Club Appraisal Policy

The Pickard Collectors Club is a non-profit organization of individual private collectors. Our primary purpose is to gather and add to the base of knowledge about Pickard China. As such, we are not in a position to offer appraisals. If you need to identify a pattern or an artist’s signature and cannot find it in the Gallery of photos in this Website, you may write the Web Manager for assistance, being sure to include photos.

If, however, you are looking to determine the current monetary value of your piece(s) of Pickard China for either sale or insurance purposes, we suggest the following:

  1. Contact a reputable antiques dealer in your area and ask for a referral to an Appraiser.
  2. Search online for porcelain appraisers. These services will charge a minimum fee to evaluate your item through photographs.
  3. Watch completed auctions on ebay and other Internet auction sites. There is an extensive variety of patterns, artists, and porcelain shapes that have successful sales on auction sites. Watching what is sold (not just the asking price) will give you a fair idea of any comparable piece you might have.
  4. If the piece is not hand painted, and/or has a known pattern name or number, you may find it on Replacements, Ltd website or other e-commerce stores. Their asking prices are a good idea of current retail value.
  5. Consult a copy of Alan Reed's Encyclopedia of Pickard China, keeping in mind that the prices given were valid for the two publishing dates of 1995 and 2000 (updated version).