(Closed) What to do with…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee

If they are real silver I would suggest to selling them. Good luck.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d either advertise & sell them; or donate them to Good Will. There are lots of Mercy Unlimiteds that have furniture stores.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sell them! People like real silver. They’re very antique. I’d buy a nice chest for them and save themt hough–we bust out the real silver occassionally and it’s always nice.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

and you could always try craigslist

do a search first and see how much people have listed pieces of silverware before to set your price.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

You should donate them to a thrift store that supports a charity.  They have people who will polish them and sell them.  And you’ll get a tax deduction.

Selling them is quite a bit of work, but could yield lots of $$!  Try contacting a place like Replacements, people frequently look for pieces to replace those that get chewed up in the garbage disposal or get accidentally tossed out.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sell them or donate them.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Does he know what patterns they are, or anything?  If it’s sterling silver, it could be worth quite a lot, so I wouldn’t go donating it to the closest thrift shop so quickly (if anything, find out what it’s worth and sell it to a collector, then donate that money back to the thrift shop.)  Otherwise, I’d suggest maybe taking it to an estate dealer/consolidator, to see if they want to buy the collection.

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