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I bought a 10 piece flatware set at a sale, but it was grouped by scotch-type tape. The tape is gone, but the lines and gunk from the tape remain. Any thoughts? It's also pretty tarnished. I'll take any advice.
I have a 154 piece set of Reed and Barton sterling silver flatware in the pattern Tara. This pattern has been around since the 1950s and was recently discontinued. The silver has never been used and was in its original factory sealed plastic until April of 2011 when it was put into a beautiful Reed and Barton tarnish resistant case. I have researched the value and as new it is certainly worth more than k. I am looking to get about k given the silverware has been taken out of the packaging. I don't want to sell it for scrap as it would be worth little. I'd love to find the right buyer who would cherish and USE this silver. I know I would never use it myself and it was gifted to me. What would be the best way to sell it? I'm not interested in eBay, Craigslist, etc. if an auction house would be able to sell it I think that would be the best way to reach the right buyer but I have no idea how to contact an auction house, how they work, etc. if anyone has any advice as to how I could sell this please let me know.
i have flatware from rogers and bros. with a IS stamp. i know thats from international silver but is it real sterling silver
It is a mint condition, silver plated, 82 piece set of 12 knives, 6 soup spoons, 12 butter knives, 13 teaspoons, 12 dinner forks, 6 serving spoons, 12 salad forks, 6 table spoons, 1 large meat fork, 1 gravy ladle, and 1 dinner platter. I have heard it been called multiple styles such as; Isabella, Vintage or Grape. The design does have the grapes and it looks like the images found on http://www.rubylane.com/item/153293-RL-965/1847-Rogers-Bros-Grape-Pattern
An offer was made for 2.00 USD 30 yrs ago, it had been the only place I had taken it to so I was wondering if anyone had an idea on its true value.
I recently was lucky enough to find 120 silver 8 gold coins and set of 4 settings Oc brand new Wallace sterling flatware. So my question. I need to buy a new car and I need to cash some of these gold silver,. Where is the best place to online. I ve been researching and a pack of the silver coins goes got up to 700. Please help me make a decision.
Silver is going up And Go through allot of parts from flatware I'd like to be able to recover the silver before sending the metal off tho the recycling center in order to recover some of the value
My husband and I were cleaning up the wrapping paper mess from our wedding gifts. He took all of the trash and set it on fire at his parent's house in the country. I accidentally missed one 5 piece set of silverware and was in the big bon fire without us noticing it. Later we found it and it is brown, blue, pink, and silver now. However, it held its shape perfectly. The butter knife started to rust but the others are not rusting. I don't think this has ever happened to anyone before; I couldn't find anything about burnt silverware on google!
Is there any chemical or soaking method that will restore it like new?
I found two very old looking silver plated dishes. I know very little about antiques let alone whether or not these are antiques but im looking for a method in which to find out when they were made and how much theyre worth. One says community on it and thats the only makers mark, the other one says Garland - Rogers Bros. 1847 - and the number 9278 If anyone can help me start my search id appreciate it. I already tried starting research on google but stopped because of my lack of knowledge in trying to specify what exactly I have here, all i got were long lists of spoons and flatware thousands long.
Not sure where to post this. I heard somewhere some time ago that it's a bad idea to combine your sterling silver flatware with stainless flatware in the dishwasher because the stainless can cause the silver to warp/rust/fade/become discolored. Is this true? My husband recently bought me some silver plated flatware and I was wondering if this is true.
1855 R Wallace and 1847 Rogers Bros.