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I have my grandmother's flatware. I found it in a Tarnish-Resisting Chest with the name THE INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO. On the back of each piece it has *Rogers & Bro. REINFORCED PLATE I S.  I went to replacements.com and found that it is "Daybreak-Elegant Lady (Silverplate, 1952) by International Silver. The set contains 16 teaspoons 6/18", 8 Place/Oval Soup Spoons 7 1/2", 8 salad forks 6 3/4", 8 Forks 7 1/2", 8 Modern Hollow Knives 9", 8 Iced Tea Spoons 7 3/4", 2 Serving Spoons 8 1/2", 1 Medium Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork 8 7/8", 1 Flat Handle Master Butter knife 6 7/8", 1 Sugar Spoon 6", 1 Solid Gravy Ladle 6 1/4"

Can you tell me how much it is worth?  Thank you.

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Hello.

Unfortunately, silver plate flatware like this does not hold its value very well. An individual selling a set like this could expect a dollar or two per piece, a bit more for serving pieces. As a example, here is a recent sale of this pattern: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-60-Pc-ROGERS-BROS-DAYBREAK-ELEGANT-LADY-IS-Silver-Pl.

The prices at Replacements.com do not represent those an individual could get.

Hope this helps.

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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