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QUESTION: I just purchased a 75th Anniversary edition set of 6 knives that are 1847 Rogers Bros.  They are in a specially made grey/silver box that has the sticker with a label for the 75th Anniversary (has the lady on it).  They were tarnished and came clean with silver polish.  They do have the logo/insignia imprinted on one side of the blade but no other markings.  No initials of any kind.  The pattern is rather plain with only a recessed line down the handle and a little "bump" at the tip of the handle.  I can't find any pictures or information on this exact set.  Any help would be appreciated.  I can send pics if you need them.

ANSWER: Hello.

A picture of a handle would help define the specific pattern. I'm not sure what the 75th anniversary represent. This brand was taken over in 1898 by International Silver.

Best wishes,

Jim


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QUESTION: Pictures of the set.

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Look at the pictures of knives on this page: http://www.replacements.com/webquote/INSCRO.htm#10346913 . This is the Cromwell pattern from International Silver which owns the 1847 Rogers brand.

Pieces in the pattern are made of silver plate. The blades may be made of stainless steel. Silver companies shifted from silver plate blades to stainless steel generally in the early 20th century.

If I am correct in assuming this is the right pattern, the knives probably do not have great value. They would be worth most to someone looking to add pieces to an existing set of this pattern. Here is an example of an actual recent sale of a set of this pattern: http://www.ebay.com/itm/International-Silver-Cromwell-flatware-silver-plate-12-p .

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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