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I have nice china in two patterns that my grandmother gave me when she moved.  They were never complete sets; I put the dinner plates, dessert plates, and soup bowl in rotation, along with two serving dishes and the teacups/saucers.  They are both blue-ish and sort of complement each other, and I'm fine using them, knowing they'll could break one by one just like all our other dishes.


There are a few tubs of pieces that I simply do not need or can't use.  I will have to look again -- there may be some nice serving dishes that I might keep a couple of -- but mostly it's extraneous.


I'd like to try to sell it and get some money for it.  The pattern is probably 30-40 years old and from Finland, so it's bound to be wanted by someone.


Where would you sell something like this?  I hate to think about having to package china up so it won't break.  Sounds like a scary prospect, LOL.


I could try Craigslist, but there is no true metropolitan area near us and results there are very hit or miss.


I remember there is a website where you can order individual pattern pieces, but do they buy from people?  Has anyone done that?


I'd like to get some money for this if I can.  There are a lot of matching pieces, just not pieces I need...  They are likely "collectible" patterns...???

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Try either one of these.  Also if you go to like a UPS or Pack N Ship type place they will do the 'packing' for you.  Obviously for a fee but at least you don't need to worry about it.

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Thank you!  Looks like I have enough here that I should at least get my money back on shipping, and maybe something more.  I'm going to do it.  I appreciate the links.

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