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I have a set of 6 knives, 6 forks and a small knife.  The are marked Landers (warrented quadruple plated) with an ivy design, pearl handled.  They are in a red cloth roll bag.  Wondering maybe a bit of history or worth.  I have the will dated 1933.
Thank you for your time in advance.

LaRae

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Hi, LaRae.

The only company I have found with "Landers" in the name is Landers, Frary & Clark. They made various items between 1865 and 1950. I do not know when your set was made. However, pieces like this normally do not have a great value - maybe a dollar or two per piece. However, there are always exceptions. For example, this looks like an exception: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-LANDERS-FRARY-CLARK-pearl-handle-sterling-silver- .

This sale is more in line with my estimate: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sterling-Silver-4-Table-Knives-Landers-Frary-Cla.

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)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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