Antique Silver Plate Price and Value Guide

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    Sterling Silver or Silver Plated?

    Antique silver
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    How do you know if your antique is sterling or silver plate? If it's not marked "sterling," it's a safe bet that it's actually silver plated. Most American silver made after 1860 was marked.

    As you'll find in the following pictorial price guide, however, antique silver plate is not void of value although it rarely sells for as much as comparably styled and weighted antiques fashioned of sterling silver.

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    Simpson and Hall Wheeled Cherub Relish Dish

    Simpson and Hall Wheeled Cherub Relish Dish
    Morphy Auctions

    Simpson & Hall silver plate. Includes fork. No damage or repairs. 

    • Condition: Excellent
    • Size: 10" x 8"
    • Value: $1,170 (Morphy Auctions, 12/09)
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    Figural Napkin Ring Salt and Pepper Combination Set

    Figural Napkin Ring Salt and Pepper Combination Set
    Morphy Auctions

    Oxidation to the silver plate but otherwise condition is excellent. No damage or repairs.

    • Value: $117 (Morphy Auctions, 12/09)
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    Continental Silver Plate Dressing Table Box

    Continental Silver Plate Dressing Table Box
    Morphy Auctions

    Chased with courting couple scene within a guilloche frame and sides that are chased with floral and ribbon swags.

    • Condition: Very good
    • Size: 8 1/4" long
    • Value: $58.50 (Morphy Auctions, 8/09)
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    Derby Silver Plate Company Cake Stand

    Derby Silver Plate Company Cake Stand
    Morphy Auctions

    Derby Silver Plate Company cake stand chased with foliage and figures at work within scrolls.

    • Condition: Good
    • Size: 11 7/8" in diameter
    • Value: $29.25 (Morphy Auctions, 8/09)
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    Bird on Crate Figural Napkin Ring

    Bird on Crate Figural Napkin Ring
    Morphy Auctions

    Tufts napkin ring #1633. Silverplate is tarnished. No damage or repairs.

    • Condition: Near mint
    • Value: $263.25 (Morphy Auctions, 12/09)
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    Cherub Holding Glass Plate

    Cherub Holding Glass Plate
    Morphy Auctions

    Silver plated cherub with glass plate. No damage or repairs.

    • Condition: Excellent
    • Size: 12" x 16"
    • Value: $468 (Morphy Auctions, 12/09)
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    Tufts Iron Figural Napkin Ring

    Tufts Iron Figural Napkin Ring
    Morphy Auctions

    James W. Tufts figural napkin ring #1636. Silverplate is tarnished. No damage or repairs.

    • Condition: Excellent
    • Value: $468 (Morphy Auctions, 12/09)
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    19th Century English Inkstand

    19th Century English Inkstand
    Morphy Auctions

    Retailer's mark "H M EMMANUEL & SONS/ ORDNANCE ROW/PORTSEA".

    • Condition: Good
    • Size: 6" tall
    • Value: $175.50 (Morphy Auctions, 8/09)
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    Wilcox Silver Plated Figural Wine Glass Holders

    Wilcox Silver Plated Figural Wine Glass Holders
    Morphy Auctions

    Wilcox #2388 wine glass holders with a cherub holding mirror and bird with a nest at the base. No damage or repairs.

    • Condition: Excellent
    • Value: $234 (Morphy Auctions – 12/09)