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Q&A on Collecting: Vintage dinnerware made in occupied Japan

Anne McCollam advises readers about the value of their antiques.

BY ANNE MCCOLLAM Published: February 4, 2013
Q&A on Collecting
Dinnerware made in occupied Japan

Q: This is a photo of a set of porcelain dinnerware that belonged to my mother. The set has 10 place settings, and each dish is marked “Occupied Japan — Royal Embassy — Atlanta.” There are no cups and saucers, and there are no salt or pepper shakers. The borders are decorated with blue designs and gold. I have heard that “modern people” do not use them because gold trimmed dishes cannot be placed in the microwave. I am planning to place the set for sale on the Internet and would like to know if $99 is a fair price. I appreciate “you’re being there” to solve these kinds of questions.

A: Anything marked...
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