Old Sugar Canister
I'm hoping Some of you folks might be able & willing to fill me in on this old canister.
It says "SUGAR The Finest Quality Of Cuba"
See link to pictures below.
I've done quite a bit of searching on line & found other canisters like this (& similar), but not finding the answers to some of my main questions.
I'm not seeing much in the way of prices that might be commonly asked for it.
Of course another big question is "What is it made of?"
I see at least one listed as silver, others listed a brass, nickle, etc.
From it's look, I'm thinking it might be silver, but I'm not sure of a safe way to test or clean it.
I would assume cleaning it would be a first step.
I've been unemployed for just over a year & things are really starting to get tough, so I'm finding anything in the attic, basement, shed, etc that might be of some value.
Unfortunately, taking these things to an appraiser (who is going to charge for their advice) is not an option.
So hopefully some of the fine folks here can share a few words of wisdom.
Here is a link that might be useful: Picasa Web Album