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rockford S.P. co. silverware
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rockford S.P. co. siverware
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I need help dating silverware if you can.
The stamp reads

Rockford S.P. Co.
warranted

I know it probably has no monetary value, however it is priceless for my wife's family. I just want to be able to date it to the generation in her family that used it .

Thank you so much for your help
I'm sending a few photos.

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Hi.

Rockford existed under that name during the window, 1882-1925.

It's sometimes difficult to tell the pattern by examining a knife. Forks and teaspoons are better. However, this pattern might be Valada also known as Creton (introduced in 1897). Or it might be this pattern known by three different names: Fenwick, Pearl and Lancaster (introduced in 1898).

I hope this helps.

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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