Need help with a few items from my mother-in law's estate

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  1. diannbuirge

    diannbuirge New Member

    PXL_20231210_222542351.jpg PXL_20231210_222551738.MP.jpg PXL_20231210_222620841.jpg PXL_20231210_222628362.jpg PXL_20231210_222720507.jpg PXL_20231210_222734938.jpg PXL_20231210_222744978.jpg PXL_20231210_222751884.jpg PXL_20231210_222756947.jpg PXL_20231210_222803312.jpg I have no idea if these items are worth anything -- any help would be appreciated!
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    we don't do values here......but.... try replacements .com to see if your items appear there....nd there are collectors of S&P sets !!!
     
  3. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Well-Known Member

    I suggest you use the information you already have on the bottom of the objects, as well as googles image search feature and you’ll get a lot of the information you’re asking for. Also eBay sold prices will let you know the approximate values. Best use of this antiques.com site is probably when you can’t identify something.
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    You're fortunate in that all your pieces are well marked. A good suggestion above to go to eBay. Completed listings will provide you with those that have ended without being sold and those that have sold. That will give you an idea of both collector demand and value. Here, for instance, is Completed listings for Hammersley sugar & cream sets. And then compare what's on offer against Active listings. There are currently 134 which would lead one to think that there is a wide offering but most go unsold, even at modest prices, due to low collector interest. Of course, that's a general statement as there are lots of variables such as the pieces' age, pattern and condition.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr..._sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&LH_Complete=1&_sop=13

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=hammersley+sugar+cream&_sacat=0&LH_PrefLoc=2&_sop=-1&_fsrp=1

    Debora
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  6. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    It would be helpful to know where in the world you are located, this is an international forum.
    As an American collector of vintage English china, they are pretty little things but I see nothing of significant value among the items shown, ie: nothing I personally would pay over $5-10 for, if even that. All appear mid-20th century-ish.
    JMHO, of course. :)
     
  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Seconded. Another American here, and pieces like that in my neck of the woods are often donated to thrift stores because they just sat at an estate sale or tag sale.
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The same here in the Netherlands.
     
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  9. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  10. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    The china market is very "depressed" value-wise these days. If you have a local online selling site or even FaceBook Marketplace that might be advantageous rather than ebay or the like. Shipping costs would likely be more than the items sell for.
     
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