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I have two silver candelabras - Stamped on the bottom is "WB Mfg Co. and a number 2258 -  They are very old.  Do they have any value?

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Hello.

"WB Mfg Co." is a mark used by Weidlich Brothers Manufacturing Co. I believe they were in business between 1902 and 1950.

I imagine your candelabras are made of silver plate. Look on the bottom for the word, "Sterling". If it's not there, I'm probably correct about silver plate. Resale value of pieces like this depends greatly on design and condition, varying widely. Those sales I've seen when sold by an individual generally were in the $20 to $40 range for the pair. However, without seeing them, it's hard to estimate.

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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