I just read this Penny Hoarder article on selling old dishes and china. From those I've talked to, having an old set of china lying around is more common than I realized. I have a couple hundred pieces of china my grandparents procured from postwar Germany. Even though it's beautiful stuff, I'm all for finding a new home for it. But I can't just give it away or donate it to a thrift store. So, it's currently sitting boxed up in a storage unit after dragged it across the country during a move a few years ago.
Sadly, each piece in my set is white with a gold rim, so not microwave or dishwasher safe – i.e. a lot less valuable than, say, something with a flower pattern, according to the article.
My question is: What's the best way to unload an old set of china? Should I sell the whole set or am I better selling it piece by piece? Have you used replacements.com or eBay to sell antique dishes or is finding a local buyer the way to go?