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Folk Art Painted Spaulding and Frost Barrel 4 Replies

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Noritake Nippon?? 9 Replies

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Antique Print 8 Replies

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Does anyone know the era of this chandelier? 2 Replies

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please help with a corningware pattern. 2 Replies

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My 1960 original murano lamp

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Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp 5 Replies

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Thaler coin? and what else? 2 Replies

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looking for info 4 Replies

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What kind of desk is this? 4 Replies

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Comment by vicki hufstetler on May 30, 2017 at 5:04pm

Hi Karin, No, cleaning silver never harms it, as long as its done properly using a metal polish ( no tarnix). It is the ONLY metal where this rule applies, just to let you know, in case you run across other metal items.

Also, I can't see the center hallmarks either, can you make them out at all? Just based on the looks of your lovely ring, it might have been made by Taxco Mexican artisans, which is good news, especially if you have one of the artists markings. 

Comment by Fred Silva on May 28, 2017 at 8:31am

Karin Lucas , The patina allows the ring to show its age. Depending on where or who made the ring could upset its value by cleaning it .

Comment by Karin Lucas on May 28, 2017 at 1:19am
Thank you so much tomsantiquesetcetera! So did I ruin it by scrubbing the black off?
Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on May 28, 2017 at 1:05am

Karin, STER is short for Sterling which is 92.5% pure silver.  (C) in a circle is for Copyright.  Can't make out center word/s. You might rub some graphite dust (pencil lead and emery board/sandpaper) into the design to make it stand out.

Blackened silver has been around since the mid 1950s to the present. Leaves look like oak tree or holly. Acorns or berries? (C) is USA.

Comment by Karin Lucas on May 27, 2017 at 10:29pm

I found this ring in a bag of junk jewelry. It was black when I obtained it. The hallmark seems to say STER but for the life of me I do not know anything else about this very heavy ring. Could someone please tell me anything about the hallmark and possibly date the ring? Thank you.

Comment by Fred Silva on May 27, 2017 at 7:32am

 Mistydawn Robinson ,4077 mash beer can  made by pearl brewing these sell on ebay for around $5 to $20 depending on condition and if full or empty .  

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on May 27, 2017 at 6:40am

Mistydawn,  I think you'll have a better response if you use proper English and provide details as per the instructions above including pics.

3. Please provide as much information as you can about the item you are needing help with.

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Comment by Mistydawn Robinson on May 27, 2017 at 12:41am

i found a mash beer can its made by pearl anyone know what its worth

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on May 13, 2017 at 10:30pm
Comment by katherina martindale on May 10, 2017 at 4:25pm

THE smoked glass crackle glass piece is more than likely made by Blenko they started making the crackle glass in the 70's and still are making it today and have been running since the 30's thier pieces are really stunning and in all diff colours .. so my suggestion is to look up other blenko decanters and see if you can find this one 


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