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Thanks for the fast response. Your information was very helpful. If I understand it correctly these pieces were forged in 1933. I am assuming the name on the blade is indicative of by whom it was made. I sent better pics if you can help me with a value I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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Hi.

I'm not sure if you have only knives or if you have other pieces like forks, spoons, etc.

I'm not familiar with this company or this pattern so I can't be certain regarding value. However, I can give you some broad guidelines. The marks on your knife appear to indicate a silver content of 83.3%. This is less than sterling (92.5%) but still high.

For knives like this, I'm assuming the only silver component is the outer shell of the handle. Inside, there probably is cement to hold the blade in place. See this article: http://www.silverchatter.com/2009/11/inside-hollow-handle-knife.html . Unless there is something really special about a knife like this, it usually brings $10 to $25 when sold by an individual.

Pieces like forks probably are composed totally of a silver alloy and would sell in the range of $30 to $60 most likely.  Teaspoons, would sell for $20 to $40.

These prices are just guesses but for most pieces like this, they are reasonably accurate.

Hope this helps.

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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