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What's it worth? On Antiques & Collectables.

Byline: JAMIE BREESE

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One of the clients I care for has a batch of Royal Celebration Ales. He has 48 bottles from the 1981 wedding of Charles and Diana, and the same number marking the Queen's 1977 Silver Jubilee. They are in prime condition, kept out of sunlight and never moved! Can you give him a valuation? Lauren Bea, via email

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This spans two areas of collecting - Breweriana and Royal Commemoratives. Firstly, you'd need to check whether selling is subject to laws regarding the sale of alcohol. Value wise, it really is small beer, I'm afraid. A bottle of Greene King or Banks would be PS2 to PS15 each. A slice of the Charles and Diana wedding cake can, however, make PS1,000!

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My Denby tea and dinner service has dozens of pieces decorated with the Greenwheat pattern, in good condition, and carefully packaged. What's it worth? Lucy Bertwell, Maidstone, Kent

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These are from the mid-1950s and were designed by Albert Colledge. Greenwheat was discontinued in 1976 and has built up a bit of a cult following. Dinner sets can make a couple of hundred pounds at auction. Breaking a set up sometimes makes more money.

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casserole dish in mint condition can make PS20 but a whole set may go for only PS100 or less.

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We found these scissors while clearing my mother's house and believe they were owned by our grandfather, a tailor, then used by our father - a painter and decorator. They were made by Thomas Turner at the Suffolk Works in Sheffield, and we wondered whether they are worth anything. Gilly Williams, via email

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Well, seeing as we're talking scissors, let's cut to the chase. Yes, they are collectable and probably worth PS50 to PS75. In its heyday, Turner - which merged with Viners in 1952 - employed 1,000 staff, also producing saws, files, razors and similar tools.

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