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Silver Antique And Collectible

Anything old and silver! Both Sterling and Plate.

Members: 187
Latest Activity: on Monday

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 3 Replies

Started by Liz Bryman. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Apr 26.

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 GracefulAntiquesVtg. 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 January 4, 2009 at 4:18pm
Wow Pam! I think you know your stuff! Thank you so much for joining us here! The thing I most like to look for on old sterling is hallmarks. Most are Gorham, that I have found, but I have been very lucky buying lots of old silver at auctions. If they don't check it carefully there are usually a few good treasures inside! My last great find was a Gothic Sterling silver Serving spoon, it was beautiful with a hand form as the top and high detail, this was a gorham too, early Victorian era. I sold that one spoon for almost $400 - Quadrupled my box lot cost! I have a bunch of plate flatware, I want to share with the group as soon as I get a minute to take more pics. Thanks again, Vicki
Comment by Pam Locashio on January 4, 2009 at 1:50pm
Research, Research, Research. One of the best clues is the style of the piece. Knowing the styles of a particular period will help in identifying your piece. What does the item weigh? Does it seem a bit heavy for what it is- then it probably plated. Lighter weight items could be sterling. Look for markings some where. Most silver plated items are marked on the bottom. American sterling pieces may be weighted in the bottom with plaster or concrete, especially compotes, footed candy dishes, salt and peppers. They will also be marked 'sterling weighted' and the company that made them. EPNS is Electric Plated Nickel Silver. Sterling over copper is considered plated also. Foreign marks may be a bit harder to find. Most will be found on the sides or rims of pieces and will be a series of individual stamped marks. You might see lions, anchors, moons stars, fox heads, sheilds and numbers. Learn the standards for sterling of the various countries. For instance the US standard is 925, but some European countries is 800, 830, or 850. Mexico sterling can be 925 or 980, and will most likely say sterling or 925s.
There are several books with the various silver marks. Find one that works well for you. There is a web site www.925-1000.com that has lots of good information too.
Comment by rescuelifeproducts on January 3, 2009 at 9:33pm
Hi Vicki, I appreciate you invite. I started my research some year ago on the study of siver and silver hallmarks because living in the south, I was often asked question about the age of silver item that would often appear in sales, especially the estate sales and some yard sales.

I was to great degree on my own because at that time people were not using the internet as much as today.
I believed that it would be possible to find out anything that you wanted to learn if give enough time and resources.
I believe that my time spent was well spent because I have in many ways master the study of antique silver and their makers.
I don't belive in giving quick answers as there were some items that were intentionally made to deceive or altered to indicate a diffent maker.
I will do my best on this site to be of assistance in finding out the truth about the items we discuss or investigate.
If mistakes develope, I welcome the corrections offered by others who might join this group.
Thanks again for the invite.
from rescuelifeproducts, a liveperson researching in an active internet of antique lovers.
 

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