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bonnie5050

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iconnumber posted 04-08-2003 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bonnie5050     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any books available that would help one in identifying patterns for silverplate holloware, possibly by manufacturer?
Thanks for your help.

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Stephen

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iconnumber posted 04-08-2003 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you looked at Bones & Fisher's "The Standard Encyclopedia of American Silverplate Flatware and Hollow Ware"?

It has a lot of interesting information on some of the twentieth century holloware patterns produced by Oneida and the International Silver Co. It was published in 1998 and is still available.


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iconnumber posted 04-08-2003 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bonnie5050     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the newest one I think, c1998 with updated values as of 2003, but I think there are probably hundreds of patterns not listed. I'm not really interested in values, just pattern names. I tend to collect things I like the looks of rather than those which might be more valuable. I just like to know the name and something about them.
Thanks for the info. I'll just keep doing research.

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iconnumber posted 04-08-2003 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, there certainly are much more comprehensive references on flatware patterns.

As far as I know, there's no single book that provides more information on twentieth-century plated holloware -- advertisements in old magazines and trade journals seem to be the next best sources for the serious researcher of such items.

Some of the "replacements" type web-sites also have a lot of useful info -- once you know what pattern you're looking for.

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