- And you will see the post.
- To me it doesn't look as old as the cartouche seems to indicate.
- My understanding is it is mid to late s antique as explained to me when given as a wedding present.
- Not everyone knows the value of the things they sell.
We're sharing a few examples of confounding silver marks from across the globe below. Even though the other pieces are still good, should we have the entire set replated? Your research is great and very helpful to trying to figure out who it possibly belonged to. Hi I looked at a lot of different Sites and haven't found the exact makers mark yet but close. For the carving set, because the handles are not made of precious metal we would not be able to provide a return on the deer horn handles that you describe.
It is probably silverplate. We have several other large, beautiful pieces that we know are silverplate, but these we are wondering about. Is this also a popular pattern? Any idea if it's sterling or silverplated, how old it is and what it's worth? In general because of the higher price and the fact that a customer wants people using their silver to know that it is sterling if it is american made it is marked sterling.
Any way to determine their value? Also, if lid or handle on your piece is something other than sterling, profile dating you would need to try and find only the weight of the sterling to get an accurate estimate. This means that this post will probably be edited several times. Every item made of silver must be sent to an Assay Office for testing. The knive blades are marked stainless steel?
- Otherwise for non-sterling, check to see what items are going for on eBay to get an idea about the value.
- Im trying to figure out the date and if it's worth anything.
- Are these items worth anything?
- Does it have a value as it is all in perfect shape other than needing a soft polish.
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Thank you so much for the reply. Your item was made by a silver plate company but is not plated it is a unique alloy created by the company and was sold as a lower grade item that skipped the plating process. No other letters or numbers Can anyone tell me what year it made or any other info. The America pattern runs into the mouth of the spoon.
My guess would put it at around if not older. There are lots of online sellers with their own stores and with Ebay stores and listings. This site is great for looking up markers. In our experience, most of the blades on these sets are made of a different, harder metal such as stainless steel.
The company originated about the time William of Orange left Flanders to become king of England. Any help would be appreciated. It is from New York or Ontario depending on when it was made. Can anyone please date it?
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In my opinion all of them - or most of them - are honoring the very first William Rogers, the guy who introduced the electroplating techniques in America. Louis Clock and Silverware Co. The laws governing silver hallmarking are very strict and if an item does not comply with a standard the item will not be hallmarked and will probably be destroyed.
Besides doing a few at home tests, you would really need your items looked at by a professional to know. Groups Give support, share information, and connect with fellow members. These companies formed, merged, separated, folded and absorbed by each other. Can you tell me what I have?
How can you determine if what you have is silver or not? Hi, dating generation y I've been researching the F. New Haven Conn with the number below the mark.
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In most cases the pattern would help in dating but this one does not. Rogers, Oneida Ltd go by pattern number as to whether or not they are sterling. Everything started back in s with William Rogers and a couple of guys.
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The plating is about all gone looks like brass base metal. Later the trademark was used by International Silver Company. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Happy New Year and God Bless!
Usually I find silverplate or silver on copper etc but not with this one. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared. Ive scoured the internet for info, but to no avail. Any help is greatly appreciated.
The piece in question is a silver tray on pedistal base with ornate side handles and swing handle. Home Latest Updates Forum Valuations. If you use any information here please leave a link to the post for others.
My daughter found a set for sale she wants. We would recommend trying to separate out the sterling from plated pieces you have. The second one is a large, round tray. Can you tell me when these pieces were made? When I go looking I always look for it to say sterling or to have a sterling mark.