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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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"
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
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
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: http://www.925-1000.com/ . You'll
Hello. Normally, I have good luck identifying patterns here: http://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Msc/SterlSP.html . I also have reference books that help. However, I have been unable to identify