Dear Wally, I am interested in selling this flatware set so I am submitting a description and three photos for your appraisal.
DIRILYTE (golden) flatware:
Service of 12, initial “M”, plus additional pieces:
Dessert forks 12
Dessert spoons 12
Butter spreaders 11
Canape or oyster forks 12
Sugar spoon 1
Lg. serving fork 1
Serving spoons 2
Butter knife 1
Carving knife & fork set 1
Gravy ladle 1
AW says: That’s a sizable set which is good, that’s one thing I like about it, the fact that it has the serving pieces is a plus. I think having the case with it will help it out, especially if you sell it on eBay, see why in the selling tips.
One of the things that is a minus on this set is that it’s monogrammed, which tends to slow down the sale of such items. It’s manufactured by the Dirigold co.
Date range: 1950s
Retail value: $125-$150
Wholesale value: $75
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)
Quick sale value: $50
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.
Here are more Dirilyte Flatware values
Common trade terminology: Dirilyte Flatware, gold tone flatware, bronze flatware.
Here are my Selling tips: After conducting your Dirilyte flatware appraisal. If your considering selling this on eBay, I’d sell it with the box because it takes a great picture with the box. You may want to consider taking some pictures of it against a purple or blue background which looks great against gold.
In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page.
Care and storage tips: This actually has the same color all the way through and is not a “plated” flatware. The company is still in business and makes a special polish for their flatware.