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  • Jan 30 2014
  • 30 Jan 2014

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a […]

  • Jan 7 2014
  • 7 Jan 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Silver-Plated Furness Bermuda Shaker

QUESTION: I have a silver-plated salt or pepper shaker from the Furness Bermuda line. It measures approximately 3 1/2 inch high. The bottom is marked […]

  • Oct 7 2013
  • 7 Oct 2013

Chinese Export Silver Candlesticks are Lustrous Beacons of Excellence

中國出口銀器: 明亮的卓越之燈塔 Chinese Export Silver is without doubt the most mysterious silver category the world ever saw. Only now, more than 70 years after it […]

  • Jul 8 2013
  • 8 Jul 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Joe Namath Football Passer Toy

QUESTION: I recently rediscovered my Joe Namath Passer, a plastic toy standing approximately two feet tall and which could “pass” a plastic football across the […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Sterling & Silver-Plated Antiques

In general, the term Sterling Silver is meant to distinguish items that are composed of mostly solid silver as opposed to Silver-Plated that have only a thin surface layer of silver. However, there are several other distinctions, some using terms that can be confusing and often lead to a misunderstanding of an item’s composition and hence its value.