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Royal Albert - Moonlight Rose Mini Sugar and Creamer

Posted Thursday, March 16 by Brian

My mother didn't want to collect the same thing as everybody else. She shopped with a friend who collected bone china cups and saucers and also did not want to compete with her. So, she collected bone china sugar bowls and creamers. Are they really worth anything? She has about 20 different sets. Thanks for your opinion, Marsha
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I applaud your mother's creativity in solving two problems at once. The particular set I decided to show is called a "mini" or individual sugar and creamer. These are generally smaller than the full size sets that would go on the table for a large dinner, and are used for serving with tea or coffee when it is just 2 or 3 people.

This set is in the Moonlight Rose pattern by Royal Albert. It is a color variation of their very popular Old Country Roses pattern. The design is the same, but the roses are blue and blue/pink instead of red and yellow.

Many English companies made the mini sugar and creamers in bone china, including Royal Albert, Aynsley, Shelley, Hammersley, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood and many more. Not all of the others are of high quality or design, but they are usually less expensive as well.

The ones by the better names listed above tend to be in the $40-$60 range per set, some can be even higher. Original retail price, quality and the specific pattern all contribute to determining price. Sets by the less expensive maufacturers can range from $15 to $30 per set.

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