The Sears & Roebuck Company introduced a homewares brand in 1940 called “Harmony House” that used four colors that matched and were interchangeable. The Harmony House brand included paint, carpet, furniture, towels, lamps, mirrors and dishes, among other items. The Harmony House china was produced by several different manufacturers and is now considered a collectors item. There are a few ways to determine the value of Sears & Roebuck china.
Evaluate the condition of the china. China that is cracked, chipped or excessively worn will be of lesser value than pieces in good condition.
Identify the china piece, including the item name, design name and manufacturer's name. There are websites with lists of Harmony House china patterns and information, along with pictures. A couple of websites include Hill Housewares and Atoncer.
Look at different Harmony House items to get a sense of different item values. For instance, while a sugar bowl with a lid may be valued at around $7, a fine china platter may be valued at around $25.
Take individual items to an antique dealer or collector who specializes in china, specifically American china produced between 1940 and 1970. An expert can provide a specific appraisal price for each piece.
Evaluate online auction websites such as eBay or IOffer to see what price Sears & Roebuck china pieces are selling at. This will help give you a sense of current market value to people who are interested in the china items.
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