I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... 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..........
Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.
Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland
Of course, I enjoy buying and selling sterling pieces. But I also enjoy the lasting beauty of the pieces.
I learn something new with every piece I touch. Since they are all previously owned, each piece has its own unique character.
Are newer pieces inferior to older pieces of the same pattern from the same manufacturer? If so, have corporate buyouts been the culprits. Selling your sterling pieces for scrap.
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Hi. Look at the "Violet" pattern on this page: http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/SPPatterns/SLGHRogers2.html That's the closet pattern I've found. You may also find this pattern listed under Oneida
Hello. More often than not, the chest is not the same as the brand of the flatware. I need to see a picture of what's on the back of a fork or spoon as well as a picture of the front of a fork or spoon
Hello. I am not familiar with "R. B. Rogers". Could it be "F. B. Rogers"? Since the word, "Sterling", does not appear on the backs of pieces like forks and spoons, this set is most likely made of silver
Hello. The three little marks above the word, "Sterling", appear to be those of Gorham Co. used before around 1950. The pattern appears to be "Luxembourg". I imagine the "BB&B" represents Bailey, Banks
Hello. This looks like the Reed & Barton English Crown pattern. It is made of silver plate. "Mirrorstele" is Reed & Barton's trade name for stainless steel used for the knife blades. An individual