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The marks on a silver tea set give information about its history and composition. Silver tea set markings usually include a maker's mark, and may include an assayer's mark and/or hallmark, as well as information about th... More »

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You can find the value of a silver-plate tea set by contacting an appraiser who specializes in such items. Furthermore, you need to make sure that the appraiser belongs to a respected organization such as either the Amer... More »

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As of 2016, individuals can purchase antique Japanese tea sets from Etsy.com and Lofty.com. Alibaba.com is another possibility for individuals who want to purchase antique-style pieces in bulk. EBay is also an option to ... More »

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