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    Sterling silver tea set & platter

    I never thought I would ever have one of these in my house. A friend of mine bought it at a yard sale and I bought it from him. For under spot by a couple hundred dollars. Itís 5177 g. Even the platters Sterling. I think I could go sled riding on the platter, its so big- 25Ē from handle to handle, 5 1/2 lbs. Made by Gorham. Does anyone have any experience selling these? Do they go for more than spot? Thereís a monogram of ďBĒ on the platter but the rest has nothing. No dents no damage. All matching. (Second picture has a hard-boiled egg for size reference)

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    Very nice one day Iíll find one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheech View Post
    Very nice one day Iíll find one
    Hopefully for less then i do so you donít feel like you have to sell it. I donít feel like this oneís a fair find because I got it from another picker.

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    At $2500 in spot value someoneís got to really like tea to shell out more than that. A great buy though. Keep it until silver hits $30 again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon View Post
    At $2500 in spot value someoneís got to really like tea to shell out more than that. A great buy though. Keep it until silver hits $30 again!
    That would be nice. Iíll never forget when I started this hobby that my dad was with me we drove to the coin store. I ran inside and came back out and he asked me what did I buy. I said, DAD! I bought 2 ounces of silver for $80! Silver was $34-36 an oz. happiest day ever. Til silver tanked! Iím not sure why I felt like sharing that but your post made me remind myself of that!
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    Start hitting all the local antique stores. When I was down south I was a picker for three stores(cameras, Judaica, kitchen). But when it came to silver every store I tried wanted to pay under spot. Hey, that's what I pay. I can do better just melting it.

    I have a few pieces I am polishing now. I will hit some stores later this month. I think I would be happy with 25-50% over spot. But of course I will ask 100% over and negotiate down.
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    at yard sales I am dollardan

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    You always shine. Ain't no yard sales around here with stuff like that. The only sterling I've ever picked up at any yard sale is maybe a spoon or jewelry. I did though come across a small sterling, wood footed sterling candy dish. I recognize the mark right from the get. It was kindof a mod. design and was made by William Spratling. Paid 3 bucks for it, but it only sold for $165. Had it been 3 years before, it would have sold for more I believe as that's when the Mexican silver was in hot demand.

 

 

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