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I have some Gorham silverware that I believe may be silver plated.  The back says Patent 1880 Gorham then there is an anchor and an X.  I don't have a lot of it, mainly table spoons and they are engraved with the name Murrey.

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Hello.

I believe you are correct about the pieces being silver plated. The pattern appears to be Princess Louise. The custom engraving probably reduces the value which is not great to begin with. An individual selling this set probably could expect a dollar or two per piece, perhaps a bit more for serving pieces.

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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