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Dear Mr. Stringer:

I inherited Bruckmann Sterling flatware:  6 European Soup Spoons, 6 kniwes marked nicht rosten on the blade while the handle is sterling.  6 tea spoons and 6 forks.  The only marks I can find are:
Bruckmann Sterling.  I think that they are pre WWII and there are no numbers or stamped marks.  Is there any way to find the name of the pattern?  How old? or anything else you may be able to point me to. i cannot even find this pattern.  Thank you so much in advance.

Sincerely,  Tracy K


I found a few Bruckmann patterns at but I did not see an immediate match. You might compare your pattern with the pictures there. Replacements also offers a pattern matching service where you can email photos to them.

You might consider signing up for the eBay service where they will email you whenever someone lists something that corresponds to your search criteria. You could try "Bruckmann" as the only criteria at first. You'll be able to have more pictures with which to compare as people list items.

One thing that is interesting to me relates to the following. German manufacturers usually place a number on a silver piece to indicate silver content. For example, "800" means 80% silver. I've not seen the word, "Sterling", used on German pieces. That's not to say it didn't happen. I just have not seen it. Here are some examples of what I'm talking about: .

The phrase you found on the blade probably indicates stainless steel which is common for knife blades.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Best wishes,


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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at I also author a blog at and write articles about silver at ........... 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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