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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-22-2016 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, not from a pirate site--from the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met is making hundreds of books and illustrated bulletins and journals available for free download. Lots of silver--for example:

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2016 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the links, Polly!
I just got the Colonial Silver one. smile

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2016 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are lots more--those were just a couple of examples.

Here's the whole collection: Book titles with full-text online (456)

If you search on the keyword "silver," you get this: Silver Search results (192)

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2016 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few more examples:

There are lots and lots more.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2016 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(The keyword "silver" search turns up material that's still in print as well as material that's out of print. I think only the out-of-print stuff is available for free download. But there's still tons and tons of great stuff there.)

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seaduck

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iconnumber posted 02-25-2016 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seaduck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FABULOUS! Thanks so much!!!

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 03-01-2016 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
speaking of the met, the "search the collection" page is a great resource and a lot of fun. many of their untold 1000s of pieces, though not on display, have been photographed and in many cases also show and/or describe the exact marks of pieces.

Search the Collection

what i like is that their holdings include not only "museum quality" objects, but also more pedestrian pieces. if you search for gorham, for instance, you can see not only a magnificent chased silver and carved ivory tankard, but also a humble medallion pattern cheese scoop.

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