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  • Candelabra
    Why can't I sell my sterling candelabra for a higher price?
    We receive questions from time to time from people who want to know why they can't get more cash for their sterling candelabra and single candlesticks. After all, the pieces are marked, "Sterling"!One answer may be that the piece...
  • T Mark
    What do the letters, 'T', 'R', 'H', 'M' or 'E' mean on my Gorham flatware?
    We receive many questions regarding the "extra" marks found on the backs of some Gorham pieces. According to Gorham Customer Service, "Up until the 1980's, Gorham sterling was available in different weights:H - HeavyE - Extra...
  • Marks
    Sterling knife manufacturer's marks - a real pain!
    Sterling knife manufacturer's marks are a real pain!Sterling manufacturers have been placing "pseudo-hallmarks" on their pieces for a very long time. In the picture, you see an example of the mark used by Gorham before roughly 1950....
  • Knives
    Sterling knives
    In our last article, we talked about the various sizes of similar pieces such as forks and knives that might be available within a single sterling flatware pattern. This article builds on that topic, focusing just on knives.We receive questions...
  • Combined
    Luncheon, place, dinner - how many silver flatware pieces do I have to buy?
    Question: How many different sizes of forks are there in a single sterling flatware pattern?Answer: Possibly several!Maybe something like this has happened to you. On eBay, you find a listing that says "Gorham Buttercup Dinner Fork". You...
  • Sealed
    Sterling silver flatware sealed in original plastic - is it good as new?
    Ads appear from time to time on web sites like eBay and Craigslist for sterling silver flatware pieces "still sealed in original plastic sleeves". Does this mean the pieces are as good as new? Maybe not!The plastic sleeves are not...
  • Chemical dip comparison
    Cleaning silver with chemical dip tarnish removers
    We won't mention any brand names but you've probably seen advertisements on TV that demonstrate how easy it is to remove tarnish simply by dipping your silver pieces into a liquid chemical and with no apparent effort on your part, the...
  • Silver Helps Consumers Compare Hundreds of Credit Card offers in Seconds
    Silver Helps Consumers Compare Hundreds of Credit Card offers in Seconds
    It is a brave new world indeed. The dominance of well established companies and brands in the marketplace is being challenged by a force they cannot control. It is a phenomenon that is best exemplified by social media platforms, involving focused...
  • Silver Olive Branch Leaf Bracelet by FrostedWillow
    Review: Silver Olive Branch Leaf Bracelet by FrostedWillow
    It's hard to find dainty jewelry that also features a lovely design, but you'll change your thoughts once you see theSilver Olive Branch Leaf Bracelet by FrostedWillow.The front features a lovely cut out olive branch leaf design, and...
  • Review: Red and Silver Sequin Chevron Clutch by ArcadiaWeddingDesign
    Review: Red and Silver Sequin Chevron Clutch by ArcadiaWeddingDesign
    There's just something a lady has to love about a sequined clutch. It adds a nice touch of sparkle to even the most dark and solid color ensembles. When I saw theRed and Silver Sequin Chevron Clutch by ArcadiaWeddingDesign, I fell in love with...
  • Assorted flatware
    Lousy listings on ebay for silver plate & sterling combinations
    There is a type of listing I see on eBay from time to time that I really hate. The listing will be described something like one I saw recently:"Vintage Mixed Silverware Set 40 pieces at least one is Sterling, R & B, Vintage"I feel...
  • Silver plate flatware
    Silver plate flatware pricing at Scott's Antique Market
    A couple of weeks ago, I published some pictures of silver dealer booths at Scott's Antique Market show held monthly in Atlanta:Scott's Antique Market silver dealersWhile I walked around this huge show with over one hundred antique dealers...
  • Yukon Silver Flatware
    When "silver" is not really silver
    Recently, I've seen a flurry of items for sale on eBay that have names that would indicate some silver content but which have little or no silver metal actually in them. The picture accompanying this article is an example of a recent eBay item...
  • ISIS terror group wants to put the Caliphate under a gold standard of money
    ISIS terror group wants to put the Caliphate under a gold standard of money
    On Nov. 10, rumors coming from the ISIS terror organization shows that the Islamic Caliphate seeks to bring back a gold standard for money within their dominions, and mint both gold and silver Dinar coins as their standard of currency. And their...
  • Personalized handwriting engraved necklace in sterling silver by Megangoldkamp
    Personalized Handwriting Engraved Necklace in Sterling Silver by Megangoldkamp
    I recently came across thePersonalized Handwriting Engraved Necklace in Sterling Silver by Megangoldkamp, and I'll put it out there that this is one of my favorite gift ideas I'm recommending for this holiday season and beyond.My mother...
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