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Hello. I have got set of six knives. The only markings are EPNS, no signs of the maker. I believe the handles are bone,they have a almost pearlescent appearance. They seem to me to be in good condition, would perhaps benefit from a clean.
Would you have any idea of a value?

I also have inherited two candle holders,do you have any knowledge on these items?

Thanks.  Alistair

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Hi, Alistair.

The "EPNS" means silver plate. These knives are quite unusual and may have some value based on that. I honestly do not have a good idea of what that might be. If I was buying them, I might pay a few dollars per knife but to a collector of such items, they could be worth more. Check for actual sales of similar knives on eBay for a better idea.

Sorry I could not help.

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)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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