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Hi,
My mother left 1 old knife-fork-spoon with inscription "H+T Mfg Co" and another (missing the fork) "Rockford S.P.Co 5Star". They have flower designs engraved on them.
I would be grateful for any info you can provide.
Thank you,
Linda

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Hi Linda;
Thanks for your post. I have to delay my answer on the HT Mg CO for now but should have some input on that by about Tuesday. The Rockford S.P. CO was a company in Rockford, IL later merged and became The Sheetz Rockford CO.
Your items are silver plated and were made between World War I & II. A picture would help identify the pattern as most company produced many floral patterns.
I hope this is information you can use and look forward to providing more in the near future.
Enjoy your silver,
Mitch Paul  

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Mitch Paul

Expertise

Identifying and dating Sterling, Coin and Silver plate. Finding difficult to find marks on silver. Not involved in weaponry,jewelry or musical instruments (this is best offered by those working full time in those fields) Not involved in valuing or appraising items.

Experience

Conducting restoration events in fine jewelry, china crystal & silver stores and bridal registries from coast to coast. Primarily involved in restoration, plating & repair of heirloom, decorative, presentation items. Flatware, hollow ware, dresser ware, alter and religious items and personal goods.

Organizations
Society of American Silversmiths.

Education/Credentials
Mostly attending lectures and researching goods submitted for prospective restoration and repair. With a background in infectious disease / public health and spending hours and years over a microscope, it makes finding those hidden, diminished and difficult to locate maker marks a welcome challenge.

Awards and Honors
The only entry I can place here is the interest of establishments hosting our events season after season and many repeat customers.

Past/Present Clients
Upon request and best based upon locality.

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