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Dan wrote at 2015-01-04 03:52:51
Hello Juliann and Jim,

Ray Hess is my grandfather. He worked for Alan Adler and produced many many pieces with his own stamp on them.

I occasionally search to see if there are any of his creations up for sale as they possess sentimental value for me. That is how I stumbled upon your question.

I hope this helps.


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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at I also author a blog at and write articles about silver at ........... 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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