By Walt Kolenda

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What's it Worth? Appraisal of Thai bronze flatware set

thai flatware Nicola asks:

have had this set since my father died. It is from my great grandfather and have no idea what it is. I have thought it might be pieces to eat desert it is in it’s original box and still had tissue around it. I would appreciate an idea of what it is and what it might be worth.

Thank you Nicola

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW says: These were popular sets with soldiers serving overseas. They would often buy them and send them home to loved ones. It’s an elegant flatware set with service pieces for desserts. Yours is of very good quality, and gets points for being in the original box and in excellent condition.

Date range: 1940-60
  $350
(top price)

Retail value:

Wholesale value: $175
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $95
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Thai bronze flatware

In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page, and to bookmark it via your favorite bookmarking service.
Care and storage tips: There is actually a special polish and process for cleaning such a set. Obviously, yours is not in need of it now, but should it need cleaning, you’ll want to be aware of this and used the proper method.

 

Here is a link to a page that provides info on polish information.