The best book available for silver plate pattern identification is called "Silverplated Flatware - An Identification and Value Guide" by Tere Hagan.
The prices are not current but the line drawings are invaluable.
Sterling silver is marked with the word STERLING or with the number .925.
If the marking is .900 or .800 your piece is less than sterling silver, but it is still silver.
changing its name to Wallace International Silversmiths, Wallingford, Connecticut.
This firm markets International Sterling flatware and silverplated flatware under various trademarks (e.g. In 1986 the business was purchased by a subsidiary of Syratech Corporation and continues its activity.
Family owned, Reed & Barton Corporation is one of the oldest silversmiths in the United States, its roots dating back to 1824.
Over the years, Reed & Barton has evolved into a diversified tabletop company composed of several divisions.
Once you know that name of your pattern you can go online and look up what pieces are available and the price for them.There are a variety of Wallace marks and I was wondering if anyone had any information about which mark was used during what time frame. Wallace did not use "date marks" as did a few of the American makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries so some guesswork is necessary.Here is a link for a list of the Wallace marks: I am interested because I have a master nut dish with this Wallace mark. Regards, Uncle Vic You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You can download files in this forum Use of this website constitutes an agreement to these Terms and Conditions Powered by php BB © 2001, 2005 php BB Group :: founded by I.Period European flatware has set records at auction.Of note, The Stephanie de Beauharnais Service, an important German silver and silver-gilt flatware service circa 1830 that sold at Sotheby’s in 2008.If the back is marked Rogers, most Rogers are silverplate, no matter what else it is marked.