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I am looking to sell a 158 piece Gorham Hunt Club 1930R sterling flatware set monogrammed with the letter "W".  This set includes 12 full place settings and several serving pieces. It has been kept in a Pamilla Silver Tray. Is there a market for this set of flatware with the monogram?  If so, what would you suggest?  Thank you for your assistance.

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Hi, Shelley.

Yes, you can sell a monogrammed set but the sale price may be reduced when compared to an unmonogrammed set. The reduction is not as great these days compared to a couple of years ago because the price of commodity silver has risen so much.

The best price is often paid by someone who wants a set for personal use. The problem is finding such a buyer. eBay and Craigslist are two possibilities.

If you have time, I recommend getting several offers before you decide. www.replacements.com and www.antiquecupboard.com are two places to start. I'll be happy to make an offer if you will send an inventory of pieces and their lengths to GeorgiaSilver@bellsouth.net. If there are antique dealer shows in your area, take a sample from your set along with the inventory to such a show. At large shows, several silver dealers might show up. You might get a few offers on one day. Also, go to my blog, www.SilverChatter.com. You'll find ads from people who buy silver.

Feel free to ask a follow up question as you proceed through the process.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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