don't have 'china' but that would be something I would like.



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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:31:29 PM
Replacements Ltd. is selling that pattern for $50.00 for 5 pieces. So they would likely give you $25.00 per place setting. Except they currently show having 24 sets. It's a very pretty pattern.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:34:15 PM
This is a beautiful pattern. I am considering replacing our china that was destroyed along with vases from a recent move. Though covered by insurance, was still devastating none the less. Very nice!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:34:26 PM
Do you have to get rid of it right now? It's my understanding that "collectible" kinds of things are not moving very much at all right now because of the bad economy.

Can you just store it for a couple more yrs when perhaps things will be getting better economically and more people have extra to spend for "extras"?

Your pattern is so pretty and neutral, I can see lots of people liking it. It would look so nice for nearly any occasion - just change out the table linens and decor. It's really a timeless kind of pattern, IMHO!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:34:41 AM
I have my great grandma's Havalin china made before the factory fire. I will treasure those forever.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:06:41 AM
I would donate it.

If you store it for years how long and how much will it eventually be worth? Is your space (mental or physical) worth more?

I came into possession of a beautiful Homer Laughlin set. We are using it every day. I decided that for us I want to enjoy the "nice things" so my kids have memories of it. Not pull it out of storage years later.

I think the market for fine china sets is shrinking. I would enjoy it or donate it myself. You might also try CL if that's your thing.



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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:00:05 AM

I don't know about donating, but did you check replacements.com? I believe they buy old china.
They pay CRAP!

They offered me 1.00 a plate for a china set I was selling, and they had others of that pattern listed it on their site for 35.00 a plate! I ended up posting on Craigslist for that set and got quite a pretty penny from someone that could not afford Replacements, but wanted to complete their set.




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