What it worth? Dirilyte flatware appraisal

Dirilyte flatware

Phil asks:


Dear Wally, I am interested in selling this flatware set so I am submitting a description and three photos for your appraisal.

DIRILYTE (golden) flatware:


Service of 12, initial "M", plus additional pieces:

Knives 12

Forks 12

Teaspoons 12

Dessert forks 12

Dessert spoons 12

Butter spreaders 11

Canape or oyster forks 12

Sugar spoon 1

Lg. serving fork 1

Serving spoons 2

Butter knife 1

Carving knife & fork set 1

Gravy ladle 1

Wally, I am planning to include the case shown in the photos (recently purchased), but will not include it if it really does not change the value of the set.
Also, I attempted to take a close-up photo of the initial "M" but I could not get a clear image on my digital camera.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance!






AW says: That's a sizable set which is good, that's one thing I like about it, the fact that it has the serving pieces is a plus. I think having the case with it will help it out, especially if you sell it on eBay, see why in the selling tips.

One of the things that is a minus on this set is that it's monogrammed, which tends to slow down the sale of such items. It's manufactured by the Dirigold co.

Date range:

Retail value: $125-$150

Wholesale value: $75
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $50
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common trade terminology: Dirilyte Flatware, gold tone flatware, bronze flatware.


Selling tips: If your considering selling this on eBay, I'd sell it with the box because it takes a great picture with the box. You may want to consider taking some pictures of it against a purple or blue background which looks great against gold.

In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page.

Care and storage tips: This actually has the same color all the way through and is not a "plated" flatware. The company is still in business and makes a special polish for their flatware.