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Hi - I am trying to determine which fork is the 3 tined pastry fork
and which is the pickle fork.  Is there also a pie fork?? Thank you

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Hi, Renee.

I'm not expert on this so I'll just pass on info found on other sites. I cannot verify the accuracy of the information but maybe it will help you some.

This site advertises a pastry fork that is 7 1/4" long: http://www.etsy.com/listing/169167815/sterling-silver-whiting-lily-rare-pastry

This site shows an old style pickle fork 6 1/4 inches long: http://www.replacements.com/webquote/WDSLIL1.htm#2210382

This site shows a pie fork 7 1/4 inches long: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LILY-BY-WHITING-STERLING-SILVER-PIE-FORK-3-TINE-7-1-4-/1
It looks to me like the same fork is being called either "pie" or "pastry".

At least the length helps distinguish it from the pickle fork.

Again, I'm not saying any of this is accurate.

Sorry I could not help more.

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)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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