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I have a set of Reed & Barton flatware. The knives say mirrorstele, the other pieces do not say anything but Reed & Barton.  I also can identify the pattern?  I have looked everywhere online.  I inherited the set, so know very little about it or its value. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


This looks like the Reed & Barton English Crown pattern. It is made of silver plate. "Mirrorstele" is Reed & Barton's trade name for stainless steel used for the knife blades.

An individual selling this pattern could expect to receive between $3 and $4 per piece, perhaps a bit more for serving pieces. I know this probably sounds low but it is actually better than for the vast majority of silver plate patterns which sell for about $1 per piece when sold by an individual.

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at I also author a blog at and write articles about silver at ........... 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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