stevedeal001

North Carolina

I love silver. I have bunches. But me and a friend just came across 40+ pieces of WMF silver plate 1890-1920 pieces. Need to find them new homes. Email if you knI love silver. I have bunches. But me and a friend just came across 40+ pieces of WMF silver plate 1890-1920 pieces. Need to find them new homes. Email if you know a good site to post them besides Ebay.. tired of ebay ebay. Have a great day and wonderful life :). Steve (Read more)

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 MI Armaos - former famous Greek silversmith.. any value today? - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
WMF Tray, Teapot, 6 matching cups - 1890-1900 Silver Plate - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
"The Last Supper" reproduction.  Hand Made in .950 silver with Gold Gilding - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
WMF Classic Fruit Stand with "Lorge" Opalina Crystal bowl - silverplate - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Lalaounis Candy Dish - Authentic and Signed - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
E Zolotas signed Teapot, Sugar & Creamer  - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Was told Constantinople Piece 100yrs old, new stamp?  Help marks - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Help identifying Silver Makers Mark Greek?  Huge Candy Bowl - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver

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  1. Stillwater and chinablue I could use your help in setting a value of a vintage marked piece I posted under show and tell. Please advise if you can! thanks :) Steve
  2. pixielee.. did some research. Would appreciate if you could clean up the marks and take a straight on picture. Will then return to research some more.. thanks, Steve
  3. Okay.. clearly show before and after pictures. I couldn't and won't be able to identify this makers mark. So, I know it was dark and ill regularly patina'd. So, with great effort, off came the pati...
  4. Mikko.. This is beautiful. Wonderful B-Day present. What stone is it? Larson is a big name in Sweden. I am a "larson" in effect. Though my family switched it to "Lawson" when moving to the USA. ...
  5. Stillwater, for sure.. this filigree piece stinks of cigar/tobacco. Wherever it came from it was probably hanging for a long long time. The stink definitely has that nasty tobacoo smell as well. Th...
  6. flowerrose, I am currently in process (5 hours so far) in cleaning this :). As you can see.. it was awful. Some would have said to leave patina but with black.. you cant remove black without shining...
  7. Lol.. thanks Stillwater and chinablue.. I just got done learning about using the blitz and rouge cloths. I started with some basic bowls to get used to it. They are simply marked. I spent a lot of ...
  8. Awesome work, background and history.. Loved reading it all.
  9. These appear to be Arabic. Egyptian maybe. Check 925-1000 web site then http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarks.html. sorry, it would just take up too much time to research. Check Ot...
  10. Hi chinablue.. if it was yours it would be beautiful and shiny not black and smelly wrapped 3x so it doesn't stink the house :). Must have been in a cigar house or something. dealer said oxidized. ...
  11. Hi Ginger, it was in the details about magnetic :). Silver testing kits are cheap on ebay. It's a lovely piece that I couldn't go long as a silver lover without knowing what it was made of ! Great ...
  12. Flowerrose, I have finally purchase cleaning materials and the proper cleaners with great help from silversmith Jeffery Herman who does absolutely magnificent work. I will start with a few just above...
  13. Just to note, it is likely the piece was oxidized as the antiques dealer's nose knows best :). Still have not gotten the courage or experience to clean. It stands as a Greek .925 1930-1950 piece "Ha...
  14. Hi All, Ginger, I believe the person was referring to what I see as a tarnished area around the bottom rim of the piece. However, yes, it does look of nice age. Further try seeing if a magnet is at...
  15. BHock, ROB is surely correct. Please mark this as "solved". Thanks! Steve
  16. Hi Mcwouden, TYPICALLY, any "ware" would be accompanied by a sterling, assay mark, and site of origination. This item appears to have a beautiful stamp that is typical of note for a "plated" item. ...
  17. Hi Mcwouden, It is as you have detailed. The company produced much Ambassador silver plate. A single piece of silver plate of no great uniqueness tends to go for less than $5. Please, accept this ...
  18. Hi miKKo, Manny, miKKo is most correct. Looking silver and being silver would be best determined by marks somewhere on the tray. I'd also add that you appear to be a strong man. Looking at the siz...
  19. Hi Nosscar, Lalaounis will always retain a collectors appeal. The larger 75 size recently sold for $55. These are decorative pieces as use as even a candy dish would cover the centerpiece sterling ...
  20. Hi, I hopefully will not disappoint your dreams. This appears to be brass with vintage tarnish. The reasons the bill and legs would be brighter would be due to those sections being more "polished" ...
  21. Need to know. Is the clover 3 leaf with a stem or 4 leaf?
  22. Will do a little looking around. The bubbles in the glass are related to the fact that they are old pieces. Good sign. Also that it is .800 silver since that was used more before 1920's. My first ...
  23. I appreciate that people liked/loved this item. After receiving it I did much research and it is only a thin layer of silver plated over stuffing with a resin created back. It was appraised at $250 ...
  24. Well.. the only thing left would be to find the date of manufacture but surely around that 1889. Simpson, Hall, Miller, & Co. is the manufacturer. Quadruple Plate means it's silver plate of quadrupl...
  25. Chinablue is correct on all accounts. It's weighted. The C inside the chevron is the makers mark. Couldn't easily find it. The 30 is the pattern. Not much left to say except good luck searching f...
  26. Sometimes the had the "S" to identify silver plated.. but it has the lion stamp in the proper place. I'd be surprised if it was silverplate. Of course.. the Crown 1st..
  27. It looks to me to be Chinese export of coin silver quality.
  28. Hi.. EMP PLATA MEX S.A. Is likely the maker of this piece. Plata means silver in spanish. M means it was made or assayed in Mexico City. E -15 meaning they were the 15th company to registered a ...
  29. Bwammy.. chinablue is correct. Without more info to start with, nobody's going to be able to identify. Most important are her requests for hallmarks. These should be stamped in multiple places on a...
  30. Estate Antiques.. He's a good friend and dealer. He admitted he was wrong. The piece stinks from sitting in tobacco room for years. The stamp did not match what I said it was.. Constantinople. It ...
  31. Wonderful piece.. hand made. Wouldn't have a clue where to start without some writing on it. Your best bet is to keep posting it around and hope someone recognizes the maker.. Congrats ~ Steve
  32. Chinablue.. I have sent off an email for appraisal to possibly get it cleaned to brilliant shiny silver again :). I can only wonder what it looks like new. Scandinavian_pieces.. thanks so much for a...
  33. I haven't seen them before. The great thing about the English is they hallmark all their silver plate and silver. There should be some stamps or what we call, makers marks, date marks and such on th...
  34. Bhenry.. this is not Sterling Silver. Sorry to inform you. Any sterling piece with marks or makers marks would designate with a sterling mark. I do doubt this is even silver. Steve
  35. How about any makers marks?
  36. I wonder why they don't date their pieces ? It cant be 100's of years old even with the black color to it.. .925 wasn't always used in Greece..
  37. That is awesome news! I know Cyprus is known for its filgree work. I am very happy to find out this is Greek NOT Turkish or otherwise... I have a few nice Greek pieces.. great to know its the same!...
  38. Thank you for your interest. It is rather large. It weighs 850 grams alone. I agree on the confusion of the marks. I could pull it out and clean just the makers marks to see more info. Might do t...
  39. Thank you ! This thing is huge too.. its 900 grams. I've never cleaned a silver piece.. What do people prefer?
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