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    • completelybroke
    • By completelybroke 6th Mar 18, 2:29 PM
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    Collectors plates help
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    Collectors plates help 6th Mar 18 at 2:29 PM
    Hi

    I am sorting my late father's estate and there are boxes and boxes and boxes of collectors plates.
    Other than ebay can anyone suggest a selling place for these collectors plates? Ebay doesn't seem t be an ideal selling place for these as it looks like they don't really sell.
    Very grateful for any ideas/help.
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 6th Mar 18, 2:33 PM
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    They don't really sell on eBay because something that looks like it could be rare when produced can be seen as quite prolific in the light of day (mass exposure) and no one can get rid of them.
    We've had people bring this up every now and then on various items, collectible badges I recall.
    They don't seem to go to well on car bnoot sales either. I would try facebook selling pages.
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    • completelybroke
    • By completelybroke 6th Mar 18, 2:36 PM
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    Thank you.
    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 6th Mar 18, 8:47 PM
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    It depends what they are. I have sold some collectors plates in complete sets but the majority are not worth much

    Have a look in completed items in eBay
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 6th Mar 18, 9:47 PM
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    Unless they are something that is in fashion, or highly popular they are probably worthless, it's a shame but that's how these things go. I still have probably near 100 in storage, none of them worth a bean and many of them from 'good'makers, in original postage boxes and with certificates, some still have the original invoices showing huge amounts paid , and yet I can't give them away.

    Strangely enough the last ones I saw fetch anything were more modern 'John Wayne' ones and looking at eBay they still sometimes make a few pounds a piece.
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 7th Mar 18, 8:28 AM
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    Everyone wants a collectible Elvis plate though don't they. OH COME ON NOW!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Collector-Plate-Elvis-Presley-Golden-Boy-from-Commemorating-The-King/263523376099?
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    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 7th Mar 18, 8:36 AM
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    Everyone wants a collectible Elvis plate though don't they. OH COME ON NOW!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Collector-Plate-Elvis-Presley-Golden-Boy-from-Commemorating-The-King/263523376099?
    Originally posted by ballisticbrian
    Funnily enough Elvis plates were some of the ones I sold but mine were much more tasteful with glass 'jewels' stuck on them
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    • By soolin 7th Mar 18, 9:09 AM
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    Funnily enough Elvis plates were some of the ones I sold but mine were much more tasteful with glass 'jewels' stuck on them
    Originally posted by charlies_mum
    Very tasteful indeed, no home should be without an Elvis plate with stuck on jewels.
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