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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2009
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    Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    I picked up this silver on copper antique tea pot today at the Salvation Army for $14.99. It says silver on copper and has three stamps on the bottom. Can anyone tell me who made this and if it is worth what I paid? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. #2
    ca
    Mar 2005
    London, ON
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    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    Apparently made by Sheridan Silver Co. of Taunton, MA.

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2009
    26

    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    Quote Originally Posted by gord
    Apparently made by Sheridan Silver Co. of Taunton, MA.
    Hey thanks for the fast ID! I looked the name up on Ebay and found the same stamps. Mine appears to be older than the ones posted there. Anyone have any idea as to the value?

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2010
    New England
    V3i
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    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    Quote Originally Posted by skfloyd
    Quote Originally Posted by gord
    Apparently made by Sheridan Silver Co. of Taunton, MA.
    Hey thanks for the fast ID! I looked the name up on Ebay and found the same stamps. Mine appears to be older than the ones posted there. Anyone have any idea as to the value?
    Not sure of the value. If it was mine, I'd probably cash it in for scrap $$. Always on option if you can't get it sold as a collectible.

  5. #5
    gb
    Nov 2007
    803
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    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    In my opinion I think you had a good deal. It won't be worth all that much, but certainly worth more than you paid for it. Try not to be too hard on cleaning it, if you are going to, nothing too abrasive..


    .U.

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2009
    26

    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    Quote Originally Posted by SEANO
    Quote Originally Posted by skfloyd
    Quote Originally Posted by gord
    Apparently made by Sheridan Silver Co. of Taunton, MA.
    Hey thanks for the fast ID! I looked the name up on Ebay and found the same stamps. Mine appears to be older than the ones posted there. Anyone have any idea as to the value?
    Not sure of the value. If it was mine, I'd probably cash it in for scrap $$. Always on option if you can't get it sold as a collectible.
    Thanks guys for the help. I'm not going to clean it, I'm just going to throw it on Ebay to see what it brings. I'll leave it to the buyer if they want it cleaned or not.

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?

    Quote Originally Posted by SEANO
    Quote Originally Posted by skfloyd
    Quote Originally Posted by gord
    Apparently made by Sheridan Silver Co. of Taunton, MA.
    Hey thanks for the fast ID! I looked the name up on Ebay and found the same stamps. Mine appears to be older than the ones posted there. Anyone have any idea as to the value?
    Not sure of the value. If it was mine, I'd probably cash it in for scrap $$. Always on option if you can't get it sold as a collectible.
    why would you scrap it? it's made of copper an it isn't heavy enough to be worth anything
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2010
    New England
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    Re: Silver Plated Tea Pot. Was It Worth It? Who Made It?


    Not sure of the value. If it was mine, I'd probably cash it in for scrap $$. Always on option if you can't get it sold as a collectible.
    [/quote]why would you scrap it? it's made of copper an it isn't heavy enough to be worth anything
    [/quote]

    Looks to be 3-5lbs as a guess. #1 Copper's at $3.30lb here. That is why I would probably scrap it, if there was no market for it otherwise. Add in a potential of 3x premium below and it can add up.

    From the Scrap Metal Forum:

    CUPRONICKEL

    * a fancy way of saying copper/nickel alloy
    * is worth much more that copper 1.
    * Some yards will cheat and try to buy this stuff as brass or cheaper.
    * is actually at least 30% Ni, sometimes up to 90%, which is 3 times as expensive as copper.
    * Is often used in fake jewelry, silver-plated dinnerware, silver-plated anything, ship making, salt water pipes, heat exchangers or elements, thermocouples, musical instruments and more...

    "XRF handheld analyzers cost anywhere from $20k used to $70k new. Despite the price tag, many yards, even small ones, have invested in them. Without a XRF gun/handheld analyzer, there really is no way to tell precisely what an alloy is made of, especially if the yard also buys and sells precious metal alloys. If your yard is reluctant to take it out, it is either because they are afraid of using $50k equipment, or they don't want to pay you a fair price."

    "If a yard says they do not want to pay you for nickel alloys, politely tell them that you will sell it to a yard that does. Then do so."

    check out more here: http://scrappingmetal.blogspot.com/....for-price.html

 

 

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