My Amazing Attic Find- Huge silver platter!!!

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  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    The day after Christmas I was moving around some stuff in the attic and found stuck in the floor beams and under some ancient carpet scraps that had been left sometime in the 60's a huge silver platter. [​IMG]

    I will take pics but it has legs and some sort of stamp on the bottom that looks like a crown.

    It weights 15lbs!!! and is defiantly real silver not plated as my father looked at it.

    Now I have beautiful silver left to me by my Grandmother that I would never sell even though I may only use them a few times in my life. But this I have no connection too. It is beautiful and I would love to keep it but I really could use the money.

    Now silver is going for over $17 and ounce so I figure it is worth quiet a bit.

    I will post pics soon.

    I am wondering how I might be able to identify its age and value.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I'd like to see the pic and the stamp first. Usually in littleteenytinybarelyreadable print there is a year on older pieces.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ooh nice! I love stuff like that! [​IMG]
     
  4. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    You might want to look and see if you can find the crown marking on your platter in one of (the many) databases (easily found via google) to see if you have a silver platter that might be worth more than the melted silver prices. Here is one: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate__menu.html

    Failing
    that, you could get it appraised at antique or pawn shops (but keep in mind, they want to buy from you on the cheap and sell at a profit) - use the information they give you to make actual inquires into its true worth and avoid getting ripped off.
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    so at 15lbs at 17 an oz... thats $4o80 worth of silver alone. [​IMG]
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Wow- too bad antiques roadshow isn't in your neighborhood about now! You should get it appraised and take it to one of the auction houses in NY. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I love that show! I cant find it on tv anymore though.. [​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Its on PBS here.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Its on PBS here.

    ahh, okay. thanks
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Its on PBS here.

    ahh, okay. thanks

    We used to make a drinking game out of it. Every time someone said veneer....and something else I can't remember. [​IMG]
     

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