Info needed on Crown Castle plates

kylabaJanuary 13, 2006

I have a set of plates that have "Crown Castle Ltd." and "Made in USA" stamped on them. I need information on circa when they were made and some info on the company. I believe they're pewter.

Thanks in advance.

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A picture woulkd help....
But generally speaking....very generally...the words Made in USA usually indicate items made in the latter part of the 19th century to the very early part of the 20th century.
Linda C

    Bookmark   January 13, 2006 at 11:49PM
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here's a pic.

I beleive it's called a 'Queen Anne' pattern

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 6:29AM
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Probably 1920's....there was a resugrance in pewter stuff then.....and again in the early 1950's.
Linda C

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 10:57AM
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The "Ltd" included in the mark would mean the piece was made post-1861 and most are much much later. The "Ltd." stands for "Limited" which is a legal definition of a type of corporate organizational structure.

As a general statement, the "Made In" (country of origin) was required when the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 was amended in 1921. There are some notable exceptions...Wedgwood used "Made In" much earlier than 1921.

A tight close-up picture would help in order to see the finish on the pewter. But, they are definitely 20th century.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 8:44AM
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    Bookmark   August 22, 2008 at 9:45PM
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My daughter has a set of Crown Castle plates. They are very similar to Wilton Armetale's Country French pattern with a matte finish.

I don't think they're true pewter, but rather an aluminum alloy as is Wilton Armetale.

At any rate, she was afraid to use them because of the possibility of toxins contaminating the food, but it's been fine.

A table set with these plates is truly impressive. Congrats on a beautiful collection.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 4:29PM
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Crown-Castle Ltd is (was) out of Stanford, CT. They sold nice reproductions. I have a small catalog from the 70's with your plates on the front cover. I purchased 1776 repro flatware, which I have and am still very happy with.
If you would like to share your email address, I can forward you a picture of the front of the brochure advertising your plates. The are not pewter, they are pewtalloy metal and sold for $22.95 fir a 16 piece set.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 2:15PM
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hello i bought a set at an estate sale. it consist of 6 cups,7 small plates and 8 big plates.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 11:51AM
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I hve a set of crown castle ltd...8 dinner plates..and 8 desert size plates and one mug style cup.... I'm curious to know basiclly what they're worth ...any infi??

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 4:34PM
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