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bonnie5050

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iconnumber posted 05-08-2003 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bonnie5050     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question. I've seen a lot of silverplate that is made in Hong Kong or China lately. How does it compare to the pieces produced in the US (not older pieces, but relatively new)? The pieces from Hong Kong and China seem to me to be a lot lighter in weight, although they do say silverplated.
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Stephen

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iconnumber posted 05-09-2003 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These may be really dumb questions, but I haven't been out shopping for any in a loooong time.

What kinds of marks are on the Hong Kong and China pieces? Country of origin? Anything else?

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iconnumber posted 05-09-2003 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bonnie5050     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No marks. Just says silverplated on back with a sticker (made in China) or (made in Hong Kong).
I was looking at new baby cups to purchase for Christening gifts.They aren't marked at all on back, but packaging says silverplated. I have also seen a lot of "silverplated" items at auctions and flea markets which have a made in china sticker.

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iconnumber posted 05-09-2003 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bonnie5050     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did find one that is a set of baby plate, fork and spoon and cup which seems to be heavier. It only has a sticker which says "Godinger Silver Art Co. LTD. made in China. GSA "
My daughter has a set of trays that say Wm. Rogers & Son (on box). On the back of the trays it says Silverplated Hong Kong. They seem like nice trays, but are awfully lightweight and thin.
(They were a wedding gift 3 years ago for her).
Hope this helps.

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iconnumber posted 05-09-2003 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have some thoughts, but I'm going to wait and see what others have to add.

(tap, tap, tap, ...)

Plus, I will do a little "shopping" this weekend and see what I can discover.

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