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Who is a typical buyer of collectible dishes?

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Typical buyers of collectible dishes are collectors who want plates for certain reasons, such as the historical significance of a dish, its aesthetic appeal or its antique value. Some collectors also buy dishes from well-known manufacturers, dishes made by notable artists or dishes that feature a specific theme.

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Buyers of collectible dishes often visit online auction sites and scour flea markets, antique malls or specialty stores to find valuable pieces for their collection, especially those that come in boxes and with certificates of authenticity. A number of online collectible sites also buy rare or valuable dishes to stock up their inventories. Companies that have collector plates that are highly in demand include the Bradford Exchange, Franklin Mint and Royal Copenhagen, as of 2015.

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