Request a Quote
   
Many of the IADM's member-dealers are active buyers. To request a quote for your pieces, choose the category of dinnerware you wish to sell:
   
  China (fine china, bone china, stoneware)
  Glassware (crystal, depression glass, milk glass, barware)
  Flatware (stainless, silverplate, sterling)
   
   

How to Sell China to a Matching Service
   

1. Please be sure you wish to sell the china before you submit it to anyone as being for sale.

2. Note the manufacturer and pattern name of the china you wish to sell. You can find this information on the back of a dinner plate, salad plate, or bread and butter plate. If there is a number, note that also. If this information is not apparent on any of these pieces, a picture and/or detailed description will be of great help in identifying the china.

3. Note the color of the china. (white or cream) Note the colors in the pattern. Sometimes a pattern comes in several colors.

4. Note the quantity of each type of piece available for sale. (ie.8 dinner, 4 salads, 2 cups and 4 saucers)

5. Note the condition of each piece. Cracks, chips, crazing (black scale-like lines in the glaze), worn gold or platinum, faded pattern, knife marks, discoloration.

Please note: Most matching services make the best offer they can. They do not cover extra costs such as packing, shipping and insurance. These costs are your responsibility. Each matching service may provide their own guidelines as to the best way to package china for shipping, but the following are generally excepted guidelines:

To ship, wrap each dinner plate in three sheets of newspaper (or similar protection, e.g. single layer of bubble wrap) and use equivalent wrapping for the other pieces. (Keep lids attached to the piece they go with.) Pack securely in a small box, such as a liquor box. You may pack the pieces as you would stack them, but make sure other pieces, e.g. vegetable bowls, cups, do not touch each other. Use plenty of paper between those. Then place that box in a larger box with at least three inches of packing material (crumpled newspaper or plastic peanuts) around all sides of the smaller box. PLEASE NOTE This "double boxing" is your best protection against damage. It may take a number of boxes. None should weigh more than 20 pounds, since weight itself can contribute to shipping damage. Number the boxes (1 of 3, 2 of 3 etc.). Preferably ship UPS or USPS. (Be aware that taking boxes to UPS pick up points, e.g. "Post Box" stores, adds significantly to the cost of shipping. UPS usually will pick up for a small charge.)

 

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