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dnetnjoseph

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iconnumber posted 01-26-2006 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dnetnjoseph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can anyone help?
Looking for info on a sterling
hand mirror by Black Starr & Frost (marked)
also marked sterling
round near 5" across
oval handle

Please help if you can

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 01-26-2006 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could you post a picture? Black Starr and Frost was in business for over a century. In fact, maybe they still are open. This mark has been in use since 1878, the company traces its origins back to 1801.

Much of their wares were not made by BS&F but by other makers. We usually can not identify by a mark alone. The shape you describe is a traditional one, in use for the last 500 or so years.

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agleopar

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iconnumber posted 01-26-2006 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is hard to tell what your after? Have you tried a search... a little more info from you would get folks to contribute, good luck.

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2006 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please also share a little information on your interest in collecting silver and your interest in this particular object.

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dnetnjoseph

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iconnumber posted 01-28-2006 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dnetnjoseph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi and thanks for responding..
I will try and take care of all requests.
I am fairly new at collecting silver and do most of my research online. I mainly shop estate sales and second hand stores looking for items which I enjoy, not just for value.

I have had this mirror for twenty years and was given to me by my Grandparent. Most items I have have been researched with success however, this producer does not have
much information to find.

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 01-30-2006 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks and welcome. Please try to post some good photos - a close up of the mark and an overall photo or two as well. These really are important to telling you much with any confidence.

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