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I have a set of 12 spoons in an black box with green velvet for the spoons, beige silk lines the to...no markings or names on the box, the spoons have...starting near the round spoon..an F in a diamond, then the word sterling silver written out then GM.CO then .925 then a triangle then it looks like an m or a squiggle.

It is a very simple design with two little loops at the top. the spoons are 5 inches long. 2 are engraved with names the rest are not.

Can you identify them and are they worth anything?

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Hi, Christine.

First, I can say the spoons are worth something simply because they are made of sterling. At a minimum, they probably are in the $15 to $25 range each.

These may be from Gorham and the "squiggle" might be a date mark. Can you ask a follow up and attach pictures of the marks and the front of a spoon?

There are thousands of patterns out there and it's tough to tell without a picture.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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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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