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I have 3 serving spoons. On the back it says Rockford S P Co 5* (star). I am curious as to when they were made, I believe they were owned by my grandparents.

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Hi. Maureen.

I can't tell the exact year of manufacture. I can tell you that Rockford Silver Plate Co. was in business 1882-1925. After that, the name changed to Sheets-Rockford Silver Plate Co. and continued until 1956. They may have continued to use the Rockford marks even after the change in company name.

Sorry I could not help more.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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