Found 108 articles matching Metals category.
  • Aug 10 2011
  • 10 Aug 2011

Unloved Antiques: Silver-Plated Souvenir Spoons

The next item in this series about unloved antiques is mid-20th century silver-plated souvenir spoons. Most owners of these collections think they are quite valuable, […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Dining with Antiques – Gelatin Molds

Gelatin—the translucent thickening agent made from animal collagen—has been in use as a food additive for thousands of years. It was undoubtedly discovered while boiling […]

  • Jun 13 2011
  • 13 Jun 2011

Unloved Antiques: 1847 Rogers Brothers Flatware

The sixth item in this series of Unloved Antiques is early 20th century flatware; the 1847 Rogers flatware sets in particular. Such sets were often […]

  • May 31 2011
  • 31 May 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Bronze’ Flatware

The fifth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is Thai “bronze” flatware. While it’s often listed for sale online as “gold plated” or “solid […]

  • Nov 16 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

Cincinnati Silver Tableware Still Shines 200 Years Later

When Cincinnati’s first settlers arrived in 1788, they dreamed of establishing a trade center along the water highway of the Ohio River. Their primary concern […]

  • Jun 21 2010
  • 21 Jun 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Firebacks

In Colonial times, homes were heated by fire in stone or brick fireplaces. Normally, a great deal of heat from a wood fire escapes up […]

  • Jul 14 2009
  • 14 Jul 2009

Sheffield and Silver Plate: What to Look For

The social background for the discovery of the methods of plating on copper used in the Sheffield process is quite interesting. It was a time […]

  • Feb 13 2009
  • 13 Feb 2009

Pseudo Silver Hallmarks and What They Really Mean

One thing that confuses novice collectors more than anything else is “silverware,” a term that one would think implied the item was indeed constructed of […]

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Archibald Knox Tudric muffin dish

Archibald Knox Tudric muffin dish

By Sherri Hall-Wilcox

  • Oct 10 2008
  • 10 Oct 2008

Certified Early Gold (1795-1834) and Why They Are Scarce, Part I

Certified Early Gold (1795-1834) and Why They Are Scarce, Part I

By Silvano DiGenova

Methodology of This Study