Sheffield style Silver on Copper Tea set markings

deerlanderMay 27, 2009

Could anyone help me identify the age and value of a Sheffield style tea set? Apparently, it is mixed, as there is one set of marks on the tray and a different set on the other pieces.

I have a close up picture of each marking, but I'm not sure how to post them on this forum.

If you have any knowledge, please reply and I can send the pics direct.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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lindac

No one will be able to tell you a thing without pictures.
You say "sheffield style"....what does that mean?
go to Photobucket and upload the pictures there following directions.
Also a picture of the whole teaset would be good.
One of the problems is that there is "Old Sheffield" which is a sheet of pure silver rolled with copper and formed inot a teapot pitcher or whatever.....and then there is electroplated ware over copper, much newer and less valuable...
And the style and condition affects value.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 11:13AM
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deerlander

Thanks for responding Linda,

I say Sheffield because I know so little about it, and the closest info I could find on the Web were sites with that name.

I have a link now to Photobucket below with shots of the markings and pieces. The set looks to be in good condition, with no copper showing through that I could see. I was told not to use silver cleaner as this could remove some of the silver coating.

I notice some of the other threads here have pictures imbedded in the message, I couldn't figure out how to do that.

I appreciate your help.

Thanks,

Kent

Here is a link that might be useful: Silver Tea Set

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 11:50AM
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lindac


It's electroplated, thes tyle looks to be 1910 to maybe 1940 to me. The one mark is that of Lehman brothers who started business in 1905. The other mark I don't know and didn't take the time to search. It is of the type known as faux hallmarks, similar to British Sterling marks, but not similar enough to invoke a law suit!
Whoever told you not to use silver cleaner didn't know much about silver. Yes, silver cleaner can wear away the silver on plated ware (which is why sterling is more desirable) but dirty black silver is of no value nor use.
Get some good quality silver polish like International or Wrights,w ash the pieces with soap and water and polish them up with silver polish and finish by washing again and drying with a soft cloth.
Estimated value....$75 to $100...if it cleans up well.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 12:57PM
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ekn1960

I have 2 server's somewhat identical to the above posting. My server's have 3 stamps on the bottem. A crown, A "S", and a shield. Under these stamps are the words etched "Silver and Copper" These pieces have been in my family for over 50 years. Can anyone help me find what would be the going price on them.
thank you

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 10:14PM
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BrendaMarie2u_aol_com

I have a tea set with those symbols ( crown, S and shield on the bottom of the tray ) also. But is says silver plate under the symbols and nothing else. Can anyone give me any information?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 6:29PM
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dzink1122_gmail_com

I have a tea set, stamped on the bottom silver over cooper and a lion and horse holding a shield on the tea pot. The tray has a crown with a cross at the top of it. Can anyone tell me how old this could be, in the family over 100yrs.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 2:04PM
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lindac

Look through this site and see if you find the marks here.
Linda c

Here is a link that might be useful: silver marks

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 4:23PM
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myjhanson_netzero_com

I have tea set - coffee pot on cradle, another coffee pot,
one tea pot, sugar & creamer, plus large tray.
On the bottom the hallmarks are crown, S, shield, silver
over copper. I think my mother got this in the 1950 in Texas.
Could you please let me know the marker and approximately
the value of this set. It is in excellent condition.
Thank you
M. Hanson

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 12:22PM
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lindac

Impossible to tell much without a picture, both of the set and the marks on the bottom. It's silver plate, but any value will be determined not only by the condition but also by the style.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 3:12PM
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