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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Silver Plate Marks

We don't deal much with silver plate pieces but we receive an awful lot of questions about them. One thing that's confusing to many questioners is the plethora of confusing marks one finds on various silver plate pieces.

So, here's a list of clues. If you see one or more of these designations on your piece, it may very well be silver plate.

  • A1
  • AA
  • Coin Plate
  • Deepsilver or Deep Silver
  • Double or Double Plate
  • Electroplate
  • EP
  • EPC
  • EPBM
  • EPNS
  • EPWM
  • Extra Coin Plate
  • Extra Plate
  • Plate or Plated
  • Quadruple or Quadruple Plate
  • Reinforced Plate
  • Silver Plate or Silverplate
  • Silver Soldered
  • Sterling Inlaid
  • Sterling Plate
  • Triple or Triple Plate
  • XII
  • XIV
  • XS

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7 comments:

Silver Jim said...

This is a response to the previous comment.

I'm not familiar with the Coronet company but it sounds like your piece is silver plate. I did find several silver plate pieces made by them mentioned in various ways on the Internet. I found one small tray that sold recently for $13.00 on eBay.

Jim

Anonymous said...

An old friend passed down a Wm Rogers Silverplate set. It is complete set for service for 8. The set is a little tarnished, but otherwise in great condition. The certificate is included in the wood box, but does not have the year on it. I believe it was a wedding gift in the 1940's. Do you have an idea of what it might be worth? Thank you. Chrisitna

Silver Jim said...

This is in response to the previous comment regarding the value of a silver plate set of flatware.

A while back, I wrote an article on this subject that probably describes your set. Here's a link:

http://www.examiner.com/x-26031-Sterling-Silver-Examiner~y2010m1d30-Whats-the-value-of-my-silver-plate-flatware

Anonymous said...

I have a whole set of silverware marked WM ROGERS MFG CO. AA IS. Very good condition. Do you know how much it is worth?

Silver Jim said...

This is in response to the previous comment. Your set is made of silver plate. Here is a link to an article that discusses the value of silver plate flatware. It will help answer your question: http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/what-s-the-value-of-my-silver-plate-flatware

chris baj said...

I HAVE AN 1879 QUADRUPLE PLATE WEDDING BASKET FROM JAMES W. TAFT, WITH HANDLE, BASE, INSIDE IS VERY INTRICATE DRAWINGS WITH PINEAPPLES. DOES ANYONE RECOGNIZE THIS PIECE? I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOREVER TO NO AVAIL.
THANK YOU.
CHRISTINA

Silver Jim said...

This is in response to the previous comment.

You might consider posting this question with a picture on the forum at www.925-1000.com .