Silver and Flatware/cutlery


Hi I haveca 12 piece set of W R Humphrey stamped on each item Humphrey&Co S silver an bone knifes&forks on the lower of the handle theres is stamped His name W. R. H with the crown an lion an Letter N...thetes a design on the forks like zig on the knifes a very beautiful floer lief design...iv been searching on line havnt come across this comes with the original box pupple silk with his name stamped in Gold..wondering the value


I don't have much experience with pieces made by this company. I understand that the company existed in Sheffield, England, between 1889 and 1925.

I have seen knives from sets like this that have sold on eBay in the arrange of about $2 per piece to as much as $5 per piece.  Since they don't have much value in terms of silver content, any value would be in the eyes of a collector of items like this.

You might follow sales of items like this on eBay for a few weeks to get a better idea. Asking prices won't mean much; actual sales will tell the story.

Sorry I could not help more.

Best wishes,


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