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rwallace 0530 silver soldered BEVERYY C.C.
WHAT HAVE I GOT ?? WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER VERY OLD SILVER PIECES
WE WISH TO HAVE APPRAISED. AND SELL.  MAY I SEND THOSE TO YOU ?

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This piece is made of silver plate. The "0530" probably is a model number. Perhaps it was made for a country club to use in their dining room. It once was common to see the names of restaurants and hotels on such pieces. The value probably is not great ($10 to $20??). Had it been made of sterling, the value would be much greater.

For the pieces you wish to have appraised, look for the word, "Sterling", somewhere on them. If they were made in the U.S. after about 1870 and if they are made of sterling, it's almost certain the word will be there.

I see you are in Alabama. As a start, you might contact a business like Bromberg's to see if they offer appraisals or if they can refer you to a professional appraiser.

Be aware that if the pieces are not sterling, the value most likely will not be great. See www.925-1000.com for a discussion of foreign sterling marks, especially in Great Britain.

I am not in the active buying and selling business any more so I can't help dispose of the items but I'll be happy to help with identification. Feel free to ask about that. I'll need to know the words, symbols and numbers on the back of a piece as a start.

Best wishes,

Jim

P.S. Here is an example of an actual sale of similar items used on a passenger ship. Ship and train items sometimes bring a bit more: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWO-Heavy-Baltimore-Mail-SS-R-Wallace-Silver-Soldered-10 .  

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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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