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chase33

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iconnumber posted 08-12-2010 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After working a silverstore and visiting another, it seems like the first pieces that get sent for scrap are the modern pieces and patterns(Diamond (R&B) Celeste and Stardust (Gorham), Rhapsody (International) etc). The old standbys like Chantilly, Francis 1st, Strasbourg, Old Maryland Engraved etc are the ones that are being held. I think this is a mistake since flatware and holloware are no longer being made or new patterns being introduced and at some point these modern pieces will come into fashion and be appreciated for their beauty in their own right. So I have started picking up these pieces to save them as much as I can.
Has anyone else noticed this trend or is that just what I am seeing down here in the South?

Robert

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taloncrest

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iconnumber posted 08-12-2010 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taloncrest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you are right. Especially here in the South, the more traditional ones are favored. I do hope the smelter is not the fate of The Diamond pattern. That is one modern pattern that seems to do quite well on the big auction site, mainly due to it's being designed, or based on a design, by Gio Ponti. And I find considerable competition there for most plain modern patterns, but those with added design, especially flowers, usually go for less than melt.

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jersey

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Hi Robert!
I am in total agreement! I saw this trend years ago but since the patterns were not to my style I did not pick them up as I have no one that wants them. I did get Fine Arts Tranquility for my sons thinking one of them might at least go for the classic look...but I was wrong. Maybe when I'm gone they'll want it.

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