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Silver Antique And Collectible

Anything old and silver! Both Sterling and Plate.

Members: 157
Latest Activity: Mar 27

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

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

Discussion Forum

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Napkin Rings 2 Replies

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Can anyone ID these Spoons 1 Reply

Started by robin kelly. Last reply by robin kelly Oct 29, 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.

Tiffany & Co Paris Eugene Michaut mark on cranberry glass and silver jam? jar 3 Replies

Started by Margo Giroux. Last reply by Heather Tobin Dec 21, 2012.

Monteith Bowl Research and Study 8 Replies

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Silver Sterling (Stuffing?) spoon marked 9 Replies

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Magnus Aase, Bergen - Demitasse Sterling "Anitra" Pattern 2 Replies

Started by kate lalor. Last reply by kate lalor Oct 23, 2012.

Silver Container IKEDA-GUMI CO LTD 1947 2 Replies

Started by Jonathan Fears. Last reply by Jonathan Fears Jul 28, 2012.

International Silver - Lovelace Pattern Basket Vase

Started by kate lalor May 5, 2012.

Tiffany letter opener-anyone seen one? 9 Replies

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Mar 23, 2012.

Coin Silver Spoons, how/where to sell? 3 Replies

Started by Adria. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Mar 18, 2012.

Mustard Pot or what? 3 Replies

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Deb Jani Jan 31, 2012.

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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on July 20, 2011 at 8:18pm

Jeff,

After I posted this I spent another 2 hours looking at hundreds of corner chairs.  Nothing resembles this. The date you suggest might work, but I think it's older, 1850-70s; dunno why, just a gut feeling. Might be the casters. Casters were put on furniture so the furniture could be rolled off the carpet which was then taken outside and beaten (cleaned). This was before vacuum cleaners (& electricity) was invented. And telephones, I might add.

Thanks for your input.

Tom

 

Comment by House of Charm Antiques Southinc on July 20, 2011 at 5:30pm

Only that I don't think I had much to add to the analysis of Tom's chair-wood types, age etc.I guess there are no stupid questions especially with antiques where so much is a mystery/debatable. It really is a treasure hunt.

 

jeff

Comment by EJ on July 20, 2011 at 4:32pm
Hello, House of Charm, I'm sorry to ask this but what exactly do you mean by "from the school of the obvious"? I'm trying to learn here and nothing seems obvious? Sorry. Eric
Comment by House of Charm Antiques Southinc on July 19, 2011 at 7:22pm
I never claim to be an expert as x is an unknown and a spurt is a drip under pressure but your chair, from the school of the obvious, looks 1880-1900 American mahog or maple(or both), machine carved bandsaw splatback. I think it was a telephone chair for a corner somewhere and not on a ship. I think it was made to fit into a spot next to a stairwell with a similar motif, next to a phone perhaps. It is a conundrum. I have one somewhere as wacky-will post when I find it in the furniture section.
Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on July 19, 2011 at 6:25pm

Are you a furniture expert?  I bought a corner chair in Spokane 9 years ago. To date I haven't been able to identify it. Previous owner said it came off a steam ship that went aground off the Oregon coast.  I can't see casters on a ship...chair would roll all over the place! But design looks a lot like an old side wheeler steamboat. Also known as a Nursing Chair.

Chair has been re-upholstered.  No marks on it anywhere. Bottom is jute stapled to wood.

Any help you can give me Charm, or others, would be appreciated.

Tom

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on July 19, 2011 at 5:32pm

Charm, write it down this time...

ICE CREAM FORK. (not spoon). St. Dunstan pattern 1909.

5-5/8" length (Double check your measurements). Replacements Code under St. Dunstan is ICF. Value $79.95 X 8 = $639.60.

Tom

Comment by House of Charm Antiques Southinc on July 19, 2011 at 5:32pm
I hope I can help out with furniture for you all as much as you do in here...
Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on July 19, 2011 at 4:56pm

Replacements.com silver shows many of Tiffany's pieces. When you open the link look on the left-hand margin in dark blue and click on that. It will open to various design pictures, several pages of them. You can find your pattern name and maybe the name of the item too.  Link:

http://www.replacements.com/silver/TIS.htm
Comment by vicki hufstetler on July 19, 2011 at 2:51pm

Well, Charm in the case of anything "Tiffany" you will find the basic value increses by quite a bit - just because of the name on it. Check out a similar set online to find the value.

Perhaps the base price Tom's provided is an excellent way to begin an online auction value? But, I'm near possitive it would well exceed that!

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on July 19, 2011 at 1:44pm

Fast foods call em "sporks". Not a Grapefruit spoon.

17 troy ounces X price of silver per ounce, X purity of silver (sterling is 92.5) = value of silver. Example:

17 x $35. x 92.5% = $550. less smelter's or broker's commission (3-25%). 

If your silver has monograms,  the value is decreased.

 

 

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