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Silverplate Tea and Coffee18 of 29Pre 1904 Manhattan Quadruple Plate Teapot, with SamovarSommelier Cup - William Adams
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Posted 2 years ago

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shellyc111
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Can someone please tell me about this tray. I think it may be silver. This is all it says 4903 and the initials and a hand on it. I would appreciate any input. It is very heavy, no magnets stick to it and should I clean it or does it lower the value. Thank you so much. :)

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  1. shellyc111 shellyc111, 2 years ago
    It might be a bird not a hand. Not sure. Thanks:)
  2. shellyc111 shellyc111, 2 years ago
    Is there any value to this tray?
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Hello shellyC111. Welcome to CW! Thanks for posting your tray. In fact your tray is silver plated. It is made by Forbes Silver Co. Founded in 1894 as a division of the famous Meridien Britannia Co. You can match the hallmarks here:

    http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_F.html

    Silver plated items are not usually worth much, but can have collectible value, and family history value. But in terms of silver, there is no value. If a magnet ever sticks to an item, it is a not a precious metal (gold, silver, platinum, or palladium). Thanks again!
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    BHock is right, sorry :(
  5. shellyc111 shellyc111, 2 years ago
    How much do you think I could get on this tray on EBAY?
  6. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    That's your job to find out, you'll have to check eBay's completed listings, same way we do it
  7. shellyc111 shellyc111, 2 years ago
    Ok thanks

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