"Mark looks different from the Ellis Barker mark, so I don't think its from them. But it does look to have originally been fully silver plate over copper. Most of the silver plate has worn away and been removed from the top of the piece, except…"
Got this mixed metals copper and zinc vase at an estate sale a while back, another $1 purchase. I could never find anything on the mark. I can only find one reference to a pineapple mark. It is for the Ellis-Barker Silver Co. used from 1906-1912. The bottom does "appear" to be silver plate but i'm not so sure about it being from that company since I can find nothing on the DH initials. Any help would be appreciated. Here's mark and the vase, it stands a little over 9 inches tall-See More
"Thanks for the replies. I can finally agree with the matchstick holder. I found a matchstick holder that I can compare this to. I searched for hours last week and couldn't find a comparable. I just found a similar box on ebay, albeit different…"
Any ideas what this thing held? I can't find anything similar. I bought it for the graphics and it was only a dollar. The outer sleeve is what appears to be pretty heavy gauged galvanized sheet metal (non magnetic), and the inner is gold anodized aluminum. The outer dimensions are 15 3/4" long by 3 1/2" wide, actual measurement inside the tray is 15 1/2" by 3 1/4". It slides open from both ends. Why would it have an anodized aluminum insert? Definitely 2 different types of metal. Also the…See More
"Oy Vey! Selling it as scrap as in your local scrapyard, not online. It was kind of meant to be tongue in cheek anyway, as in it's basically worthless.
I jumped on my high horse with that last reply because I felt I was looking up at your soap…"
"First of all, it is pertinent. Who are you to make such a statement? I'm talking about scrap metal as in the base metal not the minuscule amount of sterling plate left on them, geesh gimme a break. I'm not ignorant. The additional…"
"Some door knockers had a separate striker piece that the ring would "knock" on. However the ring is usually a little more substantial or heavy duty. In my opinion it is too large to be a drawer pull. It could possibly be a towel ring but…"
"Probably worth more as scrap metal. Having said that not all silver plated items are worthless. To the contrary, some are worth just as much or more than their sterling counterparts, especially old Sheffield plate."
"That is a crock that was made by Alexander Buchan. In 1882 the name was changed from Murray and Buchan to A W Buchan & Co. The crock probably held Scotch whiskey since that is what Arthur Bell produced.
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Thanks for the friend request. I have the Basic membership with Worthpoint, which costs $9.99 per month. That gives me 25 items that I can look up the price each month. They have two higher levels after that - $24.99 for 75 items and then $49.99 for unlimited. 25 a month is plenty for me so far. I've found it useful. The majority of items on their site come from eBay, but there are other sites they have also - like some store listings and auctions. Hope that helps.