Q&A on Collecting: Dinnerware to go daughter

Anne McCollam advises readers about the value of their antiques.
BY ANNE MCCOLLAM Published: November 5, 2012
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Q&A ON COLLECTING

Dinnerware to go to daughter

Q: This mark is on a service for an eight-set of dinnerware that I have. It originally belonged to my great-grandmother. The dishes are decorated with multi-colored floral bands against a white background. On the back of each dish are the words “Sunrise Dinnerware.” Since I plan to pass the set down to my daughter, we would like to know more about its history, age and value.

A: Homer Laughlin China Company made your dinnerware. They had factories in East Liverpool, Ohio and Newell, W.Va. The number “17 — N” shows your set was made around 1907 at their Newell plant. Sunrise Dinnerware was sold through Sears and Montgomery Ward. Laughlin China is still in business.

If you had to replace or insure your service for eight set of dinnerware, its value would probably be $300 to $500.

Address your questions to Anne McCollam, P.O. Box 247, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

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