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Chris,
      I found at a yard sale several metal plates with a cat engraving. The metal appears to be either stainless steel or silver (silver colored and nonmagnetic) and the plates are nearly 16 cm in diameter. They appear to have been hammered into a perfectly concave surface, similiar to a coffee saucer. On the back of all plates there is a tiny trademark ( looks like a cat sitting with its back towards you with the letters "WS" in the middle of its back). Have you ever seen this logo? Where could I find info on its value if any? Thanks!

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I haven't heard of it but you might find it in this 345 page list of logos:
http://www.sha.org/documents/research/parks_canada_resources/trademarks%20on%20b
I also did a google search for cat logos on plates that might help if you see the logo in the pictures.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ANTIQUE+METAL+DISHES+LOGOS+with+cats&espv=2&biw=931&bih=441&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=0EBQVPm3HajH8AGD0oG4Aw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
I hope this helps its very hard to id with out seeing it.
Chris

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Chris Eilertsen

Expertise

I have been in the Jewelry Industry 20 years and Apprenticed as a silver smith took classes in Casting sculpting repair and trained under master gold and silver smiths as well as some experience in Faceting and diamond cutting and polishing for repair. Plating, Wax work, Diamond Setting, Engraving, Carving, Mold Making, design, some watch repair, tool making, enamel work, refining, mining, sales, sand blasting, casting. Have worked in Platinum, Gold, Silver, Pewter, Brass, Bronze, Aluminum,Steel,Titanium,Wood, Plastic, and Stone. 10 years Appraisal work in Jewelry.

Experience

20 years commercial experience in Repair Manufacturing and sales of Jewelry 3 years school 4 year apprentice. Worked on the duplication of the treasure found on the Spanish Galleon Maravalla by Dr. Cecil Humphreys. Traveled with and manufactured the souvenirs and miscellaneous replicas from the King Tut Exhibit when it visited the US.

Organizations
Former member AGTA and GIA and a ten year member of Memphis Jewelers association. 17 years experience in Tuscon Jewelry shows buying and selling.

Publications
JCK Tuscon Show Gude

Education/Credentials
Classes at MSU and The Memphis art academy in Jewelry sculpting, Specialized Repair school, and 2 apprenticeships in Silversmithing from Juelius Astor, and Goldsmithing from Katchic Yacubian both masters for over 35 years each.Studied with Dr. Richard Prilliman, and several others.

Awards and Honors
JCK Tuscon Show honorable mention in design.

Past/Present Clients
Dr. Cecil Humphreys Finder of the Spanish Galleon Maravalla, The Vanderbilts, Miscellaneous repair antique estate pieces. Elvis Presley Repair and Appraise 2 pieces of jewelry. Rifat Hassan and Nihall Mumtaz With the King Tut Exhibit. Trade work for over 36 Major Chains from Zales to Sams.

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