That means if you have knives or weighted serving wear, we would want that weight separate. On another note, if your set is complete, it may fetch more value as a complete sterling silver set on places like eBay. Rogers partnered with other silversmiths at times, and his company and trademarks were eventually taken over by larger companies. Do you have any idea what these pieces might be worth or anything about the markings? It doesent have the same markings. Since your items are silver plated, we cannot give a value based on the silver content. Please contact us if you find that your pieces are in fact sterling:. Rogers and Son name followed by an eagle, which identifies a piece made by William Hazen and William Henry between about 1856 and 1861.
Silver Plate Pattern Identification Guide The best book available for silver plate pattern identification is called Silverplated Flatware - An Identification and Value Guide by Tere Hagan. I would like to know more about it before I decide whether or not to sell it? Rogers 1847 became a trade mark of the new firm. Rogers--together with his two brothers and, later, his son--was responsible for more than 100 patterns of silver and silver-plated cutlery and serving dishes. Selling Rogers Brothers Silver The most important item to know is whether or not your silver is sterling. Wm Rogers silver-plate patterns ranged from the sleek and spare elegance of 1915's Lufberry and 1942's Hostess to the ornate explosion of botanical forms on the handles of 1908's Lily and 1965's Beverly Manor. This company was a silver plate company and known for and specialize in silver plated tableware. In our experience, most of the blades on these sets are made of a different, harder metal such as stainless steel.
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. Then weigh pieces that may be weighted or filled with other material or have stainless steel blades, like many knives. Besides doing a few at home tests, you would really need your items looked at by a professional to know. If you have sterling, check to see if you have a complete set and if any pieces are broken or damaged. Rogers silver items are typically marked as 1865 Wm. In 1898 Meriden Britannia Co and various other independent New England silversmiths joined themselves together to form the International Silver Co that became the world's largest manufacturer of silverware.
Lots of companies with this name were created, merged, separated in an endless succession of intertwined relationships. We estimate based on the weight of sterling silver content. Rogers was born in 1801 and died in 1873, and was an American silversmith who was a groundbreaking pioneer of the silverplate industry. We would need to know the exact weight of your sterling silver. Rogers silver item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. Once you know that name of your pattern you can go online and look up what pieces are available and the price for them. Some had family links with William Rogers, the American master silversmith who created over 100 silver patterns.
Sometimes there are knives with weights or steel rods in them that would throw off the weight of sterling silver that we are after. Rogers Mfg mark include Isabella, Jubilee and Revelation. I really am impressed with your patience and time devoted. Rogers prefaced by the date 1865, which identifies a piece made by William Rogers around 1865. In 1865, William Rogers used the mark 1865 Wm. We would recommend weighing the pieces you know are sterling silver and plug into our calculator here:.
Do you know if your set is sterling silver or not? No matter who you sell to, usually is more valuable than silver plate, stainless steel, copper or some other non-precious metal. Many flatware firms have used the name Rogers in name and mark. Rogers and Sons logo as well. Hi Janet, Thanks for your question. I work for an auctioneer who mainly does estate auctions. William Rogers, his son, other relatives and business associates created many firms dealing in silver flatware in the 19th and 20th centuries, including Church and Rogers, A. I was just wondering what it was worth.
I have a broken up set; one is a three pronged fork, and all pieces when rubbed with cloth leave a black residue…. Hi Sonia, It really depends on the weight of your piece and if you know for sure if you have sterling. You have the patience of a saint to keep politely replying to these same people seeking antique appraisals when the previous answers make it clear that being in sleeves or a box or 100 years old or a 2 year old broken piece is irrelevant to your purposes On behalf of the dim witted public I apologize and have no questions. Arch is a national precious metal refiner and receives shipments from the contiguous United States at our facility in Mexico, Missouri. It has been in the family a very long time and I do not have any other pieces. Dear Penny, Orly and Kristi — Since we are not antique dealers or experts in serving wear, we cannot say for certain if your items are sterling or not.
Here is a short list of popular patterns that we have handled through our store. We only take into account the weight of your items and the amount of silver available for recovery. Wonder if I can send you a pic of it? While this does make the piece heavier, it still uses an electroplating technique and uses a very small amount of silver for the plating even though it was done 3 times. Any prices or estimates in blog articles are based on the precious metal prices at the time of the post and can change on a daily basis as the price of precious metals change. Hi Kathy, Thank you for you question. If you would like you can weigh your pieces and fill out our contact form here or plug in your numbers with the current price of silver to find the market value of your silver by using our silver price calculator: Good Luck! Rogers and Son name, which identifies a piece made by William Hazen and William Henry between about 1861 and 1871. Send a clear photograph, or a rubbing of the design made on white tissue with a lead pencil, to a jeweler or antique vendor who deals in silverware.