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Reed and Barton Silver
Reed and Barton Silver  
I need to identify my Reed and Barton silverplate pattern and order more-I have a picture can you help?  It's from 1981.

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Hi Nancy and thanks for your question. Your pattern is called "Emperor" and was issued in 1969. If you find a source, my recommendation is to request as old a vintage as possible as newer vintages tended to be lighter in weight and with a stainless steel base metal.
It is a classic revival style that would grace any table well. Mixing patterns has become a nice touch too if you're so inclined.
I hope this is of help for and wish you good luck in your treasure hunt. If we can be of any other service, feel free to post again
Enjoy your silver, Mitch Paul, Restoration Adviser

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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.

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Upon request and best based upon locality.

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