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iconnumber posted 10-05-2007 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OgieOglethorp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hello all.

This mark appears on the bottom of a sterling coffee pot, tea pot, creamer and sugar. I believe it's European, but can find no info about it.

Does anybody recognize the mark?

Thanks for your time.

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2007 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Ogie and welcome to the forum. smile

If you would please add some more information to your first posting I think you may be more likely to receive responses. Please go back and re-read the above yellow box which starts with Please Read Before You Post.

This forum is not a commercial ID service, we are just a group of people who enjoy discussing and collecting silver and as such is good form to introduce yourself by telling us a little about your interests in silver and a bit about why you are asking about this coffee/tea set in particular.

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2007 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's European, I'd think it was made for the U.S. market, given the marks. The GR mark I've never seen--a small shop? The style of the set is sort of late Victorian, but its overall effect is much newer--like a revival.

I'd be curious as to what people think.

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2007 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OgieOglethorp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry. Questions and answers:
    Tell us the Why of your question

Would like to identify this mark for some folks I'm helping. They are clearing out an estate and this set will be for sale.

    We're not being snoopy; knowing will help us help you:

    What is your interest in silver?

Always interested in learning new things.

    What is it that you hope to learn from this question?

The ID of the maker.

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iconnumber posted 10-06-2007 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These appear to be jewelry store quality pieces. And made sometime after 1930. There are lots of sets of this type in silverplate. The design is based on earlier work, but just what is unclear.

As Charles Curb puts it: the angels in heaven rejoice when a tea set is sold. The people who like tea sets already have them. Those who don't will not buy no matter what you do with the price.

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iconnumber posted 10-06-2007 04:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've looked at some places but only found a American person Frederick Gyllenberg active from 1900-1930. In his four initials the letters G and R made in capital letters.

(it's a trie from this side).

I've looked at the photo's and my question is about the handles they look like they are repaired or can you tell if they are the handle is isolated? It looks like the inside is gilded, can you tell about that?

Where have they bought these totally set at a auction somewhere in England than it's better to find out.

I think when you want to sell this silver you can follow the prices at a auction, or place a advertising with photo for instance in a silver magazine. Some body who is fond of it will pay the price you aspect for it.

I hope I explained it well.

I know that this forum is not made for giving values for silver objects.

But it's a nice set and I only may see it from distance, good luck with selling!

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iconnumber posted 10-07-2007 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OgieOglethorp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the replies. Mark ID is really what I'm after.

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