China is a classic heirloom piece that is traditionally passed on from one generation to the other. These types of china are often old enough to be out of production. China, however, is very sensitive and it is common for fine china to eventually get chipped or broken especially while moving house or while cleaning the china. If your china gets damaged, you can track down more -- or just sell what what you have. Here’s how.
- Assess the value of the pieces. First of all, you need to determine whether you can actually buy and sell the china. Consider the significance of the china for your family. There are some families that have china that has been passed on for more than ten generations. In this case, keeping chipped china may be better than wholly selling them to buy a new set. If your china is very valuable for the family, you should consider looking for replacements instead.
- Replacements. Although discontinued china is very difficult to find in the market, and most of the similar types of china will be equally chipped because of old age, it is still possible for you to get repairs and replacements. Replacements Limited, for example, is a company that specializes in fixing old china. The company has a wide range of patterns and prints in stock which you can choose from. Of course, there are also plenty of fine china that has been made to order, which means that there will be no available stocks and prints anywhere. In this case, you can choose to register your china. The company will then notify you when they have already prepared replacements for your china.
- Selling your china. If the fine china in your home is not an invaluable heirloom, you can choose to sell them. There are replacement houses that will buy your fine china. The replacement houses will then use the china to repair other pieces of china. Keep in mind, however, that you need to choose your buyer very carefully, since there are no standardized pricing when it comes to china. Some companies will purchase your china at a better rate than others. If you are hoping to make some profit from your discontinued china, make sure that you wait for the best offer.
- Auctioning your china. Finally, also consider auctioning the china either in online websites such as eBay and Craigslist, or at a local auction house. Usually, auctioning discontinued china will give you better money since people will compete for your china. Make sure, however, that your china is of high quality, since people in auction houses will really examine your china to make sure that it’s worth their money. As much as possible, you should also try conducting your auctions locally, so that you will no longer have to worry about the possible damage that shipping can bring on your goods. When buying china at auction houses, also make sure that you carefully examine the china first.
Discontinued china that comes with very intricate and one-of-a-kind designs can be sold for a very good price. These steps should help you sell your china.