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How much is my silverware worth?

Hi All,

I am new here and was wondering if someone can help me place a value on the following.

There are about 30 pieces as shown in the photo, there are dates on the back raging from 1912-1920’s. These are from the Biltmore Hotel in New York City back in the early 20th century as it says and I was told my great Grandfather used to work there. I believe it is sterling silver due to the mark. I think it is a Birmingham. I am new so unsure.

I just don’t sell for melt value if it has other significant value. All together they weigh aprox 3lbs.

Thanks in Advanced.

Mr Beno

The mark which you show in your second picture is a Gorham electroplate mark - not Birmingham silver. I have no idea of value but don’t plan your retirement yet…

Thanks, I got it checked out by a coin dealer and it was electro Plated. Now does that mean it is silver plate? I know of a gold and silver buyer shop that is currently buying silver plate.


Electroplating is an electrochemical process in which a microscopically thin layer of pure silver is deposited onto the surface of a base metal. So, yes, it’s silver plate.

Thanks again

Mr. Beno