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i have a ring that was passed to me from my great grandmother, that has the insignia, 1847 Rogers Brother. i was hoping you could give me some background info on it.     Thank You.

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Hello.

This Rogers mark was most often used on silver plate flatware and hollowware. I do not know if the company made rings. It's a common practice to convert something like a teaspoon into a ring. I'm not very familiar with the market for such items but, in my opinion, little value is added. Here's an example of such a ring that sold earlier this summer: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Mens-or-Ladies-Vintage-Signed-Rogers-1847-Silver-P.

FYI, the 1847 Rogers brand was purchased by International Silver in 1898 and they continued to use the brand after that. If I am correct about this being a spoon ring, you may be able to find the original pattern here: http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Msc/SterlSP.html . Look under silver plate and sterling listings.

Sorry I could not help more.

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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