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I received a set of 1881 Rogers Silverplate for a wedding present back in 1969.  My place was just robbed and they took my silverware.  I need to come up with a value and have no idea what the name of the pattern was or how to come up with a replacement value.  I also had my mothers silverware which was stolen.  I'm not sure if it was silverplate or sterling silver.  It was in a box that the inside of the lid has a metal crown on it and DeepSilver written below the crown.  Both sets were complete sets for 12 with all the serving pieces.  Any clue to their worth?

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Hello.

"DeepSilver" is an indication of silver plate. It may have come from International Silver Company.

Without knowing the specific pattern, it's tough to estimate value.

I assume you want this for insurance purposes. Here's a suggestion for your set. Go to www.replacements.com and find three different silver plate patterns from Oneida, preferably one high-priced, one medium-priced and one low-priced. Take the average price for a set and use that as your insurance value.

Follow the same process for the DeepSilver set.

That's about the best I can recommend without knowing the pattern.

Sorry about the loss.

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)

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

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