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So I bought this set at an auction yesterday and I've done a little research but would like to know more. The set is a complete King Edward design Gorham silverware. There are 8 of each item except only 4 serving spoons and one spreading knife. The box had some other odd silverware pieces thrown in along with 6 tiny shakers. I have pictured the set with the box and the shakers. The shakers are stamped sterling on the bottom. Each piece of silverware is stamped Gorham Sterling Pat. I also have the flyer that has the prices of each piece from the jeweler where it was originally purchased.

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Hello.

This looks like a nice set but I can't tell what your question is. So, on the chance you are asking about value, I'll refer you to a couple of recent sales on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/gorham-king-edward-sterling-silver-flatware-/20141395531
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-45-Piece-Gorham-King-Edward-Sterling-Silver-Flat

These will give you some idea of the price range when sold by an individual. Be aware that the lengths of the forks and knives make a difference regarding value. For example, Gorham made three lengths of forks in this pattern. The longest (7 3/4") would be the most valuable. I recommend looking at the various pieces available at www.replacements.com to get a better idea. An individual selling pieces could expect to get 25% to 35% of the price quoted by Replacements.

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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