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I have my grandmothers sterling silver and would like to sell it. I have no idea the manufacturer. There is a "patent 1900" on the back and 3 markings together- maybe a lion, anchor and G. It is ornate with flowers and leaves. Do you have any idea or know who might know the pattern?

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Hello.

The marks you describe were used at one time by Gorham. You may be able to identify the pattern here: http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Msc/SterlSP.html .

If the word, "Sterling", is on the back of forks and spoons, look under the "Sterling" section at the referenced web site. If the word is not there, look under the silver plate section.

If the set is made of sterling, I might be interested in buying. If it's made of silver plate, I would not be interested.

Hope this helps.

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..........

Experience

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)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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