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Hi Jim,

I was researching the Antique Egyptian (Silverplate, 1909) by ONEIDA when I came across your notes regarding this design and what items can be found.  I have a set of 12 oyster forks in this design, some of which have the marking"xx (-) xx" on the handle.  

I was wondering how rare this item is and what they may be worth?

Looking forward to hearing your opinion and advice

regards

Saeed

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Hello.

Normally used silver plate pieces don't have much value. This pattern appears to be an exception. I could find very few pieces for sale or that have been sold recently. The normal retailers I check had virtually no stock of this pattern.

The most activity was on eBay. However, no cocktail/oyster forks were found. So my estimate of value is purely a guess - $10 to $15 per piece. They will have the most value to someone who already has the pattern and is looking to add pieces. Since I found no pieces like this, the value might be more than my guess.

Sorry I could not help more.

Best wishes,

Jim

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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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