Copies of popular sterling flatware patterns such as Chantilly and Old Maryland Engraved are being offered on eBay.
I ran across some listings on eBay today for sterling flatware pieces in various patterns. The pieces are advertised as "new". The titles of the listings imply that they are pieces manufactured by the original manufacturers.
When you read the detailed descriptions, you see that the listed pieces might actually be only similar to the original patterns mentioned in the title. In other words, they are copies.
I think the listings are VERY misleading. If you have any doubts, send a question to the seller making sure that you understand what is being offered.
Feel free to send me questions via email as well.
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