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I have inherited a box of Silver and have no idea what to do with is.  Some of the pieces say K6 TRIPLE and 1847 ROGERS BROS.

Do you purchase these kinds of things or can you refer me to someone?

thank you,

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Hello.

This looks like the Old Colony pattern. International Silver Company now owns this Rogers brand and they introduced Old Colony in 1911.

Unfortunately, silver plate flatware like this does not hold its value very well. It's common to see used silver plate flatware sold by an individual bring about one dollar per piece. The Old Colony pattern might bring a slightly higher price. Heres an example of an actual sale on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1847-Rogers-Bros-1911-OLD-COLONY-silverplated-flatware-s .

Very few dealers handle silver plate flatware. You might consider selling on eBay. Or, if an antique show is coming to your area any time soon, take your set by the show and talk with all the silver dealers there. You might get more an offer.  

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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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