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imkandy

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iconnumber posted 02-19-2008 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for imkandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Can anyone help me find info on this silverware. The blade on the knife says Walter Peter Solingen Ohligs Rostfrei 90. The handle of the knife says 90. Also, the handle on the forks and spoons say Wapeto 90. I know Solingen Ohligs is a place in Germany. My friend wants me to find more info about this silver, as it is from her family.

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FWG

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iconnumber posted 02-19-2008 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FWG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that Wapeto is a short form of the firm name Walter Peter, and "rostfrei" is rust-free - that is to say, stainless steel. The 90 mark is one commonly used in Germany for silverplated wares.

From what I can see the firm was/is in business in the mid-late 20th century, maybe still today. The forks and spoons and knife handles would be silverplated, and the knife blades are stainless steel.

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 02-20-2008 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to the forum Imkandhy!

If you would please go back an re-read Please Read Before You Post at the start of this page and then add the requested information to your posting I am sure you would get a more helpful response. We are just a small group of people who enjoy discussing silver and it is good form to introduce yourself to the group. In particular, please let us know a little more about your general interest in silver and your interest in learning more about your flatware in particular. Is it a part of your personal silver collection or are you researching in hopes of possibly selling it?

Your photos are well done and we appreciate your sharing them not only to help determine what you have but also to allow us to join in your appreciation of your beautiful silverware.

Thanks!

Kimo
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imkandy

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iconnumber posted 02-20-2008 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for imkandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FWG:
I believe that Wapeto is a short form of the firm name Walter Peter, and "rostfrei" is rust-free - that is to say, stainless steel. The 90 mark is one commonly used in Germany for silverplated wares.

From what I can see the firm was/is in business in the mid-late 20th century, maybe still today. The forks and spoons and knife handles would be silverplated, and the knife blades are stainless steel.


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imkandy

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iconnumber posted 02-20-2008 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for imkandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kimo:
Welcome to the forum Imkandhy!

If you would please go back an re-read [b]Please Read Before You Post
at the start of this page and then add the requested information to your posting I am sure you would get a more helpful response. We are just a small group of people who enjoy discussing silver and it is good form to introduce yourself to the group. In particular, please let us know a little more about your general interest in silver and your interest in learning more about your flatware in particular. Is it a part of your personal silver collection or are you researching in hopes of possibly selling it?

Your photos are well done and we appreciate your sharing them not only to help determine what you have but also to allow us to join in your appreciation of your beautiful silverware.

Thanks!

Kimo
Contributing Editor[/b]


Thanks for the info. I hope everything is satisfactory. If not, I will read thru the guidelines again. I am a novice on silver collection, but find it very interesting as I am continuing on finding the history on the various pieces of silver.

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silverhunter

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iconnumber posted 02-24-2008 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Short reaction when I look at the extremely shining photo(sunglasses on) and see the condition of the blade I think this is a reproduced pattern from for instance a firm like Wellner in Germany that made also silvered patterns like this around 1900. But when I look at the only Wellner fork I have it's more damaged by the using of it.

But it is a nice pair of shining silvered objects. I've readd that there were about 500 firms in and around Solingen. Not only silver factories/firms.

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imkandy

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iconnumber posted 02-25-2008 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for imkandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info.

I spent quite some time polishing the silver set. Then I took a picture of them outside and the sun was shining. I didn't want the glare from the flash to show. Defeated my purpose maybe.

Thanks again,
Kandace

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silverhunter

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iconnumber posted 02-25-2008 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's the best silvershine which is showed in all the topics till now.
Compliments!

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