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Hello,
My grandfather worked as a designer at Gorham for many years since the 50's. He has a massive Gorham silver collection and he has worked on many of them. He recently gave me a "Gorham Stoplight Jigger". I have looked on the internet to find information on this piece. I found many but not quite like the one i have. First off, the piece i have is electroplated. I have only seen sterling jiggers. Second, The only thing stamped on the bottom is (line1)-GORHAM, (line2)-E(anchor mark)P, (line3)-YC1192.

The Jiggers i found are all stamped (line1)-GORHAM, (line2)-STERLING, (line3)-354, (line4)-STOPLIGHT JIGGER, (line5)-3, (line6)-2, (line7)-1oz.

My theory is that the electroplated jigger i have is a prototype or sample. My grandfather and i would very much appreciate any information you may know about this item and it's value.

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Hello.

I'm sorry to say I am not familiar with this piece. I also am not familiar with issue regarding sterling vs possible silver plate prototype.

You might try posting on the forum at www.925-1000.com. I'm sure some of the participants there would like to know about this and one may have the answer. They do require pictures.

Sorry I could be of no help.

Best wishes,

Jim

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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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