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Hello, I have the Rogers & Bro Silverplate 1950 silverware in its original chest, complete service for 12. My grandmother rarely used it, if at all. It is stamped on the back with *Rogers & Bro Reinforced Plate I S. Can you tell me if it has any value and, if you can suggest any sites that might be interested in it? Thank you for your help.

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Hello.

Unfortunately, most silver plate flatware does not hold its value very well. Often, when sold by an individual, it will bring a dollar or two per piece. Here is an example of a recent sale on eBay of this pattern: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROGERS-BROS-STARLIGHT-SILVERWARE-STARLIGHT-1950-78-PIECE .

Selling on eBay is one of the better ways to sell since very few dealers buy silver plate flatware. A couple of dealers that sometimes purchase silver plate are www.replacements.com and www.antiquecupboard.com. Both work via email.

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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