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  1. #16

    Jun 2013
    Hudson Valley, NY
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    DCMatt is on the right track.
    I found one in silver on eBay, but the base and markings are different.
    The silver marks for Gorham can be dated:
    https://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html

    It appears companies can take Bissell's bronze statues and recast.
    are there other marks on this anywhere?

    I don't know what you paid for it, but if you want to get rid of it, I'll double your money.....
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  2. #17
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    May 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRebel1861 View Post
    Is it solid or hollow?
    1950 grams, solid.
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastedWheatie View Post
    DCMatt is on the right track.
    I found one in silver on eBay, but the base and markings are different.
    The silver marks for Gorham can be dated:
    https://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html

    It appears companies can take Bissell's bronze statues and recast.
    are there other marks on this anywhere?

    I don't know what you paid for it, but if you want to get rid of it, I'll double your money.....
    Thank you!!! Wonder what it goes for

  4. #19
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    Mar 2010
    Southwest Georgia
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    silver melt value for 1950 grams sterling is about $860.00
    Silver Gram Price Calculator
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

  5. #20
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    May 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    silver melt value for 1950 grams sterling is about $860.00
    Silver Gram Price Calculator
    Awesome! I have 2 of them actually, they seem to be book ends. I just wonder what they would be valued at. The bronze one’s go for $4000! Could only imagine sterling.

  6. #21
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    May 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntinDog View Post
    Well...
    Nice find
    If that thing is solid silver it's worth it's weight....
    Cool statue
    Congrats on the find
    Thank you!

  7. #22

    Jun 2013
    Hudson Valley, NY
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKeepDigging View Post
    Thank you!!! Wonder what it goes for
    The bronze ones go for several thousand dollars.
    The lack of info on Gorham making silver statues indicates to me that it may have been commissioned piece. meaning not mass produced, but made for special order.
    I've had that happen with a Royal Derby porcelain piece that I spent years trying to find another. There wasn't one. I sold it to a Royal Derby museum in England.
    I'd seek info from one of the big boy auction houses. No wait. No I wouldn't. Id sell it to a nice guy on Tnet and double my money...

    If that was from a Fl yard sale, I'm not surprised. So many retirees take their heirlooms and valuable with them to the south, and no ones around when they pass.
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  8. #23
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    May 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastedWheatie View Post
    The bronze ones go for several thousand dollars.
    The lack of info on Gorham making silver statues indicates to me that it may have been commissioned piece. meaning not mass produced, but made for special order.
    I've had that happen with a Royal Derby porcelain piece that I spent years trying to find another. There wasn't one. I sold it to a Royal Derby museum in England.
    I'd seek info from one of the big boy auction houses. No wait. No I wouldn't. Id sell it to a nice guy on Tnet and double my money...

    If that was from a Fl yard sale, I'm not surprised. So many retirees take their heirlooms and valuable with them to the south, and no ones around when they pass.
    Can’t thank you enough for all this info! You guys here on T-Net are amazing. Really can’t wait to find the back story on them.

  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKeepDigging View Post
    You guys here on T-Net are amazing.
    Thanks. Yes, we are amazing. Broke, but amazing...
    They told me I should hold on to my dreams.
    So I went back to sleep...

  10. #25

    Jun 2013
    Hudson Valley, NY
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKeepDigging View Post
    Awesome! I have 2 of them actually, they seem to be book ends. .
    Yep. Everything I've read says the bronze were originally book ends.
    The one one eBay (not Gorham. P. King foundry) is listed for 10 grand. But it's been sitting there a while with no buyers.
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  11. #26
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    I have the exact same set! Of the canisters in the background of your photo. Seriously. I do. Great canisters, don't you think?

  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubter in MD View Post
    I have the exact same set! Of the canisters in the background of your photo. Seriously. I do. Great canisters, don't you think?
    Now if you both have the exact same model metal detector, that would be amazing,,,,
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  13. #28
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    I've got to go to more yardsales....
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



  14. #29
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    WOW!!!!
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    I's this was a full-time job; I would always want to go to work!!!

  15. #30
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    Primo JKD! Their candlesticks that high are priced significantly so I know this piece is worth some cash. I'd have to guess $325 or more.
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