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vegard_dino




Joined: 21 Mar 2010
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Location: Norway

Posted: 29/01/2012 
Post subject: Crest.......HELP me with some information. Thanks....
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Hi all

Oh, yes, more questions.

A piece of silver, spoon, fork, bowl or tea pot, with a Crest engraved.
Was/is a Crest only used by large, rich and powerful people or Clans?

Will silver with a Crest be worth more?

All help is good.....I need it.

Thanks all
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 01/02/2012 
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In general crests and engravings make silver less valuable although I'm sure there will always be exceptions. As to the class of people who would have crests, etc on their silver, I guess the simple answer is that anyone who could afford a full set of silverware would be wealthy enough to have some sort of armorial, or at least have monograms engraved on their silver.
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vegard_dino




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Posted: 01/02/2012 
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Thanks for the information, good to learn something new.
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