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  • Retailer & manufactuerer not the same
    Sterling silver flatware stamped with retailer name
    We receive many questions from readers trying to identify sterling flatware. Sometimes, they are confused when the name of the original retailer has been stamped onto a piece. So, they may have been searching patterns listed under the retailer'...
  • Silver tarnish
    Tips for cleaning three kinds of tarnish
    Three kinds of tarnish can oxidize your silver jewelry, making it anywhere from dull to unwearable. So that it doesn't happen to your silver things, three tips can help you identify which kind of tarnish is which and the best way to clean each...
  • Avión Resposado or Silver
    Toasting National Tequila Day with Avión cocktails
    Avión founder Ken Austin set out to create a quality tequila, we ended up in small Mexican town Jesus Maria. Then, he met up with the Lopez family, who are fifth generation agave growers. Together, they created the award-winning flavors that are...
  • Gorham Chantilly Teaspoon
    Sterling silver flatware pieces with different weights
    We've mentioned several times the importance of understanding the length and width of sterling flatware pieces before buying. For example in "Measure that sterling fork or knife before buying", we discussed the fact that a pattern...
  • Collecting vs. Investing
    Coin Collecting vs. Investing in Coins
    When it comes to investing in gold or silver, many individuals question the difference between coin collecting and investing in coins. While they may seem similar at first glance, there are differences you should consider when looking at which is...
  • Sterling Fork
    Extra cash from Grandmom's sterling silver flatware
    Selecting a sterling silver flatware pattern was once on the standard checklist for many new brides. Many, perhaps most, new brides today have decided to forego that task. And many are not even interested in using sterling flatware inherited from...
  • Silver chalk board tray
    How to create a silver chalk board tray
    Are you dreaming of making something elegant yet functional? Something that screams sophistication but whose heart is just folk? How about creating a silver tray that has the power to expose your deepest secret, declare your love or just tell your...
  • London silver price fixing stopped, HAARP weather project news
    Top news: London silver price fixing stopped, HAARP weather project news
    Below are key excerpts of important news articles on the closing of London's silver price fixing group, the HAARP project in Alaska allegedly being shuttered, an excellent new PBS documentary on government surveillance, and more.Read also...
  • Gold Coin
    Your hedge against inflation silver and gold coins
    Many Americans are experiencing the burdens of inflation, ever since our Government nullified the convertibility of our currency to gold coins in 1930's, currency becameinconvertible to silver in 1965; then took us off the gold standard in...
  • Pierced Tablespoon
    Give Mom a piece of sterling flatware for Mother's Day
    I sell "gently used" sterling flatware and I obviously write articles about silver. In both these endeavors, I've encountered many, many mothers and grandmothers who have said something like this to me, "I'm collecting...
  • Bayou Rum Silver T.G.I.F. Cocktail recipes: April 18th Edition
    Bayou Rum Silver T.G.I.F. Cocktail recipes: April 18th Edition
    Bayou Rum is an award-winning, handcrafted American rum, which is produced from fresh Louisiana sugarcane. It is then distilled using methods which are state-of-the-art technology for steam and temperature control. They are then bottled to a high...
  • 12-Month Silver Price
    After showing signs of hope, silver price disappoints again
    In late February, the market price of commodity silver was in the area of $22 per Troy ounce. In the following month, the silver pricehas reverted to its old ways and now is below $20. Even the Russian situation in Crimea seems to have had no...
  • John L. Routt - CO
    John Long Routt won the governership of Colorado without giving a speech
    Born in Eddyville, Kentucky, John Long Routt arrived on April 25, 1826. His father died shortly after his birth after which his mother moved the family to Illinois. They settled in Bloomington and John was enrolled in the public school system....
  • Trending now for spring: Silver
    How to wear silver this spring
    This spring, pastels will be one of the biggest trends to wear but how do you take cotton candy pink and pastel blue and make it edgy versus super girly? Add some silver! Silver is edgy and captures the light perfectly and makes the transition...
  • Knight's head mark
    Knight's head mark on sterling silver
    I'm writing this article mainly to get it out there to be recognized by search engines whenever someone searches for something like "knight's head silver mark". This is because I receive enough questions about this mark to make...