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Silver Antique And Collectible

Anything old and silver! Both Sterling and Plate.

Members: 187
Latest Activity: Oct 10

resources for researching sterling and silver plate - patterns and more

http://www.sterlingshop.com/ - The silver shop

http://marks4antiques.com/ - Id Silver - sterling and plate marks

http://spoonplanet.com/ - The spoon Museum

http://www.leopardantiques.com/object/stock/list/category_uid/3 - Leopards Antique silver flatware

http://www.abesilverman.com/SilverFlatware2.html - Abe Silverman's Antique Shop

http://lizjewel.com/silver/place-serving-sizes.htm - And Excellent site to identify and to purchase replacement silver, both sterling and plated pieces.

Here are some good places to get you started in researching your silver and silverplate pieces, both flatware, Hollow ware, and spoons.

Discussion Forum

Double Swan Oval Silver Bowl 8 Replies

Started by Liz Bryman. Last reply by Liz Bryman Jun 2.

help on antique 3 Replies

Started by katherina martindale. Last reply by katherina martindale Feb 19.

ARGTO / 1000 Need help please... Winged Dragon Footed Bowl 7 Replies

Started by Lisa Larsen. Last reply by Lisa Larsen Feb 17, 2015.

Stumped..."WEBSTER MFG CO" Housemark with Portait? Pedestal Basket Eng. "Buckingham" 2 Replies

Started by Lisa Larsen. Last reply by Lisa Larsen Jan 25, 2015.

Silver pickle fork 1 Reply

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Oct 12, 2014.

Date and pattern for this "1847 Rogers Bros." flatware? 2 Replies

Started by Bradley. Last reply by Bradley Sep 24, 2014.

Crescent Silver Art Deco Set? 6 Replies

Started by GracefulAntiques. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Sep 1, 2014.

Help ID Hallmark on Silverplate Footed Domed Butter Dish 2 Replies

Started by Michelle Eagle. Last reply by Michelle Eagle Aug 3, 2014.

brass chandelier with capodimonte roses made in spain 3 Replies

Started by Debbra Sibbet. Last reply by Oralei May 11, 2014.

Can anyone ID these Spoons 2 Replies

Started by robin kelly. Last reply by Denise Murdock Apr 20, 2014.

Very old silver flatware 2 Replies

Started by Denise Murdock. Last reply by Denise Murdock Apr 19, 2014.

Rare Fork 5 Replies

Started by Michelle Eagle. Last reply by 0zk27d1vv0zud Jan 15, 2014.

Napkin Rings 2 Replies

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Lillian Dunbar Dec 1, 2013.

What is this ornate Sterling Silver piece 3 Replies

Started by robin kelly. Last reply by robin kelly Oct 17, 2013.

Please help identify this silver tray. 1 Reply

Started by Alex. Last reply by Jeff Guy Sep 4, 2013.

Sterling Silver 925 Peru Inca Design Spoons -- Thrift Store Purchase 2 Replies

Started by Mark D Swartz. Last reply by Mark D Swartz Jul 22, 2013.

Best polish for these? 2 Replies

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Jul 3, 2013.

Another odd plate mark

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Apr 14, 2013.

To clean or not to clean...old Walker and Hall A1 Silverplate 3 Replies

Started by Veronica L Pruitt. Last reply by Jeffrey Herman Apr 10, 2013.

I need some help on the hallmarks on this cup 4 Replies

Started by Tom Hughes. Last reply by Tom Hughes Jan 14, 2013.

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Comment by vicki hufstetler on October 10, 2017 at 5:01pm

Hi Lillian, I'm not sure those are hallmarks. I think they are emblems of a company. Go to: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate__menu.html

Be sure you are one the "silver plate" page. If they are well known and or USA, they should be pretty easy to spot. Good Luck!

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on October 9, 2017 at 4:40pm

I assume the bucket the kitty is sitting in is silver-plated, but it has some hallmarks I'd like identified.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 29, 2016 at 4:28pm

Silver salvaged from 1622 shipwreck headlining Jan. 14 sale
By: Antique Trader Antiques Auction News | December 28, 2016 http://www.antiquetrader.com/antiques/antiques-americana/shipwreck-...

Comment by House of Charm Antiques Southinc on September 17, 2016 at 9:05am

Kudos, Jeff! Just as I'm about run out of polish, too. Will you offer it for resale?

Comment by Jeffrey Herman on September 17, 2016 at 12:21am

Hello everyone! Great news – Herman's Simply Clean Collectors Silver Polish is now available...

https://www.hermans-silver-polish.com/index.htm

Comment by Jeremy Woodoff on June 27, 2016 at 1:42pm

The basket I saw at the flea market is identical to the one pictured below, made by Rogers Bros, although the mark on mine consists of an applied plaque and states "triple plate" rather than the quadruple plate of the example below. I've decided not to buy it even at $30, as I agree that typical replating is not really satisfactory (and expensive). It's too bad there isn't another option for a piece like this which has lost almost all of its silver. It is left looking like dull pewter at best.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 27, 2016 at 3:16am

Jeremy there is a bride's basket online for $125. USD. Only the handle looks like yours. It was probably made by the same company which was given as Meriden Silver Plating Co.

I agree. You'll ruin its intrinsic value if you replate it. Leave it alone if you plan to sell it.

Comment by Liz Bryman on June 26, 2016 at 6:48am

Originally the Bride's Basket was intended as a receptacle for the money gifts to the bridal couple  in envelopes or satchels deposited in it at the wedding reception. The bride herself did not carry it around by the handle but a bride's maid may have. As it filled up the gifts were quietly removed and safeguarded by trusted family members, mother, grandmother or an aunt of the bride. The fact that it is often not flat in the middle confirms that it was meant to hold bulky satchels with coins or jewelry. The basket itself was often a gift to the bridal couple and the bride's bouquet deposited on it after the ceremony if not used for gifts. Later it was exclusively used for flowers or small sweets at the reception and later in the home.

Comment by Jeremy Woodoff on June 25, 2016 at 8:14pm

I don't know, but they also seem to be called cake baskets. They really can't hold a cake, as the bottoms are not flat. Maybe for cookies or muffins?

Comment by Liz Bryman on June 25, 2016 at 7:17pm

Jeremy, do you know what the "bride's basket" was used for? Take a wild guess!

 

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