65pc SET FINE ARTS TRANQUILITY STERLING @LESS THAN MELT

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 13, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

UP FOR BID IS A GORGEOUS 65 PIECE FLATWARE SERVICE FOR TWELVE OF STERLING SILVER FLATWARE BY FINE ARTS STERLING OF PHILADELPHIA PA. THE PATTERN IS THE SLEEKLY-STYLED "TRANQUILITY" PATTERN, FIRST PRODUCED IN 1947. NO MONOGRAM. INCLUDED ARE:

TWELVE 9 1/4" HOLLOW STERLING HANDLE KNIVES WITH STAINLESS BLADES (2.4 OZ. EACH INCLUDING THE BLADES; APPROX. 1.2 OZ. STERLING WEIGHT-TOTAL 14.4 OZ.) TWELVE 7 1/4" DINNER FORKS (1.8 OZ. EACH; TOTAL 21.6 OZ.) TWELVE 6 1/2" INDIVIDUAL SALAD FORKS (1.2 OZ. EACH-TOTAL 14.4 OZ.) TWELVE 6" TEASPOONS (1.1 OZ. EACH; TOTAL 13.2 OZ.) TWELVE HEAVY 6 1/2" ROUND BOWL SOUP SPOONS (1.3 OZ. EACH; TOTAL 15.6 OZ.) FIVE 5 3/4" SOLID STERLING FLAT HANDLE INDIVIDUAL BUTTER SPREADERS (.9 OZ.EACH-TOTAL 10.8 OZ.) THE ORIGINAL SET PROTECTIVE ANTI-TARNISH FELT STORAGE CLOTHS THAT HOLD ALL OF THE PIECES, LABELLED "FINE ARTS STERLING, 12 SOUTH 12TH ST. PHILADELPHIA, 7, PENNSYLVANIA."

ALL OF THE PIECES ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE OF THE KNIVES WHICH HAS A SPLIT IN THE HOLLOW HANDLE (SEE CLOSEUP PHOTO). AS YOU CAN SEE THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THIS STERLING SERVICE IS 90 OUNCES OR JUST OVER 82 TROY OUNCES. WITH STERLING VALUES AS I TYPE THIS AT OVER $17.50 PER TROY OUNCE, SCRAP VALUE ON THIS SET IS $1435. BOTH MY OPENING BID AND THE BUY IT NOW ARE LESS THAN MELT VALUE!! IT WOULD BE A SIN TO

SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE STERLING AS WELL AS OTHER QUALITY ITEMS. REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT SAYS IN THE SHIPPING INFORMATION BELOW, INSURANCE REQUIRED ON ALL SHIPMENTS OVER $10. COST TO BE DETERMINED BY SELLING PRICE. IF YOU ARE THE WINNING HIGH BIDDER ON THIS AUCTION, PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE MY INVOICE!! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!

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