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An Odd Catch When Fishing (lots of pictures)

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Phill Palmer




Joined: 19 Jun 2013
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Posted: 19/06/2013 
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Hello All, may i start by saying im not exactly a silver collector but my interest has been provoked by an odd occurrence while fishing today. There i was minding my own, trying to catch a Pike or two when i spotted what i thought was a cup in the water. So i tried to fish it out, and ended up climbing down to pick it up, only to find a few other bits and pieces with it. I have done a bit of research, and this is what i think i have found.

First of all a Silver plate tea caddie by H Wilkinson & Co





Secondly a 3 piece tea set by Elkington & Co dated 1892













I have give them a bit of a wash in warm water, so my questions are as follows.

1. Should I be handing these into the Police? could they have been dumped recently and got that tarnished?

2. Have i identified these correctly

3. Is it worth getting them cleaned professionally or can i do it my self without ruining them.

4. Do they have any value.

Thank in advance and i look forward to your replies

Phill
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Phill Palmer




Joined: 19 Jun 2013
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Posted: 20/06/2013 
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Ok so i have had the first question answered, i spoke to Yorkshire police who have told me i should hand it in, and i will do so when I'm down there next week. Hopefully i will get them back.
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Elise




Joined: 12 Aug 2013
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Posted: 22/08/2013 
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Good on you for doing the right thing. What an amazing catch though! I hope you do get it back, it's an awesome story and certainly beautiful set . No idea if it's worth anything though.
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Hose_dk




Joined: 23 Mar 2008
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Location: Denmark

Posted: 23/08/2013 
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Nice find and a good story. Police are right - most likely stolen and someone found that it was plated and got rid of it.
In case you get it back - I would keep it as is. Good story and look like when found. You will never use it anyhow.

Would you use it - then polish it. But most likely you will not use it.
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staunto




Joined: 29 Dec 2007
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Location: Australia

Posted: 19/07/2014 
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Did you get them back Phill??
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