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Oneida Stainless
Oneida Stainless  
I inherited a set of flatware with the subject description on the back of each piece (see attached image).  I see a lot online about silver plated, stainless and silverware, but nothing that addresses a gold tone stainless.  Is this gold plate like the silver plate or something less expensive?  The pattern on the handle is a rough looking finish like it's been pebbled with small stones and doesn't look like it's been used.  

Is this worth keeping or selling?

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Hello.

Generally, sets like this have values comparable to sets made of silver plate. Here is an example of a recent sale of a similar set: http://www.ebay.com/itm/73-piece-Oneida-GOLDEN-BAROQUE-ROSE-1881-Rogers-Stainles .

I've seen many such sets sell in the same ballpark.

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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