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Treasure Hunt 05/22/2018


05/23/18



 Dear Donna,

I have a circa late 1930s or early ’40s set of china. It is a full service for 12. The stamp reads King Fine China, and it is trimmed in 22-karat gold. I’m trying to assign an approximate value and determine if it is best moved to a collectibles shop, or if it is destined for consignment. Any insights you could provide would be most helpful.
John
 
Dear John,
I am sorry, but I can’t be of much help for you. Your dishes are a tough sale in today’s world. With the 24-karat  gold not suitable for microwaves, that was about the end for them. They were very popular in the 1940s.
I can remember when I was a child seeing those sets in my own family’s china cabinets. Not so much these days — I don’t even see many china cabinets. But I am sure there is a home for them.
The value on a set like yours would be under $100, and that might even be generous. If you can find someone to use and love them that would be priceless. 
 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 

 






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