Sell Your China

Do we buy china?

We are very sorry, but we are not able to your china from you, However if you read our tips below it will give you some guidance on how to sell your china for the best price.

Where else could I sell my china?

Try your local auction house, most will give a free valuation and hold general and specialist regular auctions. Expect fees totalling around 24% of the hammer price,

Alternatively you could approach antique dealers in your local area, and ask them if they would be willing to buy it from you.

You may also like to consider selling it on a local, national or international sales platform such as ebay, etsy or facebook marketplace, you will get closer to the retail prices, but expect to wait for a buyer and make sure you mention any condition issues or damage as under distance selling buyers will expect a free return if its not 100% as advertised and delivered in 1 piece.

How to sell your china 

Please read the information below about how to sell your china 

How to sell vintage and antique china

Selling vintage china can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it requires a bit of research and effort to get the best price for your items. Remember that selling vintage china can take time and effort, but with the right approach, you can find buyers who appreciate and value these beautiful pieces of history.

Here are some steps you can take to sell your vintage china:

  1. Research: Before selling your vintage china, it's important to research its value. Look up the patterns and manufacturers online, and check prices on auction sites and antique shops to get an idea of the market value. You can also consult with appraisers and experts in the field for a more accurate appraisal.
  2. Determine condition: Assess the condition of your vintage china carefully. Note any chips, cracks, or other damage, as this will affect the value.
  3. Decide where to sell: There are many options for selling vintage china, including online marketplaces like eBay and Etsy, antique shops, consignment shops, flea markets, and auctions. Choose the option that best fits your needs and goals.
  4. Set a price: Based on your research and the condition of the items, set a fair and reasonable price. Be prepared to negotiate with buyers, and consider offering discounts for bulk purchases.
  5. Advertise: Create attractive and informative listings with clear photos and detailed descriptions of the patterns and manufacturers. Highlight any unique or rare pieces, and include any relevant information about the history or provenance of the items.
  6. Package and ship: Once you have a buyer, carefully package the items to ensure they arrive safely. Use sturdy packing materials and consider adding insurance for valuable pieces.

Remember that selling vintage china can take time and effort, but with the right approach, you can find buyers who appreciate and value these beautiful pieces of history.

How much is my china worth?

The value of vintage china can vary depending on its condition, rarity, and historical significance. It's important to do thorough research to get an accurate idea of its value before selling.

Researching the value of your china can be done in a few different ways:

  1. Online research: Start by searching for the manufacturer and pattern of your china on online marketplaces like eBay and Etsy, as well as antique shops' websites. Look for items similar to yours and note their prices. This can give you an idea of the current market value. If you do not know the pattern start with a google image search on the manufacturer to see if you identify the pattern.
  2. Antique shops and appraisers: Visit antique shops or consult with an appraiser who specializes in vintage china. Your local auction house is a good place to start. They can provide expert knowledge and insights into the value of your pieces based on their condition, rarity, and historical significance.
  3. Reference books: Look for reference books on vintage china that include price guides and information on manufacturers and patterns. These can be found at libraries or purchased online or at bookstores.
  4. Auction results: Check auction results for similar pieces of vintage china to see what prices they have sold for in the past. This information can be found on auction house websites or in specialized auction result databases.
  5. Online valuation services: There are online valuation services that specialise in providing appraisals for vintage china. Some of these services may charge a fee, but they can be helpful if you need a quick and accurate appraisal. We do not currently offer this servcice.