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Keychain
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years ago my mother bought me a keychain made from the handle of what appears to be a silver plate serving spoon. I have looked for anything similar to give me clues as to who made it or what pattern it is and have continuously come up empty handed. If you are able I would sincerely appreciate your help.

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Hello.

This looks like the silver plate pattern, "Saratoga", also known as "Angelo". It first appeared in 1883 and evidently was made by three different companies. See the list of backstamps here: http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/SPPatterns/Tufts.html .

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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