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Selling Your Gold: What You Should Know About the Process (1/16/13)
gold and scalesAs a professional independent appraiser, people have come to me over the years to sell their gold. During the consultation, … More >>

Unloved Antiques: Silver-Plated Souvenir Spoons (8/10/11)
silver-plate spoonsThe next item in this series about unloved antiques is mid-20th century silver-plated souvenir spoons. Most owners of these collections … More >>

Dining with Antiques – Pierced Sterling Serving Pieces (7/5/11)
Gorham LuxembourgWealthy Victorians had a formal, unique serving utensil for almost every kind of food—oysters, asparagus, bone marrow, crackers, fruit preserves, … More >>

Dining with Antiques – Gelatin Molds (6/20/11)
Old German copper fish moldGelatin—the translucent thickening agent made from animal collagen—has been in use as a food additive for thousands of years. It … More >>

Unloved Antiques: 1847 Rogers Brothers Flatware (6/13/11)
adoration  The sixth item in this series of Unloved Antiques is early 20th century flatware; the 1847 Rogers flatware sets in … More >>

Unloved Antiques: ‘Bronze’ Flatware (5/31/11)
Dirilyte palce settingThe fifth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is Thai “bronze” flatware. While it’s often listed for sale online … More >>

Cincinnati Silver Tableware Still Shines 200 Years Later (11/16/10)
twist-handle coin silver forks When Cincinnati’s first settlers arrived in 1788, they dreamed of establishing a trade center along the water highway of … More >>

The Collector’s Minute: Firebacks (6/21/10)
A Colebrookdale fireback, circa 1763. An18th-century originals can sell for more than $3,500. In Colonial times, homes were heated by fire in stone or brick fireplaces. Normally, a great deal of heat … More >>

Sheffield and Silver Plate: What to Look For (7/14/09)
Elegant Opaline glass & silverplated butter keeper, circa 1870, in Classical Taste by Joseph Rogers of Sheffield, England. The social background for the discovery of the methods of plating on copper used in the Sheffield process is quite … More >>

Pseudo Silver Hallmarks and What They Really Mean (2/13/09)
A genuine English HallmarkOne thing that confuses novice collectors more than anything else is “silverware,” a term that one would think implied the … More >>

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