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Jim Stringer

I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at I also author a blog at and write articles about silver at ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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2017-03-12 reed and barton francis 1 sterling flatware:

Hello.    I am not aware of a silver plate version of Francis I.     Are your butter spreaders of the "flat handle" variety where the entire knife is one continuous piece of sterling? If so, the "Sterling"

2017-02-27 A1 Viceroy Plate - Made in England:

Hello.    I am not personally familiar with the Viceroy brand but I have found some information that might help.    "Viceroy" was a brand name used by National Silver Company of New York. I understand

2017-02-24 Need help identifying:

Hello.    I have not been able to match this to a specific manufacturer and pattern. Pictures posted on this site lose some of the detail. Your pattern resembles many patterns from many manufacturers which

2017-02-08 Flatware pieces & value:

Hello.    The first step is to identify the manufacturer. Let's hope there are words or symbols on the back that identify the manufacturer. Here is a very helpful site: . You'll

2017-01-24 antique silverware found:

Hello.    Normally, I have good luck identifying patterns here: . I also have reference books that help. However, I have been unable to identify

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