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I found these spoons cleaning out my mother's house. I have no idea of the origin. Was wandering if they were real silver. They are very heavy and are discolored. I did not want to polish them if it would decrease the value. Any information you can give me could be very appreciated.
I am sending pictures. the spoons have writing on the backs. 1847 ROGERSBROS.AL(than an imprinted circle). the other spoon has a picture os an anchor RODGERS(another anchor picture)AA.
Thank Cindy Gyergyo

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Hello.

Both these spoons appear to be made of silver plate. They probably do not have a high value. If you are interested in identifying the patterns, you can find considerable help here: http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Msc/SterlSP.html .

Polishing will not diminish their value, in my opinion. I do not recommend chemical dips.

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)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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