This was my great grand mothers tea set, and I was wondering if you guys could tell me anything about its value, origin and or what some of the pieces actually were for. Ive attached some pictures, but if you need more just ask.
Anyway, as best I can make out the tea pot, piece with interior tray(butter dish?) creamer and sugar holders all say Racine Silver P. Co. Quadruple, in a circle around a set of scales. Under that circle is the stamp, 0920. The tea pot also has a 6 stamped above the scales. There appear to be no dates anywhere on any of the pieces.
The lidded piece with no interior tray, says Racine Silver Plate Co, with out scales -instead incircling the words “triple plate”. Under that circle is again 0920.
The spoon and the knife seem to be from another set of silver intirely, even though my grandmother swore they belonged to this set. However, they have a wreath symbol followed by Rogers, another wreath symbol and 1881 xxx stamped on the stems. *note the knife is minus the xxx.
All of them are tarnished and seem to be showing the base metal in some areas, which might be copper. Should I polish them out and perhaps have them replated, or are they more valuable in their current condition?