I really am impressed with your patience and time devoted. Rogers 1847 became a trade mark of the new firm. Here is a link to our silver calculator. Rogers prefaced by the date 1865, which identifies a piece made by William Rogers around 1865. While the information here isn't as extensive as that held in the guides mentioned above, it is a very useful introduction to silver hallmarks used on antique and vintage jewelry from around the globe.
If you have odd and end pieces Arch Enterprises, will pay for the silver. It is difficult to determine the value of your tray because several manufacturers appropriated his name. However we cannot be sure unless we test at our labs. Then weigh pieces that may be weighted or filled with other material or have stainless steel blades, like many knives. Generally, this implies a slightly thicker layer of silver plate, which can improve the life of the silver plated item, since silver plate does wear off over time.
All sales final 48 hours after receiving your purchase. Hi Janet, Thanks for your question. If you do want to send us an image, you can upload one on our contact form here. Its s memorial piece to me cause its the day I meet my fiance. If you decide to cancel the order at pick up, you or your agent must reject the item at the time of pickup or delivery from the seller. Arch is a national precious metal refiner and receives shipments from the contiguous United States at our facility in Mexico, Missouri.
Please feel free to start the process and fill out our. A signed bat closest to the model Roger used will have a higher vale. Sometimes there are knives with weights or steel rods in them that would throw off the weight of sterling silver that we are after. Brief history and description William Rogers now known as Wm. These will also have the word Sterling stamped on the bottom. It has scrolling along the handle and the bowl of the spoon has a somewhat shell shape with some patterning along the base of the bowl.
Sometimes people automatically assume that old silver pieces are sterling, but silver plating techniques have been around since the 1800s. Rogers partnered with other silversmiths at times, and his company and trademarks were eventually taken over by larger companies. Signatures that have not been … properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. At least, or so, I would like to believe. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.
However, Rogers used certain identifying marks at various times in his career that may assist in the effort. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. From Tim in Pacific, Missouri. Look for the maker's mark, a stamped eagle and star flanking the name Wm Rogers on the back of a handle. We do take pieces to test if you have a large lot, however would need notice through our contact form or over the phone.
Rogers Heirloom Sterling flatware set and have had difficulty finding reference to actual sterling silver rather than silver plated sets and therefore any idea of value. Rogers Hornsby single signed baseball. Your set is definitely worth something. As precious metal refiners we would only pay on the silver content and not take into account the completeness, rarity, or condition of the set. There are literally 100s of patterns of silver plate flatware. The men managing the various Rogers companies sometimes were linked by family relationships but often this was not the case.
Silver assayers won't take it because the cost of recovering the tiny amount of silver about. Easier said than done when some symbols on antique and can be thoroughly confusing without resources to point you in the right direction. But, to be honest, some are much better than others. Photo composition, appeal, and how well the photo displays the signature will effect the value. Also what is best method to safely clean and preserve this silver set? Hi Kathy, Thank you for you question. That means if you have knives or weighted serving wear, we would want that weight separate. If all your pieces are sterling we are looking for the weight of just the sterling silver.