What to do with old chinaware?

china saucer in paperPack Rat emails:

I'm currently in the process of un-stuffing my house, and some of that stuff is old china that found its way to me from various family members. I can't imagine ever using it, but I'm not sure what exactly to do with it. I looked online and it appears that at least some of the stuff has some value. But really I'd just be happy for it to go someplace where it's used and appreciated.
Any suggestion on places in the Capital Region where it could be sold or donated?

There is probably so much stuff like this in so many attics and basements.

Got a suggestion for PR? Please share!

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Put it on craigslist for free
Give it to Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
Garage Sale

You can sell it to replacements.com, but their prices are very low, especially when you look at what they sell them for. They don't take everything; you figure out what the pattern is on their website (they'll help if you can't find it) and ask them for a quote.

You could possibly also sell it through a consignment store, say, Ben's Jammin' Treasures or Something Olde, Something New.

The Habitat Restore on Fuller Road now has a home goods/knickknacks section--perfect place to donate stuff like that.

I had an artist friend use some broken china plates we had, that had some meaning to us, re-purpose them into a mosaic frame for a mirror.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Albany usually collects donations of gently-used housewares to help newcomers get established.

http://www.refugees.org/about-us/where-we-work/albany/

Historic Albany Foundation has a yearly fundraiser & silent auction at their event called Moveable Fest . The proceeds collected go on to further their preservation efforts in Albany. Call 518 465 0876 for further information.

The Treasure Chest on Hamilton and S. Swan in Albany. Proceeds directly benefit the Albany Damien Center which supports people affected by HIV/AIDS.

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