1970's Denby Castile/England dinnerware set care

by Rob
(Salina, KS)

My wife and I have a complete set of this pottery from mid 1970's that we have never used, can you tell me if it can be used in the microwave or dishwasher even though the underside of the dishes does not specify. Also could you give me a ballpark value of a set of around 65 pieces?

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Nov 08, 2015
Care and Value of Denby Dinnerware
by: Misty

Hi Rob,

I haven't seen this pattern in person, so I can't tell you whether or not it is dishwasher and microwave safe. It doesn't look like it has metallic trim, so it probably is, but if it isn't stamped dishwasher/microwave safe, I would be hesitant to risk it. You might try contacting Denby directly for that information.

As far as value, I have seen standard dinnerware pieces selling from $14 to $30 per piece. The serving pieces are selling for more, from $70 to $200 for casserole dishes, teapots, etc. The value of what you have really depends on the individual pieces. For a full set of 65 standard dinnerware pieces with no damage, a fair price would be $1,000 to $1,500, more if some of your pieces are serving dishes.

If you want to sell it, I suggest listing it on eBay at a high-end "Buy it Now" price. If it doesn't sell, you would likely make more money selling it piece by piece.

You can check out the selling prices by searching for Denby Castile on eBay.

I hope this information helps! It is a beautiful pattern. I would keep it if I owned it.


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