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JakeS75

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2021 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JakeS75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there much difference in quality between early to mid 20th century Gorham, Poole and Webster Wilcox silver plate?

I am trying to decide between a large silver plated tray by these 3 makers. They are all priced at around $xxx [Please see the Guidelines] plus postage. All look to be in excellent condition and size is similar for all 3. Around 26/30 inches by 20 inches.

Is one likely to be much better quality?

Does the price seem reasonable too?

These are the 3 trays:

Poole

Webster Wilcox

Gorham

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 12-01-2021 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My suggestion is to simply pick the one that goes best with whatever pieces of silver you are planning to set on it. Or better yet, if you have a tea set or something for which you are seeking a tray, look around for a tray that is made by the same maker and matches what you will place on it.

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seaduck

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The Poole and Gorham photos seem to be the same?

All things being equal, I suspect a lot of people would vote Gorham. But Kimo's advice is good. I also wonder if you've seen them in person. Condition is a big factor in plate.

If they are all offered by the same dealer who you trust, then maybe that dealer's advice on relative condition would be enough.

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