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I have received a piece that looks like an urn and the number is 550. Are you familiar with urns from Webster Wilcox? It looks very old and I want to know if it is silver or silver plated? Is this enough information to be able to help me?


Webster-Wilcox was formed as a subsidiary of International Silver Company in 1960 ( see ) Virtually all silver companies in the U.S. place the word, "Sterling", on pieces made of sterling. A few use the number "925". Since "Sterling" is not on your piece, we can safely assume it's made of silver plate.

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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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