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unknown serving spoon pattern
unknown serving spoon  

unknown serving spoon pattern
unknown serving spoon  
Hi Jim,

Please help me identify the pattern of a Gorham 8 3/4" long sterling scalloped serving spoon from the attached images. The handle back is marked with the Gorham hallmark,PATENT 1868, STERLING and a five pointed star  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Ed

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Hi, Ed.

I have been unable to identify this pattern. The star may mean the piece was manufactured in 1888. Gorham did not place date marks often on flatware but they did use the star for 1888 on other types of pieces.

It takes some detective work but you might research on the U.S. Patent Office site. I have found other Gorham pattern patent applications there.

Sorry I could not help. I'll keep looking.

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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