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QUESTION: Hello, Jim.
I have abandoned further internet search seeking the name of a particular sterling Bailey Banks & Biddle flatware pattern. On the back is a symbol, followed by 'sterling', 'Pat. 91','Bailey, Banks & Biddle'.
I am anxious to acquire more pieces.
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Thank you, and my best regards...

ANSWER: Hi.

You mentioned a symbol along with the name on the back. Can you take a picture of the back? I have not been able to determine the pattern so far and would like to see if the symbol can give me a hint.

Thanks.

Jim


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QUESTION: Thanks very much for your quick response and assist in the search for this pattern.
We have made an effort to take a photo of the symbol on the back of the flatware.  I hope it will helpful in the identification process.

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It was very common at one time for retailers of sterling pieces to have some other company manufacture the pieces and place the retailers name on the pieces. I think that's what we have here.

Check out the mark here for Davis & Galt: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_D.html . Then, look at the Replacements Ltd pictures here: http://www.replacements.com/webquote/DGADGA1.htm#8982559. Replacements evidently has not been able to determine the name of the pattern and has assigned a fictitious name, "DGA1".

In summary, I think Davis & Galt manufactured the pieces and they were sold at retail by Bailey et al.

It's going to be difficult to find pieces. I found one on eBay by searching "Davis Galt sterling".

Hope this helps.

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..........

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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)

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

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