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me name is Derick Taylor i have some old silver antique items and was wondering if you where or can give me the name of an expert on them. maybe to see how much they maybe worth. i have to pictures taken of the items as well as the hallmarks that are on the pieces

thank you for your time Derick Taylor

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Hi, Derick.

High end antique dealers often have knowledge about silver items. You might also check with the folks at www.silverqueen.com. They are located in Florida, I believe. You can review pictures at www.replacements.com to find matches as well.

One thing you can start yourself is to look for marks that indicate sterling. In the U.S., it's often the word, "Sterling", or the number 925. Such pieces generally have a higher value. If the marks do not indicate sterling, a piece is often made of silver plate which most often has a much lower value.

Hope this helps to get started.

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..........

Experience

Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

Publications
Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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