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    2.5 lb sterling platter at goodwill. 3.99

    Found an Onadia platter for 3.99! Thought it might be plated but took the chance on it. Gave her the old magnet test when j got in the truck and she glided across back slow and steady.

    Pumped!

    Oh and found one silver handled knife for .19

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    Pics?
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    I’ll take some when I get home.
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    Ok so my weight guess way way off... optimistic nature got the best of me. 540 grams.

    It’s not stamped sterling but it passes the magnet test with flying colors. Hold the item at a steep angle, place a strong neo magnet at the top and let it slide down. If it sticks, it’s plated at best, if it has no reaction it’s probably stainless. If it slides slowly across the surface being effected by the field currents / conductive nature of the silver bingo Bango.

    Stirling is 92.5% silver, so 499.5 grams, 16 troy ounces.

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    It's a nice piece but in my opinion this is not sterling silver. As far as I know Oneida only used that particular mark on silver plate. I also don't think your 'magnet test' is a recognised or reliable way to determine the difference. Sorry.
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    Friend, I hope it's sterling but I think it's plate. I think all Oneida sterling is marked either "sterling silver" or "heirloom". Get it checked out and HH.
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    Dig it!

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    Anything is possible. I’m only going from the info I can find Readily. Oh well cant win them all. I’ll see what the acid tells me.

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    It’s a nice plate, but it is definitely silver plated. Sorry. An acid test will show silver, but only because what is scraped off is silver...plate.

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    Sounds like a plated platter but every once in a while we get lucky!
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    I looked up the mark on the net and it is silver plated.

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    Anyone have a good resource for me to check them in the future? My google search didn’t give me any direct answers.

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    Your tray is worth half of what you paid.

    Dont feel bad though... it has happened to all of us who look for these things at some time or another.

    I cannot count how many "sterling trays" i have bought over the years that went to the scrap yard as "crapola".

    Been many years ago... but none the less... its part of the "learning curve".
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    This site explains the silver-plate/sterling hallmarks quite well. Well worth the read up for the future buys-but buyer beware a little knowledge can be dangerous.

    American sterling silver marks: marks and hallmarks of US makers: O
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Your tray is worth half of what you paid.

    Dont feel bad though... it has happened to all of us who look for these things at some time or another.

    I cannot count how many "sterling trays" i have bought over the years that went to the scrap yard as "crapola".

    Been many years ago... but none the less... its part of the "learning curve".
    I took a risk on a big old serving platter one time. Had a funny mark and .700
    Turned out to be Swedish and the rest was history and tidy profit turn of $12.00-$550.00 at the local antique silver store.
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    Plated pieces will tarnish in blue and yellow hues, sterling will tarnish black. Since most plated pieces are copper a magnet test is a complete waste of time.
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